Sara Allen was born in London in the mid-1960s to parents from Portland, Jamaica. The late 1970s were a time of change in London, which caused the author to grow up understanding that determination was the key; to never let it be said, "You can't" without giving everything. This determination led her to obtain a degree in The History of Art, from SOAS, in London.
Princess Aminah embarks on a half year journey from her sheltered life as the daughter of an eastern Caliph to Cordoba in Spain where she has been betrothed to Prince Hisham. Leaving behind her beloved step-sister Myriam, her controlling and hated step-mother, The Amirah, and everything she has ever known.