Laila Ibrahim

Scarlet Carnation

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2022



Scarlet Carnation is the fourth in Ibrahim’s series of historical novels that started with Yellow Crocus. This volume jumps to 1915 in the ...Read Review

Golden Poppies: A Novel

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2020


The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1870, guarantees the right to vote despite race, color, or previous servitude. In Golden ...Read Review

Paper Wife

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2018


Think about having to leave your country with a different identity. Your success or failure on entering a new nation depends on a ...Read Review

Mustard Seed

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2017



The US Civil War is over, but in 1868 its aftereffects are still keenly felt. When Lisbeth Johnson is called back from Ohio to ...Read Review

Yellow Crocus

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2014


When Elizabeth Wainwright is born in 1837, her young mother, Ann, is overwhelmed by the unfamiliar responsibilities of childcare. Ann becomes dependent on Mattie, ...Read Review

Yellow Crocus

By Laila Ibrahim - Published 2010


Yellow Crocus, set in the antebellum era, tells the story of Mattie, an enslaved wet-nurse, living at Fair Oakes, a Virginia plantation, and ...Read Review