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The Gilded Fan

The Gilded Fan

Author(s): Christina Courtenay

Location(s): Amsterdam, Nagasaki, Plymouth

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): Early 1640s



How do you start a new life, leaving behind all you love? It’s 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England. Midori is trained in the arts of war, but is that enough to help her survive a journey, with a lecherous crew and an attractive captain she doesn’t trust? Having come to Nagasaki to trade, the last thing Captain Nico Noordholt wants is a female passenger, especially a beautiful one. How can he protect her from his crew when he can’t keep his own eyes off her? During their journey, Nico and Midori form a tentative bond, but they both have secrets that can change everything. When they arrive in England, a civil war is brewing, and only by standing together can they hope to survive –

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This is the sequel to Scarlet Kimono. Midori is only half Japanese and at this time there was a huge amount of persecution. The historical angles seem spot on as we follow her journey...

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Thrilling Historical Romance

Author: Anne Cater

The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay was published by Choc Lit at the beginning of February this year. This is Christina Courteney’s fifth novel and although it is a sequel to her second novel,...

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Quite a delightful find – a book set in Japan

Author: tripfiction

I was mainly attracted to this book by the cover (and I loved the Memoirs of a Geisha and The Ginger Tree – if you have never read the latter, then do! It is...

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