"First novel by Australian foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson. Previously she has written a memoir about her experiences living in Iraq.
When the Apricots Bloom is an engaging story with three lead female characters and how they live in Iraq under Saddam Hussein’s dictatorship. It’s dangerous living. Can friendships survive? Can motherhood be understood? and can your life only be saved at the expense of others?"
"Transporting readers to one of the world's most legendary cities, with mouth-watering cuisine, incredible history, a surprising art scene and bustling book markets, Gina Wilkinson's suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women confronting the limits of friendship and forgiveness, and the strength of a mother's love.
What readers are saying about When the Apricots Bloom:
'I felt the warmth of the sun and tasted the sweetness of the lime tea. The intricately woven relationships & expert pacing had me at the edge of my seat'
'Mesmerizing. It was a book I couldn't put down, and it has stayed with me'"