is an eye-opening, revealing and enlightening tale of an American female convert to Islam who finds her monogamous marriage unexpectedly turns polygamous.
The "Silent Tears of Polygamy" is a fiction novel about an American woman named Ana who converted to Islam and married a man named Alec who had converted, as well.
They have a very good marriage, and they both appear to be happy. It is until Alec rekindles a relationship with a woman named Carolyn whom he had an intimate relationship with before he met and married Ana. He marries Carolyn, making him polygamous.
The novel takes the readers on a journey with Ana, so they could experience the trials, tribulations and struggles that she encounters in her effort to cope with the new unwanted lifestyle.
She is torn and devastated by being in a polygamous marriage, despite the fact that polygamy is an acceptable form of marriage that God allows.
"The Silent Tears of Polygamy" is unlike typical books on the subject in that it doesn't portray the characters as being idealistic in terms of what a polygamous marriage is about. The characters live a polygamous marriage based on the truths that one encounters that are universal to probably all women, whether Muslim or not, who unwillingly find themselves in a polygamous marriage.
Robin Johnson wrote "The Silent Tears of Polygamy" to help the many women on the planet who are needlessly suffering in polygamous marriages. The women want to find a way to acceptance and happiness.
Many women have found themselves in polygamous marriages unexpectedly. Their husbands may have come home one day and said they are going to marry other women. Some women learned that their husbands had secret wives.
"When I was reading Robin's book, I couldn't put it down until it was done. My husband didn't know what to do because I would be crying but still refuse to stop reading."
"It's frustrating, infuriating and agonizing at the same time, when you pick-up a novel anticipating a good read...Only to be disappointed. "The Silent Tears of Polygamy" is captivating and a very good read. I was somewhat surprise, a new author with so much talent is unbelievable..."The Silent Tears of Polygamy" is a safe choice, better than that it's your best choice. Thanks, Robin for taking the time to write an excellent book!"
"Robin Johnson's cultural fiction novel, The Silent Tears of Polygamy: Based on a True Story of an American Female, is a disturbing and heart-wrenching tale about the deterioration of a couple's relationship after the husband decides to marry a second wife. Johnson eloquently conveys the absolute devastation Ana experiences at what feels like the ultimate betrayal at the hands of the person she loves most..."
"I questioned Ana's reasons for not leaving Alec and looking for a new romantic partner who would find her sufficient in herself. I felt she sold herself short by letting her fears that she might only get worse than what Alec offered keep her in what was ultimately an untenable situation. This cautionary tale is very well-written, thought-provoking, and one that often had me forgetting that it was indeed a fictionalized account of a true story."
"Her story captivated me, I couldn't believe that there was a woman out there going through the same feelings and thoughts as me. I wasn't alone. I wasn't a 'bad Muslim' for feeling sad and crying...constantly. I felt 'normal' (whatever that is). Not only did Robin manage to word feelings in ways in which I never could, she managed to show the secrets of the little box all first wives keep closed up inside their heads. It's difficult not to feel better than an additional wife because, as Robin puts it, she couldn't find her own husband. No, they went out and tried to make a carbon copy of someone else's life. Robin, so perfectly described how an additional wife wants EXACTLY the same as the first. She was right, they lack "Originality", poor thangs. I will leave the other secrets up to future readers."
"Any woman who is a first wife will recognize the thoughts and feelings, and any additional wife will see what we think of them, at some point in our polygamous journeys. I am so happy to have the answers to my questions.
Although I enjoyed the book, I was still left with a sense of sadness, but not for my own situation only. In the book we find that Carolyn's conversion to Islam was questionable, to Ana and maybe the reader too. Carolyn's behavior would be expected, if indeed she was a non-Muslim. Some of our husbands marry women who act in alarmingly similar ways to Carolyn."
"That's what makes me sad. A new or even non-Muslim is behaving in the same way as a Muslim woman. Maybe it's something that additional wives could learn from when reading the book. Don't act like Carolyn, a woman with questionable intentions and beliefs.
I'd like to thank Robin for taking the time to write, "The silent tears of polygamy" for giving us the answers to the questions about polygamy."
"It was an absolute page turner, extremely well written. Every detail was so clear and comprehensible. I love it." "You have no idea. I feel like I'm stuck in the book. I can't get out of it. I fell in love with the characters lol. I want to read it again. I feel like I didn't get closure even though. I did it's strange. Hats off to you."
"I just finished reading your book. Wow! I actually did not work today, as I was reading all day. It was like reading about my emotions that I am going through day and night. Your book will help women like me both Muslim and non-Muslim about this lifestyle. It will keep us sane from all this insanity. I'm looking forward to another book down the line!"
"You can't leave us wondering what happened years later. I see a series here. It would be amazing if they turned your book into a movie (I love Movies). I would love to see someone portray your co-wife going neurotic."
"I just finished the book, and may Allah reward you. It was a great one, and thanks for making us not look abnormal, as I can identify with Anastasia's feelings and her experience."
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