Mistress of the Spices
In this book the leading female character, Aida conveys her story as to how she met her husband right from the scratch. The author has put in efforts to draw a true picture of what it is like to search for a life partner and the ups and downs that are involved in every marriage. She has also done her best to shed light to what happens in a Muslim couples’ bedroom which in most part of the Muslim families is considered a taboo subject. Though at times I felt the script went too far and had to skip pages so I can get to the rest of the story. But overall it gives a really good idea about what it is like to be married and how it is not always a bed of roses.
The Hazardous Life of Nilufer
In this story, Nilufer plays a character of a woman that all of us has within us. It is the character which we don’t want to accept and talk about, known as the libido. At every stage Nilufer has to face a situation in which she is drooling about a person who is from the opposite sex and how she manages to get out of it so things don’t go any further. I also enjoyed the way Feauxzar has portrayed how we as women sometimes go so far in loving a man that we forget to look for own likes and dislikes which eventually hurts us bad. If you will like the Mistress of the Spices then you are sure to like this story as well.
This was my most favourite one because it revolves around life after marriage, specifically after the first child. In this story Aida is back with a new born daughter and is now getting back to her normal routine and her career. Despite some differences in opinion with her husband, Aida is adamant to do what she wants but in complete secrecy. As days goes by, Aida is more and more stressed to be hiding a secret from her husband. She is getting better at hiding it but she knows sooner or later he will find out, and maybe they would be the doom’s day of her marriage. This story kept me hooked and brought a bunch of emotions as I read each chapter.