Blogs in May 2024

The Djinn’s Apple 11th May 2024

Historical fiction meets crime fiction in The Djinn’s Apple, an award-winning YA murder mystery set in the Abbasid period―the golden age of Baghdad. A ruthless murder. A magical herb. A mysterious manuscript. When Nardeen’s home is stormed by angry...

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There are Rivers in the Sky 10th April 2024

This is the story of one lost poem, two great rivers, and three remarkable lives – all connected by a single drop of water. In the ruins of Nineveh, that ancient city of Mesopotamia, there lies hidden in the...

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I Choose the Moon, My Journey from the Midwest to the Middle East 16th May 2023

Jonea Mounsey grew up as a rural farm girl in Indiana, where her chores and family obligations competed with her heartfelt calling for adventure. Her loving husband turned controlling, and being obliged to work in a cramped office as...

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A Stranger In Baghdad 6th February 2023

In beautifully rendered prose, a mother and a daughter struggle as outsiders in Baghdad and London in this intergenerational drama set against a background of political tension and intrigue “Who would be charmed by tales of life in the...

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The Forty Rules of Love 1st July 2021

“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough…” Ella Rubinstein has a husband, three teenage children, and a pleasant...

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