My husband, his wives and me

After her divorce Nadia Schafer enjoys her independence. So she gets to know Karim, a devout and educated muslim. She gets involved with him, even marries him, because Islam forbids love without a marriage certificate. She accepts the fact that Karim already has a wife and children and the marriage continues, because he carries Nadia on his hands. They move to Oman, where Nadia is only allowed to leave the house deeply veiled. She does it for Karim – a caring husband who also takes care of his first wife. Until one day he brings home wife number three ..

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giselasleselust

I was constantly conflicted about my opinion of Nadia. Sometimes I wanted to shake her, so that she comes to her senses, sometimes I wanted to comfort her, because I could understand her very well.
After her divorce .

I was constantly conflicted with my opinion of Nadia. Sometimes I wanted to shake her so that she would come to her senses, sometimes I wanted to comfort her because I could understand her very well.
After her divorce she actually felt well. Lived in a shared apartment with a young, handsome man. Only platonically, of course. The only downer was their unemployment. After a vacation in Turkey her passion for the Orient was ignited.
She learned how to prepare Arabic dishes and belly dance.
When she received a call from a Karim who wanted to visit her, she didn’t know what hit her at first. Nadia was recommended to Karim by a couple who were friends of his. She fell in love with this wonderful voice right away. So when she picked him up from the Nuremberg train station, her knees got downright wobbly.
At home she spoiled him with Arabic dishes. Karim tells her about his life. Often he chuckled (laughed) which gave Nadia a tingle in her stomach. To make a long story short, they met in October 1995. November 1995 they got married in Amsterdam.
I had my problems with it. Karim already had a wife and three children.
He really wanted Nadia as a second wife. Since a divorce is impossible for a devout Muslim, he now had to take care of two women.
I wondered: Is it really Nadia?? Really? You as a self-employed woman, who had just divorced a cheater, now want to become a second wife? And that veiled from head to toe.
Of course, Karim was so vulnerable and lonely. He needed a woman who would see eye to eye with him was!
Nadia should still have to gnaw on this statement many a time.

I liked the descriptions of the Orient insanely well. I could understand Nadia’s love for this country very well. When Karim moved with her to Oman she got to work side by side with him. Nadia’s inventiveness brought a hotel into the green figures. The German wife was very much appreciated. Everything could be wonderful, were it not for wife number 1! And soon already number 3 .
One thing you had to give Karim credit for. He always took care of all the women and children. Never got physical. His wives were allowed to travel when and where they wanted.

One Thousand and One Nights became a dream come true for Nadia. She experienced the great love and appreciation of a cultured Muslim man. She felt safe. She felt betrayed. She was infinitely happy. She was unhappy.
A German woman leaves her family to be happy with a Muslim man on equal terms. Sugarloaf and whip.
And yet one can understand Nadia. Picnics on picturesque beaches on the Arabian Sea. White mud houses bathed in a fairytale light at sunrise and sunset. In addition, a look from the eyes of a man who promises pure love.
Hera Lind has created a novel with powerful images. Fears and hopes were well captured by the author. The protagonists are very well developed. They also exist in real life. I now feel like I know everyone personally.

No matter what Nadia had to go through, many things were worth it. Yes, and in his way Karim was truly faithful.

An absolute recommendation from me. Read this book. My review is only a small fraction of what Nadia experienced. Her family background is also heartfelt.

Thank you very much Hera Lind. "My husband, his wives and me" Is my highlight of 2017 so far!

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Author: Hera Lind
Publisher: Diana
Page count: 400
Price: 19,99 Euro
published on 9. May 2017

After her divorce, Nadia Schafer enjoys independence. This is how she meets Karim, a .

