Muslim, Christian, Jew - "I Do"

A Memoir

Non-Fiction - Autobiography
188 Pages
Reviewed on 05/10/2020
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Maria Victoria Beltran for Readers' Favorite

Muslim, Christian, Jew - "I Do": A Memoir by Hazel Wise is the autobiography of a woman who married, in exactly the same order, a Muslim, a Christian, and a Jew. Daughter of an Anglican missionary, Hazel grows up with her four siblings on a remote sandy mission in India’s Nagaland. Always the marrying type, as a young girl, she dreams of marrying Festus, owner of the only store in the mission who regularly gives her sweeties when she and her sister get hold of some candy money. The family, however, moves to Papua New Guinea where she meets Amir, her first husband. And as she searches for a happy ending, she marries the Christian Michael and Jewish David and learns to cook along the way.

Muslim, Christian, Jew - "I Do" by Hazel Wise is a very engaging story about a woman who married into Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. Hazel's wry sense of humor shines forth in her creative writing style and this makes the memoir a very entertaining read. At the same time, it gives the reader helpful information on marriage in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, which surprisingly illustrates the commonality of marriage rather than the differences of dogma. Muslim, Christian, Jew - "I Do" is a story of love, separation, divorce, and one woman's interesting encounter with the world's three major religions. It is also a story a woman, who, just like all of us, wants to find that elusive happiness at the end of the rainbow. A very good read!