Jeannie Lin

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USA TODAY Bestselling author Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western epic fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures. When her best friend introduced her to romance novels in middle school, the stage was set. Jeannie started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central Los Angeles. After four years of trying to break into publishing with an Asian-set historical, her 2009 Golden Heart Award–winning manuscript, Butterfly Swords, sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal with The Dragon and the Pearl listed among Library Journal's Best Romances of 2011.

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Jeannie Lin Hello! So sorry for the late response. My personal favorite as a starter is The Lotus Palace. If you're looking for a lighthearted read, my readers al…moreHello! So sorry for the late response. My personal favorite as a starter is The Lotus Palace. If you're looking for a lighthearted read, my readers also enjoy My Fair Concubine. I grew watching Chinese historical dramas and I'm also inspired by the strong women in my family. When I was looking for a story to write, those were the elements that came from my heart.

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"Oh my goodness I loved this. The Pingkang Li books are among my favourite Jeannie Lins--the historical setting is incredibly well done, the characters are flawed and problematic and come from/live in a brilliantly seedy world of courtesans and crime " Read more of this review »
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As usual, when it's a Jeannie Lin book, I know it'll be good. I still don't normally read historical, but there's something different about Jeannie's Asian Historicals.

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The Hidden Moon by Jeannie Lin
"Step back to 9th century China.
Murder. Mystery. Forbidden love. Ms. Lin combines all of these and more in the most recent Lotus Palace Mystery. Follow Wei-wei as she sees places and meets people far different from her rich, aristocratic family.

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“Thank the heavens for tea. How did people ever come together without it?”
Jeannie Lin, My Fair Concubine
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“Li Tao had caught a single glimpse of her the first time he had been to the palace. The hunger that had gripped him had been immediate and all-consuming. He had been a young man then and had hungered for many things: acclaim, respect and power. The sight of her now, more than a decade later, stirred nothing but a faint echo of that forgotten desire.”
Jeannie Lin, The Dragon and the Pearl

“She played with her eyes closed. He closed his own eyes, joining her in the darkness. She had said the song depicted a battle, but nothing of the sort came to mind, no lofty images of horses and banners waving or battalions clashing over hills. Only darkness and a pure sound that filled him, creeping into spaces he hadn’t known were empty.”
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What should our April 2019 pick be? Our theme is Royalty.

The Raven Prince - Elizabeth Hoyt (Historical Romance)
 
  23 votes 26.1%

My Lady Jane - Cynthia Hand (Historical Fiction)
 
  22 votes 25.0%

The Winter King - C.L. Wilson (High Fantasy) (write-in)
 
  18 votes 20.5%

Butterfly Swords - Jeannie Lin (Historical Romance)
 
  12 votes 13.6%

The Princess Affair - Nell Stark (Contemporary Romance)
 
  10 votes 11.4%

Isabel the Fair - Margaret Campbell Barnes (Historical Fiction)
 
  3 votes 3.4%

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