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Empress Orchid. Anchee Min
Empress Orchid. Anchee Min | Anchee Min
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This is an erotic story of Imperial China from the author of Red Azalea and Becoming Madame Mao.
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radhikeey
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This is a real life based story of the last empress of China. The way she rose from her struggles and hardships is uncanny and noteworthy. My heart felt happy after reading this story.
Anchee Min has very beautifully written this story, the details are so well elaborated without overdoing it. I am looking forward to read more of her.

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Foxyfictionista
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🏵️🏵️🏵️🏵️ I enjoyed this book. It's an interesting time period and I would like to read more about it.

This was my selection for March's #bookspin with @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 3y
janeycanuck I think there‘s a second one! 2y
Foxyfictionista @janeycanuck yep. There is and it's on my shelf. 2y
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youcanneverreadtomuch
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I read Anchee Min's two novels about the last empress of China out of order but it still worked. Both are amazing and reading the sequel first did not feel like I sequel, I knew what was going on the entire time.

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bookworm.krizia
Empress Orchid | Anchee Min
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1. Tagged book
2. E.E. Cummings
3. Edward Scissorhands
4. Anything with eggplant 🍆
#ManicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing ❤️ 4y
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victorix
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Orchid is a methodical strategist. Often blinded by her vanity and selfishness but her greatest skill is her keen observation prowess. She uses what she has to take what she wants.

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posierope
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This is a favourite holiday read for me. Steeped in history but enough story telling and character to stop it just being a textbook. I am willing to overlook inaccuracies (if there are any - I am no expert!) In favour of the author's rich description and characterisation of these historical characters.

Truly lovely stuff. Will definitely read again.

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Weaponxgirl
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#readingwomenmonth a series. I don't read many series but I've had these two for ages and still haven't gotten round to them. @ephemeralwaltz @Andrew65

Andrew65 These do look interesting. 4y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 I remember the first one being very popular when it came out and I just never got around to reading them for some reason 4y
Andrew65 I‘m having difficulty choosing for this category - I read a lot of series. Choices include Kate Ellis, Ann Cleeves, Elly Griffiths, Sharon Penman, Kate Atkinson, L J Sellers, Jacqueline Winspear, Linda Castillo, Elizabeth Chadwick, Tess Gerritsen, Sandra Gulland, Robin Hobb, Hilary Mantel, Karin Slaughter, Kathy Reichs. I could go on! Decisions, decisions! 4y
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Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 ohhh, that is a selection. If I'm having trouble I go with what makes the best picture. I'm feeling this way looking forward on the prompts looking at memoir and translated. Too many choices 4y
Andrew65 @Weaponxgirl I also sometimes go for the lesser known books. 4y
Weaponxgirl @Andrew65 yes! I love to try to spread the love on lesser known books. My personal collection of physical books is mostly of lesser know authors that aren't on kindle 4y
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bookworm.krizia
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❤️❤️❤️

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BeckyGudge
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This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The descriptions of the beauty of the Forbidden City, mixed with a shocking tales of treachery, deceit and violence make this a very engaging read. And then of course there is the romance..."Yes, my lady. I draw my breath, my every breath, to love you."

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BeckyGudge
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So I'm having a short break from the Dark Tower series with this beautiful, enchanting story.

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Cindyelizavaz
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Outstanding book. I've always been very intrigued about the history of China and knowing that the characters of this book is modelled after real people intrigued me even more. I would highly recommend this book!

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Cindyelizavaz
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#nowreading Empress Orchid by #AncheeMin. Second #asianlit this week.

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