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Desert Royal is the third book by Sasson, which revolves around the life of Princess Sultana behind the veil. In the previous books of the series, the readers were provided with shocking insights into the lives of those who are a part of Saudi Arabia's royal family. Although royal women are fabulously wealthy, they are virtually prisoners under subjection to the male members of their family, including their sons.
The princess had three children, and became oblivious to what was happening around her while bringing them up. When her children grew up, she found herself with a void in her life, which caused her to become addicted to alcohol. This caused her to fear that her husband would divorce her. She also tried everything possible to stop her niece from marrying a hateful man. The princess soon realized that there were several women needed her help.
As she had influence and money, she began to rescue girls who were being sold as sex-slaves to the rich and royal families. Sultana's desire to fight for women's rights in Muslim nations was reignited when the extended family goes on camping trip, which brings the princess and her relatives face-to-face with their nomadic roots. This novel also has some light moments, when Sultana and her daughters visit their royal cousin at his Paradise Palace. This edition comes with a new chapter, and contains a letter from Sultana, urging women to fight for their abused sisters' freedom around the world.
About Jean P. Sasson
Jean P. Sasson is a well-known author. Apart from this book, Sasson has written several other books, and some of them include Daughters Of Arabia, Princess: A True Story Of Life Behind The Veil In Saudi Arabia, and Mayada.
Born in the year 1947, Sasson grew up in a small town where she spent a great deal of time reading books. In the year 1978, she started working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital, Riyadh, holding the post of an administrative coordinator. During her tenure at the hospital, she met Peter Sasson, and they got married in the year 1982. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.