The Fall and Rise of the Amir Sister by Nadhiya Hussein

The Fall and Rise of the Amir SistersThe Fall and Rise of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain (and Ayisha Malik)
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m torn about how to review this book. On the one hand, it’s brilliant to see warm-hearted rom com with British-Asian characters whose main conflict isn’t their Asian-ness. On the other hand… this is a sequel to The Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters. I haven’t read that book, so I think I missed some of the details that might have enhanced the experience.

This book focuses mainly on Farah and Bubblee. Farah desperately wants a child. Bubblee has lost her artistic mojo and is struggling to find her meaning in life. There is only one way Farah can have a baby and that’s through … a surrogate.

The story touches on the lives of all of the sisters and on their mother’s life too. It’s warm and funny in places. I liked the What’sApp group very much. There’s plenty of dramatic moments too (the scene where Farah and Bubblee find Mustafa is incredible). To me, it felt a little disjointed. This could be because I haven’t read the first book in the series.


I received a review copy via Netgalley.

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