A Novel

by Mahsa Rahmani Noble



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/31/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781480864221
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781480864214
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 362
ISBN : 9781480864207

About the Book

From the palaces of pre-revolutionary Iran to Swiss boarding schools and the world’s glamour capitals, Princess Soraya Esfandiary Bahktiari lived a life seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. The only daughter of a prominent Iranian family, at sixteen she is selected from among the most beautiful and eligible women of her country to wed the Shah of Iran.

Too young to recognize prominent members of Iranian society made the match—and that her job is to help unite a country being driven apart—one truth is inescapable: Soraya loves the Shah deeply. Sadly, her affections are not equally returned, and her life is shattered overnight. The red carpet is pulled from under her feet as her royal status is torn away.

Years later, a chance encounter with a distant relative leads Soraya back on a journey through the tender and tumultuous times of her life as another young woman struggles to come to terms with love and betrayal. Together, they share their stories of defeat and victories of love, hoping to make sense of the ever-fragile human heart.

About the Author

Mahsa Rahmani Noble is a designer, philanthropist, and global child welfare advocate. In 2008, after working in the fashion industry for over a decade, she turned her attention to writing - her strong suit in her native Iran. Writing Raya, her first novel, has been an exceptional journey given English is her third language. She currently resides between Boston and Martha’s Vineyard with her children Paris and Kian.