Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now

Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel.

“After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that of the conflict that exists within the country, which ultimately led me on a 5-year journey with Jasmine Falling. My aim in writing Jasmine Falling was to convey the hope that the Palestinian people exude, through characters that represented positive aspects of both sides in the ongoing conflict that surrounds them. The story is one of loss, love, hope and redemption and is told through the eyes of Jasmine, a Palestinian girl, and… well I can’t give the rest away can I!”


When Jasmine’s mother dies inside their English mansion, hope comes in the form of her multi-million-pound inheritance. But with her inheritance threatened, Jasmine is left to contemplate a future she does not know how to live.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000026_00018]Jasmine has only ten days to uncover the circumstances of her father’s decade long disappearance before her fortune is lost forever. Forced to return to his homeland in Palestine, she follows his footsteps through stories long ingrained in the local’s minds. She is helped on her journey by a mysterious stranger who guides her through the trails of the Holy Land, from the heart of Jerusalem to the scattered broken villages, each harbouring its own secrets.

Under the watchful eyes of the ever-encroaching Occupation, Jasmine must piece together her history in the broken land, before it destroys her future.

Available NOW at all major e-book sellers


Besides authoring her novel, being a mother and wife, Shereen is also a writer for Muslimah Media Watch, a forum for critiquing the images of Muslim women in the media and pop culture. If you would like to see other works by Shereen you can find her at www.shereenmalherbe.com or follow her on twitter @malherbegirl

Shereen is available for interviews and appearances. For booking presentations, media appearances, interviews etc. contact shereenmalherbe@gmail.com

Published by Shereen Malherbe

Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women. Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, was published by Beacon Books on April 2019. It is now used as academic set text in a US university. Her first children's book of her migrant children’s series, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon is out now. The Girl Who Stitched the Stars is due out January 2022. Her upcoming Palestinian novel, The Land Beneath the Light is out soon.

4 thoughts on “Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now

  1. “Sometimes you need to lose yourself to ultimately find your purpose.”

    Shereen Malherbe’s debut novel Jasmine Falling is a work of literary fiction, from the perspective of her heroine Jasmine, cleverly intertwined with factual occurrences from her family’s recent past, the history and mystique of Jerusalem, and the country’s ongoing and real internal conflicts.

    Jasmine Falling weaves aspects of faith into the novel while moving us purposefully forward in the heroine’s journey, through intriguing plot twists and dynamics with her mysterious guide, her family and the people of the country. The story takes the reader on a journey from Jasmine’s English manor house to a country in seemingly eternal conflict, richly depicted and with settings accurately described.

    Jasmine Falling offers us a fresh viewpoint of the people under Occupation bound into a fictional narrative that is both compelling and thoughtful.

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