The 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.