Reunited in the Desert (Hardcover)
After setting up home on the tropical island of Bali with her husband and four children, Helle Amin seemed to have the perfect life. But one day in 2001 Helle's idyllic existence was shattered. She returned home from a shopping trip one evening to find that her children, who should have been safely tucked in their beds, had disappeared. It didn't take Helle long to discover that her Saudi Arabian husband had taken them away to live in his home country. With her children thousands of miles away in totally unfamiliar surroundings, Helle drew upon her remarkable courage and set off for the desert in a desperate attempt to find her beloved boys. Her journey was filled with drama, danger, excitement, and sorrow. In the astonishing struggle that followed Helle was reduced to catching occasional, snatched glimpses of her children as they were taken to and from school in Jeddah. She took a job at an international school in the city and began her campaign for access. After a series of dramatic twists and turns, Helle was reunited forever with her boys. This fascinating and gripping story cannot fail to touch any reader's heart and is packed with adventure, heartache, and joy.
"Helle's story should sound alarm bells because the number of children being taken illegally to Islamic countries such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Dubai, is rising." —Sunday Times, London
"An extraordinary story of maternal bravery." —The Sun
"Helle used her resourcefulness, boldness and defiance to turn the tables. The Saudi court's ruling was possibly unprecedented." —Mail on Sunday