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Download doc Á The Lotus Palace 378 pages à ❴Ebook❵ ➤ The Lotus Palace Author Jeannie Lin – It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang Li where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans At the center is the Lotus Palace home of the most exuisite courtesans in It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang Li where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans At the center is the Lotus Palace home of the most exuisite courtesans in ChinaMaidservant Yue ying is not one of those WHAT? A romancemysteryhistorical fiction novel NOT set in Regency England? WHAT IS THIS SORCERY? IS THIS EVEN LEGAL?Needless to say I was thrilled

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They are thrown together in an attempt to solve a deadly mystery they both start to dream of a different life Yet Bai Huang's position means that all she could ever be to him is his concubine will she sacrifice her pride to follow her hear As soon as I learned The Lotus Palace was a historical romancemystery set in Ancient China with actual Chinese people as main characters I knew I HAD to read it When you have read as much historical romance as I have you don’t find many new things Even with the known trope rich playboy falls for servant girl – I found the culture and setting so different that half the time I didn’t know how characters would react to things It made for a fascinating readThe Pingkang Li is the City’s pleasure uarter full of beautiful educated sophisticated courtesans who compose poetry act as hostesses in events and generally trade wits with scholars It wasn’t clear to me if selling their bodies was part of the bargain but it seemed they had the liberty of choosing their own lovers Yue ying our heroine is the servant of a famous courtesan in the Lotus Palace She’s practical hard working tough and has a port wine stain that mars her face Bai Huang the hero is a rich charming extremely attractive good for nothing scholar who has been “courting” Yue ying’s mistress for a while But everything is not as it seems with Bai Huang – he’s been exaggerating his reputation as a fool to spy for his father who’s a powerful government official For a while he’s been noticing Yue ying because she feels real to him as compared to the illusions of the Pingkang LiYue ying’s past was horrific I won’t go into details because I don’t want to give spoilers but although she doesn’t dwell in the past it’s clear that it damaged her deeply Bai Huang for his part hasn’t had as charmed a life as you would expect but it’s mostly of his own doing When he meets Yue ying he’s desperately trying to redeem himself in the eyes of his father who he disappointed terriblyIt takes a long time for Yue ying to give in to the advances of Bai Huang Practical creature that she is she suspects his motives and it’s not taken by his pretty face She can’t believe that a man like him – who could have any woman he wanted – would be interested in her with her marked face her situation in life and her past But Huang crumbles her defenses slowly with his love and persistence Their relationship is not only about the physical but it’s about trust and understanding I was very touched when Huang acknowledged He had never trusted anyone else with the worst parts of himselfThe mystery was just somewhat disjointed with clues all over the place Half the time I thought they were chasing red herrings and I didn’t even recognize the murderer when he was unveiled Definitely not the stronger part of the storyI was fascinated by the cultural aspects of the book I know next to nothing about Ancient China so I loved the descriptions of places clothes customs etc It amazed me how concerned people were with each other’s privacy to the point that they wouldn’t share important thoughts or feelings because “you don’t talk about those things” I was surprised by the way the final hurdle between Bai Huang and Yue ying was overcome and it was only possible due to the differences in cultureI’m definitely reading the next book – Constable Wu and Mingyu sound like a very intriguing couple If you are looking for a different read this book will definitely be for you

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The Lotus PalaceBeauties Street smart and practical she's content to live in the shadow of her infamous mistress until she meets the aristocratic playboy Bai Huang Bai Huang lives in a privileged world Yue ying can barely imagine yet alone share but as A wildly enjoyable romance that doesn't soft soap the issues A dissolute young man with massive self esteem issues and a gambling problem falls for a former prostitute sold into the trade as a child and now a courtesan's servant All that plus classcultural issues that firmly tell them both to know their place and into which the hero buys without really noticing for a long time This is a meaty romance with a lot to get over but it really works and the way the two work together and learn is a joy I didn't find the mystery element uite so satisfying but it's probably better it wasn't to the forefront the MCs needed the space Beautifully written with a vivid tangible setting