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It was tough to tear my eyes away from The Gilboa Iris. While the main character is not family(!) I did relate to her story and its incorporation of the very real tensions, terrorism fears and other issues that so many of us in the Western world must deal with today. A fast-paced, exciting read that has you praying for a happy ending.
--Eve Harow - Israel National Radio Show host
Hard to believe The Gilboa Iris is Zahava Englard s first novel it sizzles, oozing passion of all kinds. Great plot, fascinating characters and, best of all, it s brimming with local lore. Don t miss this one!
--Yocheved Miriam Russo Freelance journalist, Israel
This moving story of love, death, rebirth and survival is a great read. --Ruthie Blum; American-Israeli author and social critic
Riveting breathless action a rousing story of romance!... The Gilboa Iris weaves together the timeless love story of Dara and Roni, a feisty American student and a brilliant Israeli commando, against the backdrop of global terror involving the infiltration of the US s defense stratum and a double homicide on American soil. Zahava D. Englard merges wit, history, adventure and the triumph of the human spirit into a sensational read!
Grace Bennett-Inside Chappaqua Magazine
It was tough to tear my eyes away from The Gilboa Iris.... While the main character is not family(!) I did relate to her story and its incorporation of the very real tensions, terrorism fears and other issues that so many of us in the Western world must deal with today. A fast-paced, exciting read that has you praying for a happy ending. --Eve Harow-Israel National Radio Show host
I really enjoyed the storyline which showed off the complexity and spirit that the people face in an environment that can be surprising and hostile, yet beautiful and with hope at... Read morePublished 1 month ago by James fern
For anyone that loves Israel, The Gilboa Iris is a great read. It's a story of love, intrigue and loss is compelling and hooks you in but what really shines through is the love... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dana
Story takes place in NYC and Israel. Beautiful love story that shows the sacrifices made to protect Israel and our people. A great read!!Published 10 months ago by Suzanne Miles
Not very often do I find a book that so captures my attention that I almost literally cannot put it down. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Ruth A. Hill
I highly recommend this unforgettable book, a powerhouse novel, well-written and I guarantee it will hold your attention until the very last sentence! Read morePublished 12 months ago by Barbara Anne Atkins
Powerful plot, with believable and intriguing characters. The Gilboa Iris, although a fiction gives excellent insight into the complex issues of modern day Israel. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Roger Joseph
I recently read this book whilst on holiday ........ What a fantastic read , I couldn't wait to get to the beach every day to start reading it again !!! .. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sue
Having never read a book by this author I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was more than pleasantly suprised. It made me laugh, it made me cry. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Ilene
I bought this book, started reading, and only put it down once and that was to get some sleep! Simply fabulous! I absolutely loved it!Published 19 months ago by Debbie Frisby