Fulton Books author Maria Khoury, a writer with a degree in political science, an educator, has completed her most recent book “My Name is Tina”: a stirring tale of how a woman lost herself in life and love and eventually regained her identity despite her painful past. It is a story of love, deception, abuse, and breaking free from all that hurt.

Khoury shares, “Tina, a young girl, was brought up with all the privileges accorded to her by her middle-class family. She was always a rebel fighting for her causes, irrespective of who was hurt in the process. While in college, she fell in love with an Iraqi refugee and gave up everything to be with him. She quit college, converted to Islam, rejected her family, and even changed her name to appease her husband and his family. She returned to Mosul in Iraq for a visit a couple of weeks before ISIS took over. She discovered that her husband was a high-ranking ISIS member with two other wives and a family of his own. She was abused and vilified by him and his family. During her stay, she plotted to escape and eventually succeeded with the help of her husband. She returned to the States with her daughter and two stepdaughters. In the States, she regained her identity and name. She reconnected with her family, but it took a lot of hard work and time to be accepted back into the family fold. She finished her degree from college, adopted her two stepdaughters, and eventually met someone, fell in love, and got married.”

Published by Fulton Books, Maria Khoury’s touching novel will let the readers witness the life of a young girl from the middle class who fled from home for the sake of a love that will soon break her. In here, one will see how she works hard to become herself again and earn back the love from the family she left behind.

Readers who wish to experience this profound work can purchase “My Name is Tina” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes & Noble.