Painting Kuwait Violet by Pamela Q. Fernandes is a brilliant thought provoking story of an age where money talks and the boys club was rife.
The book is set in the 90’s when the currency of the world was Oil and Kuwait had lots and the men who run them were royalty and nothing could hurt them. Violet is an educated woman who needs to support her family and decides to take a job as domestic help in Kuwait,where an unlikely friendship develops.
The author discuss some topics which were heart felt and shocking, with Violet trying to get to the bottom of the disappearances will this passion to seek justice put her in more danger. Will her mistress be pushed into a corner as a businesswoman and her reputation ruined just because of her gender.
I thought this book opened up topics that people have been debating for years, to be set in the 90’s when these questions and behaviours were just coming to the forefront was a refreshing twist also with it set in the Far East. I enjoyed the twists in the story and enjoyed the flow of this well written novel.
I can’t wait to read more from this author.
Review by @ashirley