The Samurai's Daughter (Rei Shimura #6)
I am definitely going to want to read more Rei Shimura books.
Our heroine, familiar to Sujata Massey’s unfortunate readers, is the half-Japanese, half-American Rei Shimura. She’s ...more
I've traveled to Japan a few times for several week's stay each time but didn't know much about contemporary culture, and wish this series had been around back then. The main character, Rei Shimura, is believable, intelligent and interesting. ...more
This one intrigued me because I'd never heard of it, yet the author is an award-winning writer. My sister enjoyed Japan when she visited, so I thought I'd take a chance on something totally unknown to me ...more
The story starts in San Francisco where she is staying with her family and researching their own history. It follows her back to her beloved Japan where she continues her pursuit along with "assisting" her lawyer-boyfriend. He is looking for evidence in a class-action suit against bi ...more
In this novel, people do not walk all over Rei Shimura as much as usual, so this was a nice read.
The mystery was solved at the end, but all the same, there were things left open so it was clear that there would be a next novel. I would prefer books to just wrap up everything, even when there is to be a sequel!
It's really pleasing to see this series moving on to a new level as Massey isn't afraid to make some major changes in her characters lives. I'm very much looking forward to finding out what happens next and I also think that the writing and the plots have both stepped up a gear in the last couple of books in the series.
Sujata also writes historical novels set in 19th and 20th century I ...more