I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the lovely and heartwarming The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters by the inspirational Nadiya Hussain (with Ayisha Malik). Thank you to Jessica Lee and HQ for giving me the opportunity to read and review this little gem of a book.
About the book:
Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.
But a series of events will shake the strong self-belief Mae has always had in herself and will leave her questioning where it is she really fits in.
The Amir sisters will need to draw on all the love they have for each other, if they are going to navigate the challenges life has to throw at them and help Mae along the path to self-discovery.
About the author:
Nadiya Hussain rose to fame after winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. She was one of the most memorable contestants ever due to her captivating smile and inspirational winner’s speech. Since winning, Nadiya has presented the BBC documentaries The Chronicles of Nadiya, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, Nadiya’s Family Favourites. She has also co-presented The Big Family Cooking Showdown and Junior Bake Off and is a regular guest on The One Show.
Her cookery books and cookery/story books for children have reached bestseller status and include Nadiya’s Family Favourites, Nadiya’s British Food Adventure, Nadiya’s Kitchen and the Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story trilogy. Nadiya has also written two novels – The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters and The Fall and Rise of the Amir Sisters. Her first picture book, My Monster and Me, is publishing in October 2019, as is Finding My Voice, an emotive look at the different roles Nadiya plays in her life and how they have shaped her.
Nadiya makes regular appearances at cookery events throughout the UK and abroad, including the BBC Good Food Show and many more, and has featured in the BBC’s 100 Most Influential Women list. She also features regularly in the media with columns in The Times and previously BBC Good Food Magazine and Essentials.
Nadiya lives with her husband Abdal and their three children in Milton Keynes.
Oh, what a lovely, warm and uplifting book this is! Written by inspirational winner of The Great British Bake Off Nadiya Hussain (with Ayisha Malik), The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters is a charming book about life, love and family. The perfect book to unwind with at the end of a long day, this is a book that will leave you with a feeling of warmth and happiness as you turn the final page.
A gentle and easy read, but one that packs a punch nevertheless, I enjoyed every word of this lovely little gem of a book. It tells the story of nineteen year old Mae, who is finally ready to spread her wings and leave the warm bosom of her family. But the path to independence does not run smoothly, leading to a series of events that will shake her confidence and leave her questioning exactly where she fits into the world.
Back home with her family, Mae struggles to fit back into her old life. Her sisters try their best to help Mae along her own path of self discovery, but ultimately it will have to be Mae herself who decides the path in life that’s best for her.
The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters is a beautifully written coming of age tale that explores themes of life, love, family, awakening sexuality and faith. It is full of the warmth and humour you would expect from Nadiya Hussain and is a book that I thoroughly enjoyed.
The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters by Nadimyan Hussain (with Ayisha Malik) is available to buy now: Amazon Uk
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