On Tour 04/08/22-05/28/22 “Scarlet Carnation” by Laila Ibrahim


Release Date:
April 1, 2022

About The Book:

1915. May and Naomi are extended family, their grandmothers’ lives inseparably entwined on a Virginia plantation in the volatile time leading up to the Civil War. For both women, the twentieth century promises social transformation and equal opportunity.

May, a young white woman, is on the brink of achieving the independent life she’s dreamed of since childhood. Naomi, a nurse, mother, and leader of the NAACP, has fulfilled her own dearest desire: buying a home for her family. But they both are about to learn that dreams can be destroyed in an instant. May’s future is upended, and she is forced to rely once again on her mother. Meanwhile, the white-majority neighborhood into which Naomi has moved is organizing against her while her sons are away fighting for their country.

In the tumult of a changing nation, these two women―whose grandmothers survived the Civil War―support each other’s quest for liberation and dignity. Both find the strength to confront injustice and the faith to thrive on their chosen paths.

About The Author:

Laila Ibrahim is the bestselling author of Golden Poppies, Paper Wife, Mustard Seed, and Yellow Crocus. She spent much of her career as a preschool director, a birth doula, and a religious educator. That work, coupled with her education in developmental psychology and attachment theory, provided ample fodder for her novels.

Laila is a devout Unitarian Universalist, determined to do her part to add a little more love and justice to our beautiful and painful world. She lives with her wonderful wife, Rinda, and two other families in a small cohousing community in Berkeley, California. Her young adult children are her pride and joy.

Laila is blessed to be working full-time as a novelist. When she isn’t writing, she likes to take walks with friends, do jigsaw puzzles, play games, work in the garden, travel, cook, and eat all kinds of delicious food. . Visit the author at www.lailaibrahim.com.

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LailaDIbrahim

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lailaibrahim

Bloggers On Tour:

April 8th- Cassie’s Book Reviews https://instagram.com/cassies_books_reviews  

April 13th-  Laura’s Next Chapter https://instagram.com/laurasnextchapter

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May 4th- Subakka Bookstuff https://instagram.com/subakka.bookstuff

May 6th-Reading With Mere-https://instagram.com/readingwithmere

May 9th- Delightfully Brittany https://instagram.com/delightfully.brittany

May 13th- CMT Loves Wine and Books https://instagram.com/cmtloveswineandbooks

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May 16th- Bookphile Belle https://instagram.com/bookphile_belle

May 17th- Sarahs Bookstack https://instagram.com/sarahs.bookstack

May 19th – Reading With Remy https://instagram.com/readingwithremy

May 19th- Books and Coffee MX https://instagram.com/booksandcoffeemx

May 21st- Delightfully Booked https://instagram.com/delightfullybooked

May 22nd- Love My Books 2020 https://instagram.com/lovemybooks2020

May 26th-Rozier Reads and Wine https://instagram.com/rozierreadsandwine

May 27th- Bookworm Struggles  https://instagram.com/bookworm.struggles

May 28th- Miss W Book Reviews https://instagram.com/misswbookreviews

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