This is a fascinating historical fiction story about Adela, a Yemenite Jew. The story begins in the 1920s when she is a child and shows the exile of the Jews from Yemen, the Holocaust and the remarkable emigration of the Yemenite Jews to Israel. The book details the culture and lives of the Jews in Yemen during that time including the use of henna. Adela's story is vivid and compelling, full of hope and heartbreak. I received this book free to review from Netgalley.