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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't put it down!

I'm a big historical fiction fan and rarely read biographies, but this book was quite fascinating. Jillina Lauren spins a story that draws in the reader from the beginning. It seems as if she is sitting beside you, casually recounting her life story. Who wouldn't love ...
I'm a big historical fiction fan and rarely read biographies, but this book was quite fascinating. Jillina Lauren spins a story that draws in the reader from the beginning. It seems as if she is sitting beside you, casually recounting her life story. Who wouldn't love to know what goes on in a modern-day harem! We get a glimpse of what happens when male Muslims are fantastically wealthy, and how their lifestyles affect the young women they so thoughtlessly, casually discard.

What a story!

posted by 893655 on May 10, 2010

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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

It makes no sense

Why is the nook version higher than the paperback version. This makes no sense at all! The cost of publishing ebooks is so much less than for publishing traditional hardback and paperback books. Ridiculous, Barnes and Noble, just ridiculous!

posted by Fully on July 7, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2010

    Couldn't put it down!

    I'm a big historical fiction fan and rarely read biographies, but this book was quite fascinating. Jillina Lauren spins a story that draws in the reader from the beginning. It seems as if she is sitting beside you, casually recounting her life story. Who wouldn't love to know what goes on in a modern-day harem! We get a glimpse of what happens when male Muslims are fantastically wealthy, and how their lifestyles affect the young women they so thoughtlessly, casually discard.

    What a story!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2011

    Recommended!

    From the beginning, I was entranced by what Lauren wrote of her life and her time within the harem. Not at all what I had imagined. Just from people that I had spoke to who had worked for the Sultan or his brothers, I had learned a lot. I learned even more from Jillian Lauren. Interested, fast read! I wished at times she had enclosed more detail.

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  • Posted January 17, 2011

    This took guts!

    I picked up this book having never heard of Jillian Lauren before and I couldn't put it down. I really think this took some guts for her to lay everything out like she did. She is a great storyteller!

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  • Posted July 10, 2010

    Fascinating, I Loved It

    This book was incredibly interesting to me. Life in a Harem was obviously a complete mystery, so it is just incredible to get a look inside. The author is completely honest, and answers many of the questions I have along the way. And I really "get" how she turned from a suburban girl into a prostitute. Somehow she managed to convince me that this could happen to anyone. And I do not think less of her for it. You can see the growth/change of the character, particularly when she got the first tattoo. However, I wonder how she spent all of that cash so fast! I hope to read more by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2010

    Can't put down

    Loved it. Loved her!Did not want to put down!The way the author wrote was so animated and you actually felt like you were taken away from your own life to live through 'her out of the ordinary' experiances. Her insights were completly expressed in the most colorful & picturesqe disciptions. After passing the book around to my friends we agreed r she would have assuredly been one of the girls we would of had to add in our fun group of friends.

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