The Gardener of Baghdad by Ahmad Ardalan

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“Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?”

Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of forty years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad, Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.

“A journey to another time, another place. A history lesson about Baghdad. A love story being read to you by the narrator who is as anxious to read the next page as you are. Beauty in so many ways.” –Amazon reviewer

“This is a fantastic book. You will not be disappointed in buying it. Super story! I cried so hard at the end. I loved it.” –Amazon reviewer

Very intriguing read. I really got caught up in the story
and had trouble putting the book down.” –Amazon reviewer

“A nicely crafted tale of forbidden love. Using gardens and the beauty of nature contrasted with political strife and cultural taboos was a refreshing vehicle for a romance story.” –Amazon reviewer

“This amazing story will keep you spellbound and wanting more.” –Amazon reviewer

From the Author

“Love and peace are not just words, they are a way of life..And in an honest living, love will always conquer”

No matter how dark life becomes sometimes, there is always hope. All you have to do is believe.

The Gardener of Baghdad, is a novel of hope.
~Ahmad Ardalan~

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About Don Sloan

I am a former journalist with a major daily newspaper and now am a full-time Indie book reviewer. I love to write, read, drink good wine, and take short naps in front of my fireplace here in the North Carolina mountains.
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