Review published on April 3, 2017.
Sofia Khan has married the love of her life or so she thinks. This is the story of a mixed-race marriage and a mixed-up family. I read this book without having read Sofia Khan is Not Obliged first, but it certainly didn’t spoil my enjoyment. The story is a bit like a Muslim version of Bridget Jones’s Diary and it is all about the life and love of Sofia Khan.
It’s really hard to review this book without spoiling it, but what I will say is that it is very well written and covers a lot of issues that are prevalent and of importance to society today, including marriage, second marriage, and the choices and compromises that we are all faced with and have to make at some point in our lives.
At times it was hard to decide whether to love or hate the character of Sofia, since she sometimes needed a hug, while other times she needed a good shake or a stern talking too.
I am definitely going to re-read this once I have read the first book so that I can enjoy it even more.
Helen Appleby 4/3
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