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Opal Moon

3.33  ·  Rating Details ·  3 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The land of China is under the rule of Emperor K’ang-his. As an upright and efficient leader, he favors his fourth son, Yin-chen, a young man of upstanding character, over his corrupt heir apparent, Yin-jeng, who brings nothing but trouble to the family. The latest is an attempt by Yin-jeng on the life of Opal Moon, a teenage orphan girl whom Yin-chen rescues with the aid ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published November 11th 2011 by Dorrance Publishing Co (first published October 3rd 2011)
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Sabrina Guthrie
Nov 11, 2012 Sabrina Guthrie rated it liked it
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The land of China is under the rule of Emperor K'ang-his. As an upright and efficient leader, he favors his fourth son, Yin-chen, a young man of upstanding character, over his corrupt heir apparent, Yin-jeng, who brings nothing but trouble to the family. The latest is an attempt by Yin-jeng on the life of Opal Moon, a teenage orphan girl whom Yin-chen rescues with the aid of his chamberlain.

Captivated by Opal Moon's beauty, he takes her under his care and presents her as a boy to ensure
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Tori
Apr 30, 2012 Tori rated it really liked it
I am fascinated with anything historical in time. Whether it is from the U.S. or another country, I just crave to learn more about the historical way of life, customs, etc. That is one of the reasons I was drawn to this book aside from the mysterious woman on the cover. It promised a great love story, suspense, and the chance to learn of historical customs in China.
This book didn’t turn out to be what I thought it would be. There are a lot of events that disturbed me in this novel, and if you su
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Lisa Kurasz
Jun 14, 2012 Lisa Kurasz rated it liked it
Shelves: dorrace
When I find myself sitting and waiting for an appointment, rather than read months old magazines with missing pages, I bring a book to escape into while I wait. I picked Opal Moon for just that reason. This book follows a woman from a young girl to being a grandmother in ancient china, her tale is told as she gains the attention of powerful men and the joy and sorrow that is to follow, the choices that she must make, and the heartache that will follow. The book is definitely above the quality ...more
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