When the Apricots Bloom: A Novel of Riveting and Evocative Fiction by Gina Wilkinson

When the Apricots Bloom: A Novel of Riveting and Evocative Fiction

Gina Wilkinson

fiction literary

320 pages | first published 2020

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Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millenn...
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Moods

tense 63%
emotional 45%
informative 40%
challenging 36%
adventurous 31%
dark 31%
reflective 31%
mysterious 27%
hopeful 22%
sad 18%
inspiring 4%
lighthearted 4%

Pace

medium 71%
slow 14%
fast 14%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Character: 22% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

Yes: 70% | No: 17% | It's complicated: 11%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 41% | It's complicated: 35% | No: 17% | N/A: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 82% | No: 11% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 62% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 12% | N/A: 6%

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