Friday, April 9, 2010

Eye Candy: The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley

This is a really beautiful cover. I would pick it up and look at it in the bookstore. I don't think I'll read it, though. It sounds like it's got a bit too much sex for my taste.

The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel by Maureen Lindley
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781596917033

Book Description:
An electrifying epic, based on the incredible true story of a Chinese princess turned spy.
Peking, 1914. When the eight-year-old princess Eastern Jewel is caught spying on her father’s liaison with a servant girl, she is banished from the palace, sent to live with a powerful family in Japan. Renamed Yoshiko Kawashima, she quickly falls in love with her adoptive country, where she earns a scandalous reputation, taking fencing lessons, smoking opium, and entertaining numerous lovers. Sent to Mongolia to become an obedient wife, Yoshiko mounts a daring escape and eventually finds her way back to Peking high society—this time with orders from the Japanese secret service.
Based on the true story of a rebellious woman who earned a controversial place in history, The Private Papers of Eastern Jewel is a vibrant reimagining of a thrilling life—a rich historical epic of palace intrigue, sexual manipulation, and international espionage.
Eye Candy is a feature that was inspired by Marcia at The Printed Page and Daphne at Tanzanite's Shelf and Stuff, who often post about books with eye-catching covers.


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