CHARACTERS ☆ Henna House

CHARACTERS à eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Nomi Eve

N where Adela encounters old loves discovers her true calling and is ultimately betrayed by the people and customs she once held dearHenna House is an intimate family portrait and a panorama of history From the traditions of the Yemenite Jews to the far ranging devastation of the Holocaust to the birth of the State of Israel Eve offers an unforgettable coming of age story and a textured chronicle of a fascinating period in the twentieth centuryHenna House is a rich spirited and sensuous tale of love loss betrayal forgiveness and the dyes that adorn the skin and pierce the heart. What a beautifully written story This was a group of people I really knew nothing about and I've always been interested in henna This is about Adela Damari starting in the 1920s in Yemen It follows her life as she tries to avoid the Confiscator who takes Jewish children as part of the Orphan's Decree and they are instantly adopted by the local Muslim community I enjoyed the relationship between Adela and her cousin Hani who introduces her to henna application and meanings I enjoyed the harsh relationship she had with her mother This is so worth the time I would have read it faster but I had other things going on This is one you will get lost in and will lose track of time because you will be absorbed into the characters lives It will leave you thinking about the characters long after you put the book downI want to thank the publisher for my copy as I received this through my group as a read along with the publisher

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Henna HouseAn evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid twentieth century from the acclaimed author of The Family OrchardIn the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman her family their community and the rituals that bind themNomi Eve’s vivid saga begins in Yemen in 1920 when Adela Damari’s parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter After passage of the Orphan’s Decree any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be i. You can read the synopsis on another page For me this was a book to read twice the first time to rush through the pages to uickly find out what will happen to the characters next and the second time to slowly savor the descriptions of these marvelous and exotic people and locales Nomi Eve captivated me to keep reading promising the possibility of one great scene on the next page in the next chapter until abruptly the story ends and I'm left hungry for

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CHARACTERS ☆ Henna House Ä An evocative and stirring novel about a young woman living in the fascinating and rarely portrayed community of Yemenite Jews of the mid twentieth century from the acclaimed author of The Family OrchardIn the tradition of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent Henna House is the enthralling story of a woman her family their community andNstantly adopted by the local Muslim community With her parents’ health failing and no spousal prospects in sight Adela’s situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing Suddenly Adela’s eyes are opened to the world and she begins to understand what it means to love another and one’s heritage She is imperiled however when her parents die and a prolonged drought threatens their long established way of life She and her extended family flee to the city of Ade. This was a disappointing miss for me Went in expecting a dramatic story of a Yemenite Jewish girl learning Henna in order to set her free What I got was a story with characters doing things that made me feel nothingAdela Damari has all the makings to be a powerful antagonist She made a valiant effort but ultimately didn't come off the page for me This book starts out with her fearful of the Confiscator a man who threatened to take Adela if her father died before she was married to another This caused her to become promised to her cousin Asaf at the tender age of 9 The story picked up from there but the threads never fully connected Too many story lines going in different directions with a final powerful surprise event towards the end which still didn't come across emotionally to me