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#Review Today I am sharing my review as part of the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters by Nadiya Hussain #Backablogger #BlogTour #AmirSisters @begumnadiya @HQStories

My Review

Today I am joining the blog tour for The Hopes and Triumphs of the Amir Sisters, this is the third book in the series but I read as a stand alone and still loved it.

In this story we are following younger sister Mae as she faces major life changes as she embarks on University but realises during her first year that she has always been the younger sister and doesn’t feel she has her own identity.

I found this a refreshing and informative insight into the turmoil and potential racism that can be experienced. Mae was from a very traditional family which meant she had never had a boyfriend and was used to spending most of her time with her family and had never had a large friendship group which meant Uni was a massive culture shock.

A lovely light hearted read that helps highlight the multiculturalism within society and how Mae learns to adapt and how her parents react to Mae breaking away from tradition.

I loved this book and devoured it in just a few sittings. I missed reading about Mae and her sisters after finishing it and am keen to see if there will be a fourth book as she was really finding her feet and discovering who she was as a person rather than just being the youngest Amir sister.

Book Blurb

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

Mae has watched as her three older sisters have gone through the process of finding their place in the world and faced the challenges of parenthood head on. Now ready to spread her wings beyond her close-knit family, Mae is ready to take the world by storm.

But a series of events will shake the strong self-belief Mae has always had in herself and will leave her questioning where it is she really fits in. The Amir sisters will need to draw on all the love they have for each other, if they are going to navigate the challenges life has to throw at them and help Mae along the path to self-discovery.

Available to purchase here


About the Author

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.

Over 14 million people tuned in to see Nadiya win 2015’s Great British Bake Off. Since then she has captured the heart of the nation. A columnist for The Times and Essentials, Nadiya is also a regular reporter for The One Show and presented a two part series, The Chronicles of Nadiya on BBC One. She is the author Nadiya’s Kitchen (Michael Joseph), Bake me a Story (Hodder) and has been named as one of the top five most influential Asians in the UK.



Many thanks to Jessica Lee at HQ for the invitation to take read and review this lovely heartwarming book.