Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Sweet Revenge. Apr 19, Maryam Rahmouni rated it did not like it. While it needs to be acknowledged that atrocities have been committed against women overseas in the name of Islam, it also needs to be acknowledged that such practices have no basis in the religion itself.
More than years ago Islam afforded women rights comparable to those in our contemporary international human rights documents. It is not Islam but other factors, notably cultural practices alien to the religion itself, which are the cause of the mistreatment of women.
Sydney Morning Heral While it needs to be acknowledged that atrocities have been committed against women overseas in the name of Islam, it also needs to be acknowledged that such practices have no basis in the religion itself. Sydney Morning Herald, "Grim picture of sharia hides its useful aspects", Ghena Krayem and Haisam Farache, February 18, Statements such as these are now common in our media.
They assure us that the harsh treatment of women in Islamic countries is the result of the culture and not of the religion of Islam.
View all 4 comments. Sep 05, Aly is so frigging bored rated it it was amazing Recommended to Aly is so frigging bored by: Layla is a Picky Reader. Shelves: favorites , contemporary , royalty. Layla was right, this is one of the best Nora Roberts stand alone.
Apr 07, Amy rated it liked it Shelves: court-royalty. Reading Nora Roberts is sort of like hanging out with a high school friend or a first love. Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Sidney Sheldon - they all were my first loves, and the ones that got me reading. Before I knew what love was, I traveled the world with these authors, watching the dashing hero and heroine find chemistry from the ashes of a difficult childhood to the sweet taste of thrilling romance.
The details of this one don't matter, they are ultimately all the same. But I will share an Reading Nora Roberts is sort of like hanging out with a high school friend or a first love.
But I will share an outline anyway. Handsome Dashing Ex Thief who works for Interpol falls instantly in love and thieving escapades lead to true love and redemption. Fun and familiar. Reading Nora transports you straight back to Speaking of , I was 20 , that's why I picked up this book.
For a challenge, I needed to find a book to enjoy, and this one was one of five I got out from the library. Remember these titles? I think I made the right choice. But I like knowing that a lot of old friends are in the huge pile to be returned to the library - when someday it re-opens.
When this nightmare is over, we will be having new adventures once again. Nope, I can't with this one. The islamophobia inherent in the main character's back story is horrific, and I'm at the point now, 70 pages of back story behind me, where, even if the jewel heist part is amazing and no more islamophobic bullshit happens unlikely , I'll still have to one star.
I don't need this in my brain. Nov 01, Ursula rated it really liked it Shelves: independent-woman , angsty-goodness , cruelty-brutality , alpha-hero , contemporary-romance. A solid 3. My first Nora Roberts book and I have to say I enjoyed it. Wasn't really sure what to expect, as she seems to be a very prolific writer in several different genres, but it was an emotional and interesting read, even if I got pretty angry on behalf of the heroine and her mother at times.
Inter-cultural marriages are always difficult, but the description here of this one was quite black and white, and I was a bit surprised at view spoiler [ how the h's father A solid 3. Inter-cultural marriages are always difficult, but the description here of this one was quite black and white, and I was a bit surprised at view spoiler [ how the h's father was portrayed as an unmitigated Baddie, with no redeeming features and an apparent incapacity to feel love or compassion hide spoiler ].
I am not Muslim so I cannot comment on the veracity of the life of women described in the fictitious Islamic country here, but I would imagine it is not far from the truth in some of the stricter Islamic societies, where cultural norms have overtaken actual religious requirements. All the same, I was feeling pretty grateful to have been born a woman in the West after reading this! I guess that's my own cultural bias speaking!
The relationship between Adrianne and Phillip was a tad problematic for me, too, as he came across quite Alpha at times, and I wasn't sure how that was going to be a good thing. On the other hand, he had to break through a lot of barriers to reach Adrianne, and maybe that was the only way. I am no psychologist! Most importantly, I remained invested in the outcome and enjoyed the writing style of the author.
I have a couple of her JD Robb books on my Kindle, but haven't read them yet. Think I will get on to them now. View 2 comments. Sweet Revenge is one of them. The plot is haunting, the figures are exiting and the authors writing style simply said brilliant. He is a thief and specialized when it comes to jewels and diamonds.
Both of them have one thing in common: their devoted mothers. Mothers, who would do everything to keep their child from being harmed.
How they do it, and what they have to do to achieve their goal shows Nora Roberts in a wonderful sensitive way. Or the scene, where Philip talks to the king — WOW!!! On the other hand that religion brings some spice into the story. Although Adrianne lives her western heritage from her mother, she is embossed by the religion that is lived in Jaquir.
The combination of both, western lifestyle and the lifestyle of the Orient, handles the author in a very entertaining and sensitive way. Characters Strong, very unique, some of them are weak, others nothing but superficial but every single character is convincing and seems very real. Although I have to admit, that there was, at some point during reading, where I could have smashed the King with pleasure against a wall and where I could have called him a lot of names!
He is evil, cruel and does things, that are against the law and if the public would know about them, he would be no longer king of the country.
But she has a heart and her way of seeing things and how she cares about others, is something that makes the big difference. Her struggle to get revenge and hate in balance without losing herself completely is quite something to read.
Result What a brilliant and great novel! What a thrilling and fantastic read. Highly recommended! I wasn't sure how I was going to like this story since it started with a mother who has gave up everything to be with a man she thought love her but when your a woman in an Arabic country, things aren't as what you may think. When Phibbe decided to take her eight year old daughter, Adrianne, away from the same life that she did and went back home to the States things went downhill.
After her mother's death Princess Adrianne only thought about the revenge she wanted for her mother. Adrianne made I wasn't sure how I was going to like this story since it started with a mother who has gave up everything to be with a man she thought love her but when your a woman in an Arabic country, things aren't as what you may think.
Adrianne made something of herself over the years but what she was actually up to would surprise you and was very dangerous.
The only person who can ruin her plans is Phillip. So much happens in this book. It keeps your interest throughout the story. You see the differences between the two countries but also the sameness too but no matter what love is always the key to our heart but also the key to vengeance.
Another well written book by Nora Roberts. Jan 18, yoksan rated it did not like it Shelves: romance , why-am-i-reading-this , adult , i-wanna-throw-things , wtf , kill-me-now.
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