hey there lovelies and a very happy tuesday to you, wherever you may be.
today i wanted to share this lovely book with you. i recently finished reading it and so enjoyed it. i know you will too!
the book itself came into my possession via my car! when i bought the car, this book had been tucked into one of the seat pockets and forgotten about.
i didn't discover it until a few months later and knew i definitely had to read it!
the book combines the historic, the romantic and the exotic beautifully. it's set partly in tunisia and mostly in paris.
it tells the story of a migrant worker called fatima and her life and adventures. it is written in a very warm and inviting way, and you find yourself immediately drawn into the characters and their lives.
fatima's story is by turns sad and sorrowful then happy and joyful. she finds herself in a strange and foreign land and yet doesn't completely lose her real self to that foreignness.
you do find yourself rooting for her as you read and unlikely heroes seem to spring up throughout the book as fatima finds her way through her new life in paris.
she is known as a lucky person, but she is also a compassionate person. in fact, for the most part her good luck only effects those around her, and not fatima herself.
i would definitely recommend this book. it is heartwarming and kind, intelligent and leaves you feeling good. it restores your faith in kindness and allows you to leave behind your cynicism once you open the book's pages.