The Unspoken Heart
Zoha's life has been weaved with tragical fate. Her parents died in a tragic car crash, when she was four. Her Dadi, or grandma, raised her with relentless love and care. She bloomed into an ambitious girl, studying to become an architect. Opposite of her was her cousin, Manal, daughter of her Zafar uncle, who lived in California, owning a restaurant. Manal always resented Zoha since the time she was really little. She is a conceited, spoiled girl, always proving to be better than Zoha in every aspect.
One day when Dadi leaves her too, Zoha feels she is forever left alone. There is no one who is close to her as her Dadi was. She feels weak and discouraged without support. And as much she tried to come out of the grief of loss, Manal's enmity intensifies and she has planned to kick her out of the house, by taunting and demeaning her self-esteem. But Manal's brother Shehryaar who comes to Pakistan from California, is a generous, kind person. He treats Zoha rather warmly.
When Manal pressurizes Zoha to leave her house, because she stands as a problem to her, Zoha is all broken from inside. She can't move away from a house in which she grew up. She has memories of her childhood with dadi there. She doesn't realize when Manal's hate is that strong to throw her out of the house, so there is a strong pull of Shehryaar's kindness and love that keeps bringing her back.
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictiously and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishment, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.