Author: Hera Lind
Publisher: Diana
Number of pages: 400
Price: 19,99 Euro
published on 9. May 2017

After her divorce Nadia Schafer enjoys her independence. This is how she gets to know Karim, a devout and educated Muslim. She gets involved with him and even marries him, because Islam forbids love without a marriage certificate. She accepts that Karim already has a wife and children and that the marriage continues, because he carries Nadia on his hands. They move to Oman, where Nadia is only allowed to leave the house deeply veiled. She does it for Karim – a caring husband who also still cares for his first wife. Until one day he brings home wife number three ..

Nadja is in her 40s and divorced from her first husband. She is interested in Arabic cuisine and gets to know Karim from Amsterdam.
From their very first meeting he asks her to marry him and she refuses and although everyone advises her against it and thinks the idea is crazy, she is fascinated by him.
After only a month she marries him and a few years later goes to Oman with him as well. The fact that he still has a first wife does not count for her. Only when wife number 3 appears, she changes her mind.
I enjoyed the book super much. I was thrilled by Hera Linda’s writing style and could not put the book down. Within 24 hours I have devoured it.
I found it very interesting how a woman who has enjoyed all her freedom all her life suddenly becomes a submissive woman who no longer talks to or looks at men.
Hera Lind has definitely managed to portray Nadja’s love for Karim and one can also understand her decisions very well in part. She loves Karim and makes these sacrifices for him.
The book was exciting until the end and the descriptions of the places in Oman were really magical. One could imagine it very well. But not only the places were wonderfully described, but also the characters, who came across very authentically.
The writing style was again very fluid and pleasant and you had no problems to get into the story. She creates a wonderful atmosphere and you forget everything around you.

Definitely a wonderful, exciting and very interesting book that I can really recommend. Not only the story is wonderful, but also the places and the characters.
I have devoured the book within a few hours.
In total 5 out of 5 stars.

Bibbey

Nadia is recently divorced, lives in tranquil Furth, has worked in the fashion industry for a long time, has traveled with her best friends and thus discovered her interest in the Orient. .

Nadia is recently divorced, lives in the tranquil Furth, has worked for a long time in the fashion industry, has traveled with her best friends and has discovered her interest in the Orient. Her orderly life is turned upside down with one phone call. A man named Karim, a distant acquaintance, answers the phone. He wants to meet her out of the blue, even presents her with a fait accompli and arrives in Nadia’s idyllic life by ICE the very next day. Quickly the educated, strictly believing Muslim fascinates Nadia. Under his love, Nadia is blossoming, she discovers the magic of the Orient, finds a foothold in Islam. She can easily overlook the fact that Karim is already married. Again and again he professes not to love his first wife, not to leave her as a devout Muslim. Nadia is happier than ever before. But one day Karim brings wife number three home ..

The topics of Islam and the Orient have fascinated me – just like Nadia – for quite some time. To be honest, it was a bit difficult for me to get into the story, which is not so much history as reality, because it is based on true events. Nadia seemed unsympathetic and naive to me and I can imagine that many readers will feel the same way. Keeping in mind that her story is true exactly as it is portrayed was hard to grasp at first. However, I quickly had to revise my opinion: Nadia is an incredibly strong woman. She has my full respect, she loves her environment unconditionally and behaves absolutely selflessly. She is educated and open. All in all: Nadia impressed me very much.

Oman, Nadia’s and Karim’s later place of residence, is wonderfully portrayed. Both the customs and traditions there, but also the landscape, the food, the way of life and the working world are gradually illuminated. And always in such a way that it remains interesting. The theme of family is not neglected. On the one hand, of course, because Nadia suddenly finds herself married to a Muslim and starting a new life, having to cope with her first wife and children, but also with her own family back home in Germany. The balancing act between the Western values we know and those of the Orient is omnipresent, and the serious differences always make us think.

But also the Islam is brought closer to the reader incredibly detailed. I learned a lot, I found the descriptions incredibly well done and interesting. But the book is by no means a kind of textbook. I never had the feeling that explanations only appear to justify something or to fill gaps. The book does a great job in terms of education and tolerance, which I find incredibly valuable! How much faith enters the life of Nadia is hard to imagine for us at first. You have to be able to immerse yourself in a completely different world while reading it. If you can do that, you get a book that opens your eyes and gives you something for your whole life.

