Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Review: The Blood of Flowers

The Blood of Flowers is the debut novel by Anita Amirrezvani. Set in seventeenth century Persia, it is the story of a young village girl who, with her mother, is forced to move in with her uncle and cruel aunt in the capital, Isfahan, after her father dies. The girl - who narrates the book, and is never named - has a talent for rug making, though, that may prove to be her path forward.

This was not a challenging book to read but it was captivating. The place and era where very new to me and the writing painted a lush picture. I think fans of historical fiction - especially those looking for a change from the usual British royalty fare - will enjoy this book.

Buy The Blood of Flowers: A Novel on Amazon.

Please note that there are several sex scenes, so this book may not be appropriate for younger readers.


  1. I absolutely loved this book when I read it a few years ago. It's so lush, isn't it?


  2. This sounds like a fascinating historical novel-thanks so much for sharing it with us


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