Saron is a young woman who grew up with her father Alazar, in the village of Dinki. The village is located a few kilometers north of Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.
Her father‘s dream is that Saron should be educated and become independent, unlike what happens to other girls in the village of Dinki, where the young girls are forced to marry against their will. Saron’s main desire is to make her father’s life easier; her father who lives a hard life as a farmer. In order to fulfill this dream, she travels to Saudi Arabia to work and earn money in a short period of time.
Her employer Aziz Al Saud, who is married to Meshael Alayban, is a man who does not understand the meaning of love and he has no interest in understanding what love means. His primary concern is to satisfy his own needs by exploiting women and their bodies.
His wife, Meshael Alayban, who lives with a man who doesn’t show love and affection to her, had a lady brought in by him to help with domestic chores, which is not something she desires. She feels helpless and she turns her anger against Saron.
Meshael Alayban treats Saron as a slave, but after a while, she revealed that even she lives as a prisoner in her own home and country.
Thorns never last without roses, is a book about two women and their
struggle against men‘s oppression and violence. It is a book about love,
violence, hatred, and forgiveness