This book absolutely took me away. Nadia’s fate is admirable, exciting, debatable – but above all one thing: authentic! I got a lot out of this story, which Hera Lind has wrapped up wonderfully. A pallet full of emotions has always accompanied me and I could not put the book more out of the hand!

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"My husband and his wives by Hera Lind is an absolute bestseller for me. This outstanding extraordinary story, based on facts, captivated me from the very first page .

"My husband and his wives" of Hera Lind is for me an absolute best-seller. This outstanding and extraordinary story, based on facts, captivated me from the first page and never let me go. I could not put the book down, so captivated was the story of Nadia Schafer.

It is hard to believe what a human being is capable of. The 45 year old, newly divorced Nadia meets the Iraqi businessman Karim and immediately falls in love with him. Within a very short time she married the charismatic Karim, because Islam forbids love without a marriage certificate. Nadia is fascinated by the foreign culture and converts to Islam. That she is Karim’s second wife from now on, she puts up with it. Karim adores Nadia and carries her on his hands. She moves to Oman with her great love. Here she is only allowed to go out in the street with a deep veil. Karim takes care of his two wives, as it is written in the Koran. But then Karim marries for the third time .

An amazing book about a very special, deep and incredible love. The great writing style of the author has once again thrilled me from the beginning and I was immersed in this story, which is full of emotion. There is so much feeling and tension in it. But while reading I also got sad sometimes. I would have loved to grab Nadia and shake her, because she has somehow given up herself with her move to Oman. The worst thing I found was not even the veiling, but that she was not allowed to decide anything or speak anything, I found terrible. But I was impressed by the oriental flair. One imagines everything as in thousand and one night. When I close my eyes, I walk through the busy market, admire all the foreign things and have the smell of incense in my nose. The descriptions of Oman and also of La Palma are simply dreamlike. On La Palma with Nadia’s brother it was really beautiful. But unfortunately the time on La Palma was marked by a heavy blow of fate. And then there is Karim, whom you can really imagine. As the Koran prescribes, he took care of his wives in an exemplary way – from his point of view. But it was to be felt literally, how Nadia suffered under this situation, because the life as a sandwich woman is really particularly difficult. A lot was actually expected of her. But what won’t you do for your great love?. But one must not lose oneself. I really wish Nadia the very best for the rest of her life.

For me this book was an absolute reading highlight. I love these factual novels by Hera Lind. Of course I like to give 5 stars and I am already looking forward to the next story of the author.

The cover is also a real eye-catcher and fits just wonderful to the story.

GudrunMaria

The cover in its engaging colors is very successful and also already invites you into the matching story, which is written after a true incident.

The writing style is straightforward and .

The cover in its engaging colors is very successful and also already invites into the appropriate story, which is written after a true incident.

The writing style is straightforward and fluid to read. Hera Lind portrays the characters so skillfully that I would have loved to grab the protagonist by the shoulders and shake her awake. The other characters are also portrayed very authentically and realistically. Here you can imagine the scenery excellent. Comprehend me here because of the subject matter is somewhat difficult, but, that is not the writing style but the circumstances and circumstances themselves.

The story carries itself among other things also by the well-researched pictorial representations of the respective places. These are depicted in vivid and also opulent colors. You can feel as a reader in the middle of it and not just there.

The story is about Nadia Schafer, who is in a life crisis after her separation/divorce from her husband Harald. Here she is of course a good "victim for men, who "honey around her mouth" lubricate and Karim is one of them, with whom she falls head over heels in love. She ends up in a bondage that makes her make the most impossible concessions.

My conclusion: a book that presents itself in dazzling colors and only makes you shake your head due to the subject matter

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