This is the sequel to "Not without My Daughter," which was the story of how Betty escaped from Iran with her little girl, when her Iranian husband and all his family were watching to prevent her from getting away.
This is an excellent book. It is about the life of Betty Mahmoody after she and her daughter escaped from Iran where they were being held hostage by her husband. This book picks up where the book "Not Without My Daughter" left off. The book also chronicles the struggles of many other women and men who find themselves in similar circumstances. Some of the stories end happily, others do not. It carries a message that is difficult to hear, but should be heard. It is an important read to raise overall awareness as well as to promote positive change to ensure our children's safety and security.
Mahmoody's bestselling Not Without My Daughter and a film version publicized her flight, with her daughter Mahtob, from her husband, who held both captive in Iran. By 1986, mother and child were safe back home in Michigan, where Mahmoody began to help other parents, less fortunate than she, recover their stolen children. The result is this book--whose importance is clear. The writing partnership with lawyer Dunchock led to their promoting legislation on behalf of families who have been forcibly separated. Recounted in harrowing detail, stories about fathers and mothers trying to locate young sons and daughters testify to the enormity of the problem, which cries out for better cooperation among nations. This is urgently needed, perhaps less for grieving parents than for their children.