Fiction Historical

Under the Pomegranate Tree

Under the Pomegranate Tree by Leslie MoiseUnder the Pomegranate Tree
by Leslie Moïse

September 2021

Original trade paperback 238 pp $18.95 ISBN 978-1-59719-097-8  | Ebook $6.99 ISBN 978-1-59719-098-5

In ancient Ammon, a sheltered young woman fleeing her rich and powerful father’s plans for her marriage is thrust into a violent world in which her only tools – or weapons – are her knowledge of plants and healing.

Under the Pomegranate Tree is a stand-alone novel, but it does include a character featured in the author’s historical novel Judith, which is based on the apocryphal Book of Judith.

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Also by Leslie Moïse

Judith Love is the Thread: A Knitting Friendship

Praise for Under the Pomegranate Tree

A brilliant, harrowing but engaging story set in ancient times takes us into the life of horse-loving, free-willed Sarah, the daughter of a rich and powerful man, who is unwilling to marry as her father commands.

“Sarah and her Aunt Kupo have devised a plan for her escape. However, naive to the world’s ways and innocent beyond her years, Sarah finds herself suddenly thrust into an unknown reality filled with violence, treachery, and betrayal.

“If she wishes to survive beyond her father’s protection, Sarah must discover hidden strengths within herself or lose not only her sense of self but her life.”
Michael H. Pasley
winner of Causeway Lit‘s 2019 summer fiction contest
with his story “A Projects Tale.”

Under the Pomegranate Tree captured my attention from the very first page and held it throughout. Moïse’s compelling characters are dynamic, enchanting, dangerous, and bold. This story is beautifully written, thrilling, and filled with exotic mysteries and dark tales of survival and feminine empowerment gained through the most difficult experiences and gut-wrenching choices women must endure.”
Lana M. Wiggins
author of
Notes from Refuge
Root. Sprout. Blossom: Life Bag of a Flower-Child
& the six-part fantasy series Children of the Incubi

Under the Pomegranate Tree is more than a coming-of-age story—it’s a brutal look at the risks we take when we defy conventions. Sometimes harrowing, Sarah’s journey is fraught with peril and high stakes, but her ability to overcome, even when she thinks she can’t, makes the reader cheer for her harder. Moïse weaves a story that’s difficult to put down!”
Catherine Peace
author of
This Time Next Year

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