ABOUT THE BOOK:
Life looked promising for Kalila Rahim when she and her husband decided to move from New York City to the Pocono Mountains. Despite a fabulous home, a lucrative career, and the birth of a healthy baby boy, the couple’s marriage remained fraught with problems: the most notable, Bashir’s complicated love affair.
Angry and hurt, Kalila kicks him out, only to become distraught after receiving a call notifying her of Bashir’s untimely death. Widowed, facing mounting debt, and left to raise their son alone, Kalila decides to move far away to start a new life. However, she soon discovers that burying a husband is a lot simpler than concealing his secrets, especially when her own dark dalliances begin to resurface, threatening to destroy her life.
“No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to heal.”
Unlikely Friends by Sahar Abdulaziz
Available on Amazon from Limitless Publishing!
What readers are saying...
"This is a truly heartwarming story, beautifully written. Abdulaziz is an admirable wordsmith who paints vivid pictures with her prose. I loved reading this truism: “sometimes all we get to keep in this life are our memories.” The story flows and we’re drawn into it. It’s a difficult book to put down and probably one of the best books I’ve ever read. The quietly desperate people in this story gradually become people filled with hope and strength."
"Ms. Abdulaziz has taken a cast of characters, each with their own quirks and issues, and created a beautiful story of what constitutes family and how the walls we build around us don't always protect us, merely isolate us...Each character comes to life on the pages. I truly felt I new Irwin, he was so perfectly drawn. They have flaws and imperfections and yet they have true emotions you feel jumping at you."
"Ms Abdulaziz introduces an unlikely cast of characters and weaves their lives together in such a way, the reader cannot wait to see what happens next...Anyone who loves a great story about people who are adrift will laugh, cry, and applaud over how six special people meet and with that, alter their lives forever. "
"Unlikely Friends is one of those books that digs under your skin and stays there. Sahar's style of writing is immersive and truly engrossing. You find yourself envisioning the world she's created around these complex characters. Characters who are determined in showing the world that they matter despite the adversities that come their way.
....Full of situations that anyone can relate to, it's easy to imagine the characters, as well as the things they do and the situations they encounter every day. These are characters whose lives are turned topsy-turvy. While they might not want to interact with one another, at times, they push through and end up forming unexpected bonds. Bonds that end up being permanent the longer they spend time together.
...A delightful, yet turbulent, story, I'm looking forward to more of the author's writing/books. She's definitely an author to keep an eye on."
Grouchy former librarian Irwin Abernathy, presently the co-owner of Abernathy & Crane, is busy preparing the bookshop for the holidays. Meanwhile, his neighbor and nemesis, Alastair Brooke, lies dying next door. It’s no secret that Irwin and most of the town dislike the irritating antique dealer, but Irwin can’t imagine what nasty deed the vile little man did to deserve being murdered! Then again––
Within moments of their arrival, the police suspect Irwin’s friend, ex-convict Darren Crane. His arrest launches everyone and everything at Abernathy & Crane into utter chaos. While poor, innocent Darren wallows away inside a jail cell, Irwin and his incorrigible friends are busy doing whatever it takes to prove his innocence––which frankly terrifies Darren almost as much as being hauled back to prison!
Devoted Friends is a heartwarming story about the compassion and humor required when one is confronted by life’s many unpredictable obstacles. It is also about friendships driven by courage, dignity, and the unrelenting fortitude necessary when facing grief and heartbreak in a sometimes unfair, perfectly imperfect world.