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Peony in Love by Lisa See
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May 13, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: historical-fiction, women, china
Read in April, 2011

The plot has been thoroughly described in other reviews, so I'll just say that I expected to like this book because I had enjoyed "Snowflower and the Secret Fan." This didn't live up to its promise. It reminded me of a farce where a silly mistake is made and has a domino effect on all the events that follow. I didn't like Peony (she seemed like a foolish girl) and the book really required the reader to suspend belief. Sometimes I can do that, but the writing has to sweep me away. This writing just swept the remains of a good book around the room.

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