by Kaoru Mori
This continues the story of Amir and Karluk as they are settling into their arranged marriage. Amir's family reappears to steal Amir away and give her to another, more brutal groom. However, Karluk's family and townspeople fight back and are able to prevent Amir from being taken. More of the Central Asian culture is shared in this book as Mori describes embroidery and women's dowries.
I'm still intrigued by this series. I keep waiting for Amir and Karluk to actually become a "married" couple. I know it's bound to happen one of these days...