The China Bride (The Bride Trilogy, #2)

The China Bride (The Bride Trilogy, #2)

by Mary Jo Putney

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BN ID: 2940155438830
Publisher: Mary Jo Putney
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Series: Bride Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 16,321
File size: 745 KB

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The China Bride 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
East meets west in the love story of Troth Mei Lian Montgomery and Kyle Renbourne (Lord Maxwell). After thoroughly enjoying The Wild Child, by Mary Jo Putney, I could not wait to read the second installment in this trilogy. This is a romantic, action-packed tale entwined with Chinese ways of thinking and learning. Kyle is heir to his family¿s earldom and wealth but he is a restless, passionate man (yes, handsome, too) who longs to see the world. Troth is half Chinese and half Scottish. Up until she agrees to lead Kyle to a temple forbidden to Westerners, she has lived most of her life disguised as a man. She yearns to live life as a woman and visit her father¿s native country, Scotland. Skilled in a from of martial arts, Troth becomes historical romance¿s first female action heroine as she defeats many men while they attempt to attack and kill Kyle. She also uses these skills to entice Kyle. Both characters have a goal in mind and as the saying goes; it is not the destination, but the journey. Their journey is beautiful. So is Mary Jo Putney¿s writing! Her journey of researching and the result, the story, are magical. An added bonus is that the reader is allowed to catch up on Kyle¿s twin brother, Dominic, and his bride, Lady Meriel from The Wild Child about five years after their tale. The hero of The Bartered Bride, Gavin Eliot is also introduced. Thank you, Mary Jo! This trilogy is a cherished part of my collection.
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HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
A captivating read. This book has recently been re-released (29 Dec 2017) and I don’t know whether the author has updated it to address readers negative feedback but I certainly found nothing to complain about. I particularly enjoyed the first half of the book set in China, with such vivid imagery that I felt I was there. The descriptions of the ancient practice of wing chun (a martial art), the use of feng-shui and the harmonising of chi (life force) were fascinating. I thought the story was well paced and the characters engaging and the romance thoroughly believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a shame that the writing isn't better. The prose was predictable, simplistic, with phrases often repeated. If I hadn't read Bronte, Austin, or Arthur Golden among many others: I might think the quality of writing is acceptable......but I have...so I don't. Save your time and read a classic.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a love hate relationship with this book. You know from the beginning that the lead male character dies however this in no way diminishes the grief the reader feels upon his death. Up to this point the book shows the potential for greatness unfortunately the remainder of the book becomes a typical romance novel. It felt as if at this point someone told the author to change direction to make this a more commercial book. I still highly recommend this book if for nothing more than to understand the China/English trade relationship. I hope one day Putney will decide to rewrite this book allowing the voice of the initial pages to carry throughout the entire book.
Verylate More than 1 year ago
A great story! I love MJP!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The characters were so endearing, and the adventure made me want to keep reading. This author is good at making a historical romance a little more than expected. Can't wait to read the next one.
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period-reader More than 1 year ago
After reading some other reviews I wasn't sure if I should bother. I'm glad I did. It was an enjoyable tour through China and I especially found the explanations of the various religions to be simplistic enough to understand and appreciate.
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