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From Bliss to This - Book Reviews

Great Book

Thought Provoking

"I mourned for the innocent"

" I would definitely recommend this book"

From Bliss to This Book Cover imagemerged Pakistan and USA flags

" An Engaging read"


"I couldn't put it down"

" The author tells it like it is! "

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Engaging read! Profoundly personal. I was completelt engaged in the writer's story. A candid, open, and honest account of the vicissitudes of Love, Devotion, Betrayal, and Courage.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading From Bliss to This, It offered cultural insightand brought up my "Inner" psychologist.' I smiled, I teared up, I raised my eyebrows, and I mourned for the innocent. I felt rage at the injustice and empathy for the author's emotional imprisonment. This is truly and enlightening story.

 Garry Mackoul M.A. LMHC LMFT Phychotherapist

The author tells it like it is, and does not hold back her emotions and feelings in her cultural marriage. I learned a lot about the people and culture in Pakistan, which is so different that ours on the US. If you want to learn what it woulld be like to marry in a different culture, I definitely recommend this book.

M.R. Johnson, MA.

Amazon Customer Review 

Karen C

5.0 out of 5 stars, 

Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2023

From Bliss to This by Lauraina Bashir is a must-read! I enjoyed this book more than any other since I read Little Women as a child! This is a story of love, betrayal, and, most of all, human survival and perseverance. This autobiography had me captivated from the moment I started reading. My emotions were on a roller coaster with the protagonist throughout her story. It's a truly tragic and remarkable story of love, betrayal, and sheer grit to survive...and a heart larger than life. Do yourself a favor, buy this book, pour a glass of wine or whatever you enjoy, and prepare for an incredible journey! It is a must-have for all lovers of a story of triumph! I read this book in one sitting; I could not put it down....a rare 2:00 am feat for me!

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NJ Roberts, Ma.

The book was great. It’s a shame these things still happen in this day and age. I was really moved when reading it. At times I found myself feeling very upset, as I could feel your frustration, and uncertainty. Your love for this man was obvious. I could understand when you felt like you were losing your mind. The book was very interesting. So interesting I read it in one night; I couldn’t put it down, I wanted to see what happened next. The book was sad, and disturbing, causing me to have several emotions at once. It was well written and thought provoking all the way through. I found myself questioning what I would do in that situation. Kudos! To the writer !

Rebecca, Austrailia

Amazon Customer Review 


5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn’t put it down!!

Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2023

A great story! ! My heat broke for this courageous woman as she went from feeling so loved and cared for to so trapped, helpless, and hurt. Her journey to pull herself from the wreckage and move forward was so inspiring.

Amazon Customer Review 


5.0 out of 5 stars

Couldn’t put it down!!

Reviewed in the United States on November 9, 2023


A great story! My heart broke for this courageous woman as she went from feeling so loved and cared for to so trapped, helpless, and hurt. Her journey to pull herself from the wreckage and move forward was so inspiring.

    The Following is an official review of From Bliss to This by Lauraina Bashir.

                                 Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "From Bliss to This" by Lauraina Bashir unfolds the story of Lauraina's life, beginning with her encounter with Mo in the store where he worked. Despite her initial reluctance due to an age difference and her commitment to a boyfriend, Mo's persistent efforts eventually lead to a connection. The narrative highlights Mo's romantic gestures, including surprising her with flowers and a birthday gift. As the story progresses, Lauraina faces a dilemma when both Mo and her ex-boyfriend propose to her around the same time. Despite the emotional conflict, she decides against her ex-boyfriend due to his drinking problem. The plot delves into Lauraina's past, reflecting on her life, marriage, and eventual divorce after 19 years, with two children. Mo's relentless pursuit of marriage continues, leading to a proposal and eventual marriage, causing shock to Lauraina's brother. The narrative takes an unexpected turn when Mo, now with a green card, plans a trip to Pakistan, evoking reluctance from Lauraina's family. The book promises a compelling storyline with twists and turns, especially during the Pakistan visit, creating an engaging narrative for readers.

     "From Bliss to This" by Lauraina Bashir receives full points for its beautiful portrayal of Lauraina's journey from the United States to Pakistan. The plot unfolds seamlessly, keeping readers engaged as it navigates through events, particularly during Lauraina's visit to Pakistan, which adds an interesting layer to the narrative.

     There are no negative points to highlight, as the plot is well-developed, capturing the essence of Lauraina's life, marriage, and experiences in Pakistan. The book stands out for its storytelling, providing a captivating read. The editing is commendable, with no grammatical or spelling mistakes, earning the editor full points as well.

      In conclusion, this book is a standout biography that narrates Lauraina's journey, offering twists and turns that make it a compelling read. It is recommended for those interested in biographies, providing an enjoyable exploration of Lauraina's life.

*From Bliss to This

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From Cultural Bliss to Harrowing Escape: A Woman's Tale of Survival

Reviewed in the United States on January 18, 2024 by Henry L. Jackson on

From Bliss to This isn't your typical memoir. Reading it, I was swept into a world that began with fascination and love, only to spiral into a chilling narrative of deceit, danger, and resilience. The transition from a happy cultural marriage to a survival against lies and abuse is portrayed with such raw honesty and intensity that it's hard to believe it's a true story.

     The author's personal journey is both heart-wrenching and inspiring. The excerpt where the protagonist’s children are soaked in blood, fearing for their lives, left a haunting image in my mind. It’s a stark reminder of the hidden terrors that can lurk beneath the surface of a seemingly perfect life.

     What makes this book stand out is its candid exploration of cultural nuances and the shocking realities of emotional and physical abuse. The author's detailed descriptions of her life experiences in a Muslim culture, the initial fascination, and the subsequent horrific realization of her husband's true nature, are both enlightening and alarming.

     As I read, I was struck by the protagonist's incredible strength and determination. Her journey from being a victim to a survivor, planning her own way out of a dangerous situation, is not just a story of escape, but of empowerment. It's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of unimaginable challenges.

      This book is a page-turner, but it’s also a critical read for anyone who might find themselves or know someone in a similar situation. It's a poignant reminder of the complexities of cultural marriages and the importance of recognizing and addressing abuse.          If you’re interested in stories of survival, endurance, and the strength of a woman against all odds, "From Bliss to This" is a book you shouldn't miss. The author's journey is not just her story; it’s a beacon of hope and a call to awareness for anyone who might find themselves lost in the shadows of manipulation and fear.

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