There are many stories waiting to be told, but it seems that in our financially motivated environment, the only way your story can reach a wider audience is if you are a celebrity! At least, this was one of the responses the author received when she sent her autobiography off to yet another publisher. And it was this response that inspired the title of her book. She has a real story to tell, a story that she hopes will contribute to breaking preconceptions of a faith that to her, exudes peace and love. The spirit of the book is to shed some positive light on Islam, but despite this, there is no political agenda. Sahera Patel has simply written about the reality of being a Female British Muslim in a modern society. Her work is a voyeuristic journey. It takes the reader through the stages of the life of a Muslim that many will have only heard about in passing. It reveals real life tales; her parent's arranged marriage, agreed through a window, and her own which was only agreed after she met with countless potential candidates. Her story has been told with positivity, emphasizing the true nature of faith.
This book gives its reader an opportunity to take a journey that will educate, inspire and perhaps, change the heart forever.