Just a middle-brow reader who loves a good story, recipe or how-to.
Jin-mei is 19 and the only daughter of the local magistrate, raised to be a proper young lady in Tang Dynasty (AD 848) China. Bao Yang has wealth and status, but as the leader of a rebellion, he is an outlaw and bent on revenge against a local warlord, General Wang. When their unplanned encounter threatens her honor, a little flirtation leads to marriage and adventure.
Jeannie Lin's historical novel is well-written, the characters have depth, the relationships are believable, and the adventure is interesting. The full review can be read on my Wordpress blog: http://wp.me/p5Tcfi-1D
3.5/5 stars - A well done historical romance set in Tang Dynasty China.
Recommended for those who enjoy romance and adventure (with the caveat that this is a Harlequin and not from their Love Inspired line, so there are several scenes of adult content after Jin-mei and Yang are married).
Disclosure: This review refers to a finished copy I received from the author. I won it in a giveaway on her website http://www.jeannielin.com/ and am not obligated to write a review, honest or otherwise, though a note was included asking me to consider doing so (the honest version, of course, which is the only one I'd bother to write).