Shabanu has followed her fathers wishes and become the youngest of Rahims four wives to protect her family. Tortured daily by the other wives and servants, Shabanus only solace come in the form of her young daughter Mumtaz. Desperate to escape the constant plots against her, Shabanu accompanies her husband to the Haveli, the traditional family home. However, rather than finding peace, Shabanu finds a whole new set of problems to cope with. Forced to help her best friend prepare for an arranged marriage that will only bring sorrow, and confronted by feelings of attraction to her husbands nephew, Shabanu must choose between her duty to her family and daughter and her heart.
This book is the sequel to Shabanu: Daughter of the Wind. Although it isnt necessary to read that book first, it is highly recommended. This book is full of plot twists and turns, and it is worth sticking through the slow parts to get to the rest of the book. I also enjoyed all the cultural details of Pakistani society that are included. A good read, and make sure you read Shabanu too!