"Ms Battany writes stories that are emotional; she never fails to pull me in, to get my feelings going as she writes about real people with real problems and brings everything together in a powerful and beautiful Happily Ever After ..."

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Who is Rania Battany?

Rania Battany is an Australian-based contemporary romance and women's fiction author. She creates relatable characters and explores real issues while engaging readers with stories that tug at the emotional core.

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A small town, dual timeline Romance. Coming 2022.

Who is Rania Battany?

12 Weeks of June

One cafe.

Two Couples.

Many secrets.

Coming 2022.

A story about love, culture, family and second chances. Out Now.

Our Own Private Fig Tree by Rania Battany

Our Own Private Fig Tree

1988: In a multicultural pocket of inner-city Melbourne, sixteen-year-old Caleb falls in love with Samira, his Lebanese neighbour. Both understand the rules that determine they’re not allowed to date, but neither stays away. As they hide in the branches of a giant fig tree, their forbidden love blossoms … until tragedy pulls them apart.

1998: A chance encounter has reunited Caleb and Samira. Now that she’s no longer the sixteen-year-old girl he fell in love with but a beautiful grown woman, Caleb is certain they’ll have a second chance. But cultural rules don’t go away simply because they’re adults. Instead, they’re left facing the same battle they did as teens. Except this time, Caleb realises the threads of culture and heritage are woven much deeper into his own life than he could’ve imagined.

He has a choice. To fight for the woman he loves, or to do what everyone before him has done. Follow the rules

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