From a master of the historical novel, Empress Orchid sweeps readers into the heart of the Forbidden City to tell the fascinating story of a young concubine who becomes China’s last empress. Min introduces the beautiful Tzu Hsi, known as Orchid, and weaves an epic of a country girl who seized... read more
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Like a singing river You break out to flow freely I am the mountain behind Happily I watch you Memory of us Full and sweetHighlighted by 8 Kindle customers
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