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As the Poppies Bloomed

A Novel of Love in a Time of Fear

by Maral Boyadjian

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Finalist, 2015 Forward Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in RomanceFinalist, Best New Fiction Category, 2015 USA Best Book AwardsHonorable Mention, Mainstream Literary Fiction, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Book AwardsIt is 1913 and late summer in the Ottoman Empire. The sun rises, full and golden, atop a lush, centuries-old village tucked into the highlands where the blood-red poppies bloom. Outside the village leader's home, the sound of voices carries past the grapevines to the lane where Anno, his youngest daughter, slips out unseen.She heads to a secret meeting place. She forgets that enemies surround her village. She forgets that her father meets each day with trepidation. She knows only the love she has for Daron, who waits for her as she hastens to him, once again breaking the ancient rules of courtship.Anno and Daron wish for nothing more than marriage and a better day alongside their neighbors, but neither is prepared for the dark, dangerous secret that Daron's father keeps or the upheaval that will soon envelop their village, their land, and their hearts.

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Publisher: Salor Press
Edition: 1

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780991124114
  • File size: 685 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9780991124114
  • File size: 685 KB
  • Release date: April 1, 2015


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Finalist, 2015 Forward Reviews' INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award in RomanceFinalist, Best New Fiction Category, 2015 USA Best Book AwardsHonorable Mention, Mainstream Literary Fiction, 23rd Annual Writer's Digest Book AwardsIt is 1913 and late summer in the Ottoman Empire. The sun rises, full and golden, atop a lush, centuries-old village tucked into the highlands where the blood-red poppies bloom. Outside the village leader's home, the sound of voices carries past the grapevines to the lane where Anno, his youngest daughter, slips out unseen.She heads to a secret meeting place. She forgets that enemies surround her village. She forgets that her father meets each day with trepidation. She knows only the love she has for Daron, who waits for her as she hastens to him, once again breaking the ancient rules of courtship.Anno and Daron wish for nothing more than marriage and a better day alongside their neighbors, but neither is prepared for the dark, dangerous secret that Daron's father keeps or the upheaval that will soon envelop their village, their land, and their hearts.

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