Aug 19 2010
From Reader Sonoma Lass:
I loved this book! It’s wonderful to have a historical romance set in China. The setting is rich and the story and characters are imbued with its essence of honor, loyalty and tradition. Family is important, and so is love, and reconciling the conflict between those seems almost impossible at times. I was almost in tears by the end.
I especially appreciate the strong women in this book. Not just the heroine, although certainly a sword-wielding heroine is wonderful, but the strength of the other women, too. I’m usually not keen on the idea of sacrifice in romance, but in this book it is often the willingness to sacrifice that shows love and strength of character.
This is an action and adventure romance, set in a time and place where men (and some women) must literally fight for what they want and for what they believe to be right. The romance is central to the plot, with two characters who love, learn, and become their best selves for each other. It’s all the best things about historical romance, and I hope we’ll see more romance from Jeannie Lin set in China.
(Cross-posted from Goodreads.)
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