Wednesday, September 2, 2009

ARC Arrival: The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley

I received this from Bloomsbury Marketing through Shelf Awareness.

Publisher: Bloomsbury, USA
Publish Date: September 1, 2009

Peking, 1914. When the eight-year-old princess Eastern Jewel is caught spying on her father’s liaison with a servant girl, she is banished from the palace, sent to live with a powerful family in Japan. Renamed Yoshiko Kawashima, she quickly falls in love with her adoptive country, where she earns a scandalous reputation, taking fencing lessons, smoking opium, and entertaining numerous lovers. Sent to Mongolia to become an obedient wife, Yoshiko mounts a daring escape and eventually finds her way back to Peking high society—this time with orders from the Japanese secret service. Based on the true story of a rebellious woman who earned a controversial place in history, The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel is a vibrant reimagining of a thrilling life—a rich historical epic of palace intrigue, sexual manipulation, and international espionage.


naida said...

this sounds good, and what a beautiful cover.

reviewsbylola said...

Sounds like a great read!

Esme said...

I really enjoyed this book

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