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The Woman in the White Kimono
The Woman in the White Kimono | Ana Johns
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Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them. Japan, 1957. Seventeen-year-old Naoko Nakamura’s prearranged marriage to the son of her father’s business associate would secure her family’s status in their traditional Japanese community, but Naoko has fallen for another man—an American sailor, a gaijin—and to marry him would bring great shame upon her entire family. When it’s learned Naoko carries the sailor’s child, she’s cast out in disgrace and forced to make unimaginable choices with consequences that will ripple across generations. America, present day. Tori Kovac, caring for her dying father, finds a letter containing a shocking revelation—one that calls into question everything she understood about him, her family and herself. Setting out to learn the truth behind the letter, Tori’s journey leads her halfway around the world to a remote seaside village in Japan, where she must confront the demons of the past to pave a way for redemption. In breathtaking prose and inspired by true stories from a devastating and little-known era in Japanese and American history, The Woman in the White Kimono illuminates a searing portrait of one woman torn between her culture and her heart, and another woman on a journey to discover the true meaning of home.
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GerardtheBookworm
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A historical tearjerker. Set in late 50's Japan, seventeen year old Naoko falls in love with an American sailor but is forbidden to marry him due their xenophobic ideology. Sadly parting from him, Naoko finds herself pregnant and agrees to an arranged marriage. Cut to several decades later and the American's daughter Tori is searching for her father's lost love and discovers secrets that are highly restricted to traditions, honor and culture.

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hes7
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“Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.”

I‘m giving away a copy of this book over on the blog: http://bit.ly/2RhGKhF (US only; ends 6/19) #giveaway

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oddandbookish
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This was such a heartbreaking read! It was sad, yet beautifully written.

Full review: https://oddandbookish.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/review-the-woman-in-the-white-kim...

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palmerspageturners
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Beautiful historical fiction novel!

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Bakingbookworm
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3.5 STARS - Today on my blog I‘m reviewing and giving away a copy of The Woman in the White Kimono.

This is an emotional story based on true events that follows the life of a young Japanese women who feels torn between love and her traditional Japanese culture.

Thanks to Park Row books and TLC Book Tours for my advanced copy and my giveaway copy! (Canadian and US only).

My review & Giveaway : http://bit.ly/2HMaZKB

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“Oceans and decades apart, two women are inextricably bound by the secrets between them.”

Michellekidwell Sounds interesting 3mo
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