Firstly, I would like to thank BookishFirst, the publisher, and Gina Wilkison for the opportunity to read and review "When The Apricots Bloom". You have been extremely generous.
Now, to say that "When The Apricots Bloom" is not something I would normally read would be a gross understatement. I am averse to Historical and Non-Fiction in General. I have had less than ideal experiences with such genres in the past. But when I saw this book being promoted on BookishFirst, something sparked.
There was more to this story... More depth. More reality. So, I decided to go for it. And let me tell you, I am so glad I did. I am finding myself reconnecting with a species of literature I had long abandoned.
Huda and Rania are so real- I can feel what they feel. See what they see. I felt especially drawn to Rania, who is just a mother, a person, trying to right for the ones she loves. At the same time, I feel more inspired to learn about a culture that isn't familiar to most.
To see glimpses of love in its purest form, look withing these pages.