How far would you go to help your husband realize his dream? Would you abandon family and friends and move to a foreign country? Would you sleep with another man?
These are questions Ping-a beautiful, young Chinese newlywed-must ask herself. Her husband, the ruthless Jianbo, is determined to become a US citizen. When the couple meets David, a wealthy New York businessman in Beijing, Ping becomes the reluctant pawn in Jianbo's scheme-a scheme that requires her to divorce him, wed David, and move to the United States. Once a US citizen, Ping would divorce David and remarry Jianbo so he could become a citizen, too.
The plan backfires. Ping wants to spend the rest of her life with David, but the ambitious and treacherous Jianbo is determined to ruin her happily ever after. Will Ping find the courage to stand up to Jianbo and finally take control of her own life?
At the novel's core is a love story complicated by loyalty to family and tradition. On another level the growth of Ping from a shy, obedient girl into a strong and independent woman mirrors the changes occurring in China today.
"Get ready to fall in love with Zhao Ping, the plucky heroine of this moving and affecting cross-cultural novel." -Wendy Tokunaga, Love in Translation and Postcards From Tokyo
"...the vivid depictions of Beijing and New York help bolster the contrasts between characters and cultures and a perfectly-suited wistful ending befits the ultimately likeable players." -Reviewer, Publishers Weekly
"....the reader is hooked right from the beginning...I love it." -ABNA Expert Reviewer
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About the Author
Patricia Williams taught for several semesters in a graduate business program at Beijing University where she developed a keen interest in all things Chinese. While working in China, she found inspiration for her novel, The Two Weddings of Zhao Ping. Her protagonist, Ping, is based on the young female students she came to know and admire in Beijing. Currently living with her husband in Boynton Beach, Florida, Patricia spends her time writing, playing tennis, and ballroom dancing.