Melody
This is a weekly event hosted by Marcia of The Printed Page every Wednesday.

Marcia says:

I love beautiful, and interesting, cover art so every Wednesday I post my 'Cover Attraction' for the week along with a synopsis of the book. Everyone is welcome to stop by and, if they'd like, post a link to their favorite weekly book cover.

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The Concubine's Daughter by Pai Kit Fai
ISBN-13: 9780312355210
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: September 2009

Synopsis (From B&N):

An epic, heart-wrenching story of a mother and daughter’s journey to their destiny.

Lotus Feet. He would give his daughter the dainty feet of a courtesan. This would enhance her beauty and her price, making her future shine like a new coin. He smiled to himself, pouring fresh tea. And it would stop her from running away…

When the young concubine of an old farmer in rural China gives birth to a daughter called Li-Xia, or “Beautiful One,” the child seems destined to become a concubine herself. Li refuses to submit to her fate, outwitting her father’s orders to bind her feet and escaping the silk farm with an English sea captain. Li takes her first steps toward fulfilling her mother’s dreams of becoming a scholar—but her final triumph must be left to her daughter, Su Sing, “Little Star,” in a journey that will take her from remote mountain refuges to the perils of Hong Kong on the eve of World War II.

12 Responses
  1. Matt Says:

    It's perfect timing. I just picked up this book yesterday because I think it's a debut novel. I am looking forward to reading it. :)


  2. Suko Says:

    Lovely color, lovely cover. Enjoy!

    Your photos are gorgeous!


  3. Lisa Says:

    That's a beautiful cover!


  4. Melody Says:

    Matt - I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! :)

    Suko & Lisa - That's a lovely cover, isn't it?


  5. Violet Says:

    What a beautiful cover, just got to love this color :)


  6. Wanda Says:

    Yes, that cover really invites the reader to experience another time, place and culture. A beauty!

    My cover attraction comes from The Winterhouse.


  7. Iliana Says:

    Really pretty cover and the book synopsis sounds good too!


  8. Melody Says:

    Violet, Wanda & Iliana - Glad you all share the same thoughts too! :)


  9. Alice Teh Says:

    Love the cover, Melody!


  10. Melody Says:

    Alice - Glad you love it too!


  11. Marg Says:

    Gorgeous cover! Stopped me in my tracks! Hope the book is good too.


  12. Veens Says:

    I saw this at Marcia's!