Book Reviews: Things I Never Told My Mother

Edlyne L. Dickson 5.0 out of 5 stars Without a Faith Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2008

This book is a logical follow-up to the author’s first book, LUST UNDER THE VEIL. This book shows the secular Muslim lifestyle and a young woman who lives it, until she comes in contact with people with a living faith. The author has lived among these people and understands their varied lifestyles. She tells a compelling story that is an easy read. This book is for older youth and adults, as there are sexual situations. These situations are important to the understanding of the culture and lifestyle.

A. Raposo 5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Told Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2008

Um Daoud has done it again ( Lust under the Veil ) Things I never told my mother was beautifully written. We have to sit there and wonder that every time that we sit there and complain about something stupid, when here these poor woman have to walk around with something covering them, there told who they have to marry…and they don’t dare speak to the man unless they are spoken too…what a sad and scary life…my heart goes out to them…they have there dreams…if you enjoyed this book read Lust under the veil ( Um Daoud ) another beautifully written Novel…ANGELA

5.0 out of 5 stars Even better! Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2007

I have read the first book that Um Daoud wrote and found it intriguing. The author writes in such a realistic way that I was instantly drawn into the plight of the women. It was a fascinating exploration into the lives of women in the Muslim culture. The transition from Islam was one I would not soon forget. All women should have such hope!