by Meghan Nuttall Sayres
Anahita and her tribe are a nomadic people of northern Iran. Anahita enjoys their traditional way of life; however, Anahita chafes at the restrictions her culture places on women. Most of all, Anahita does not want an arranged marriage to the local khan, a powerful but frightening man. Anahita proposes that she weave a riddle into her wedding carpet and the man to solve the riddle will be her husband. The year leading up to her marriage riddle is full of tests that help Anahita learn to know herself better. Her bonds to the land, her family, and her faith are tested and strengthened. This is a really enjoyable and exotic romance.