Broken Chains by Emiliya Ahmadova

A gripping emotional rollercoaster you won't be able to put down!

Broken chains

Forced to pay for the sins of her parents, Silvana abandons her Muslim faith for a chance at a new life.

She boards a plane to Kenya with the man of her dreams and never looks back. She thinks she's found her haven.

Feeling the warmth of the sun and traveling to different countries, Silvana discovers what it means to be free from stigmatization and gossips…

But when she learns his dark secrets, and sees his other side, thoughts of death born from her misery rest on the sharp edge of the knife in her hands.

Will she use the knife?

This touching and compelling debut, inspired by a true story. You will love this thrilling tale of love, cruelty, and hope, because it will empower you to take back control of your life. 

Broken Chains is a 2017 Readers' Favorite and Bookvana Awards finalist. It has also been honoured as a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the category of 'Fiction - Inspirational' 

Genre: FICTION / Contemporary Women

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Sagas

Language: English

Keywords: Romance, Women's fiction , drama, true story, family saga, international

Word Count: 121,705

Sales info:

Without promoting my book I have been able to sell many copies of my book and got 26 great reviews. My ranking changes. At some point my ranking was one and now Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,841 Paid in Kindle Store. Broken Chains gained two awards and covers the topics that  are close to the most females. Currently I am turning it into movie script in order to see it on  the big screen. This book caries a message of hope and acts as a voice against abuse. It  is an important book for every female!

I came across Emiliya Ahmadova’s book “Broken Chains” after reading Emily Hayworth’s book “Verbal Abuse: Diary of an Abusive Relationship”. Broken Chains is another moving story pointing out domestic violence. Some people may say these are just common stories. Are they? I don’t think so. The fact that too many women live a life of oppression, injustice, and abuse, be it verbal or physical, doesn’t mean these life-stories are “ordinary”. It should not be considered normal when people, especially women, are treated like slaves, trash, and “second class humans”. But, unfortunately, the reality is quite different. That’s why, in my opinion, it’s so important that more women dare to raise their voices.
Broken Chains is an awesome book. I love it. The plot is rich, unique and really gripping. I couldn’t put it down until I finished reading the last chapters at 5 o’clock in the morning.

Emiliya Ahmadova writes in her very own fascinating style. Authentic and honest. It’s a very touching story of 5 generations of Azeri women. Mary, Sadaget, Esmira, Silvana and Silvana’s daughters. Each of them tries to prepare the next generation for a better life. In vain? Is there a way to escape fate and traditions, break up with unwritten rules and change the future for good?
The author shaped colorful and very believable and likable characters. These women have a lot in common and are so different at the same time. The story seems very real. Indeed it is, because, unfortunately always today, myriads of women deal every day with domestic abuse. The kind of taboo topic. It happens only to the others.

Sample text:

On a hot summer day in Baku in 1973, Esmira met a young man in the bookshop that she managed. While speaking to a friend over the phone, her eye caught the mysterious stranger entering the store. Esmira glanced at him. Her gaze was caught by his striking looks: broad-shouldered with hazel eyes and an olive complexion. Esmira’s assistant saleswoman, Sveta, approached him with a broad smile on her face.

“Sir, how can I help you?” She tossed a paper fan back and forth in front of her doll-like face.

He shared the smile. “War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, please.”

 Sveta located a copy of the classic, after which he paid for his purchase and departed. Her eyes lingered on him as he exited the shop. She sighed audibly.

A week passed, and this elusive male customer returned. When he came into the bookshop, Esmira was standing by the cash register scribbling sales inventory in a notebook. Sveta had abandoned the sales counter to take a nap in the store-room in the back, leaving Esmira as the only other person in the front of the shop. With a broad smile, the man greeted her and asked for a book by Nasradin Nuris. Esmira mounted a stool to retrieve the item. She began to search among the bookshelves. As she found the section where Nasradin’s books were located, she noticed out of the corner of her eye that the man was ogling her figure.



Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Giulia Baleno
Author review:
I am pleased with the job.
Translation in progress. Translated by Sayaka Yamada
Already translated. Translated by Marcella Araujo
Author review:
Very reliable and honest human being. She did a good job with translation, formatting and have even noticed a few minor errors that I have missed out. I would highly recommend her for future translations and even proofreading. Thank you very much.
Unavailable for translation.
Already translated. Translated by Yaribel Guerra
Author review:
She did a good job in translating as well as formatting manuscript. Will be working with her again.

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