Lost in thyme

Lost in thyme
Publisher: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press
Published Date: October 2018
ISBN-13: 9789927129582

Sami Amara, heir to the Amara & Sons Construction Company, has been plagued by visions of a mysterious red-haired girl that he just cant place. When his father suddenly dies, he is confronted with a past that he never knew existed: a mysterious girl, now woman, and promises unfulfilled. Petra Haddad, a single mother living in Kuwait, has grown accustomed to a life of routine, predictability and loneliness. When a lawyer calls her up to discuss the last will and testament of a man she never even knew, her world is turned upside down. Thrust together by fate, Sami and Petra begin a whirlwind journey that explores their families mysterious past, from America all the way to the precarious rural landscapes of their native country, Palestine. As their lives and histories entangle and intertwine, will they be able to forge a shared future together or will fate once again intervene?

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