In Japanese-occupied Shanghai, two people from different cultures are drawn together by fate and the freedom of music…
1940. Aiyi Shao is a young heiress and the owner of a formerly popular and glamorous Shanghai nightclub. Ernest Reismann is a penniless Jewish refugee driven out of Germany, an outsider searching for shelter in a city wary of strangers. He loses nearly all hope until he crosses paths with Aiyi. When she hires Ernest to play piano at her club, her defiance of custom causes a sensation. His instant fame makes Aiyi’s club once again the hottest spot in Shanghai. Soon they realize they share more than a passion for jazz―but their differences seem insurmountable, and Aiyi is engaged to another man.
As the war escalates, Aiyi and Ernest find themselves torn apart, and their choices between love and survival grow more desperate. In the face of overwhelming odds, a chain of events is set in motion that will change both their lives forever.
From the electrifying jazz clubs to the impoverished streets of a city under siege, The Last Rose of Shanghai is a timeless, sweeping story of love and redemption.
Do you speak Spanish? Any one you know who will enjoy reading The Moon in the Palace in Spanish? EL PALACIO DE LA LUNA is out this month, published by B in Spain! Click the image to purchase it on Amazon!
I just attended the RWA RITA ceremony in Orlando, an elegant ceremony that I’ll never forget, and what a surprise! The Moon in the Palace won the RITA® Award!
The Moon in the Palace will be now available in Romanian. This marks the seventh foreign language of The Empress of Bright Moon series, including Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Thai, and Croatian. So excited!
I’m so excited to share the news that The Moon in the Palace is a RITA award finalist, in the category of Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance! Dance with me!
Fnac’s Estante in Portugal recently interviewed me about my thoughts on Empress Wu, my inspirations and writing life. Here’s the interview in Portuguese. I love reading it, and it makes me want to study Portuguese!
Thrilled to hear this: Texas Library Association has chosen The Moon in the Palace for the 2017 Lariat Reading List! Click the image to view the list of books!
Proud to share the news that The Moon In The Palace is a RT Reviewers Choice Award Nominee!