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by Jeannie Lin

Genre: Historical Romance, Asia
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Tang Dynasty China

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Lin has a gift for bringing the wondrous and colorful world of ancient China to readers. The history and culture of the era are beautifully bound together with a classic romance theme. Those yearning for new worlds and age-old adventures will savor Lin’s novel.

After his father’s death Chang Fei Long returns to find his family in debt and his sister, Pearl, promised as a heqin, an alliance bride to a powerful barbarian leader. The only problem is that Pearl has run off with her beloved. Fei Long finds a substitute bride in Yan Ling, a teahouse servant who loses her job thanks to him. With nowhere to go, Yan Ling accepts Fei Long’s proposition. As he teaches her the art of being a lady, Fei Long develops respect for Yan Ling — respect that turns to mutual passion. As the day of her wedding approaches, the plans of a clever maid and an audacious actor may help them find love. (HARLEQUIN, Jun., 280 PP., $6.25)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: HARLEQUIN

Published: June 2012

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