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Torn between a marriage based on love and the desire to please her mother, Nada is forced to meet suitors the traditional way to satisfy her family. This insightful novel shows what happens when a modern Egyptian girl objects to her old-fashionedMoreTorn between a marriage based on love and the desire to please her mother, Nada is forced to meet suitors the traditional way to satisfy her family. This insightful novel shows what happens when a modern Egyptian girl objects to her old-fashioned familys interference, when it comes to arranging An Egyptian Marriage. Nada refuses her first suitor because he is extremely ugly. When she faces pressure for her mother and aunt to give him a second chance, she is surprised to be rejected by him, because someone told him that Nada is too liberated.The second suitor is a handsome but poor doctor who likes Nada, and she likes him, but hes not ready for marriage and cannot afford it financially. Bachelor number three comes from an extremely conservative family. His father objects to the match because Nadas father used to drink alcohol and both mother and daughter put one leg over the other in front of him, which he considered totally inappropriate.Nadas forth suitor is half French and the two take quite a liking to one another, but this time, the suitors mother rejects Nada without giving any reasons. Meanwhile, Nadas mother keep telling her that she will end up an old maid! Nada finds consolation in ballet and her best friend. She reads verse in the Koran and prays for a good husband. Just when Nada least expects it, she meets her Prince Charming. But will Nadas controlling mother mess the whole thing up?About the Author: Omneya Fawzi was born in Alexandria, Egypt. Her first language is Arabic, followed by French and then English. She has been a secretary, a French teacher and a jewellery designer. She was educated in Sainte Jeanne Antide school, one of the best schools in Egypt at that time.