The Concubine by Jade Lee

I have been deeply fascinated with China and Chinese history ever since reading Wild Swans many years ago, and I was delighted to discover that Harlequin Blaze were publishing a historical romance set in imperial China. I found The Concubine by Jade Lee a very pleasant and unusual read. In 1851, the young Emperor must…

Tempted Tigress by Jade Lee

Tempted Tigress by Jade Lee

If you’re looking for something different in historical romance, Jade Lee’s Tempted Tigress is certainly that. Set during the Boxer movement at the very end of the Qing Dynasty, the story features the romance between a white drug runner and the Emperor’s Enforcer. It is a gritty story that does not gloss over the turbulent,…

Burning Tigress by Jade Lee

All through my reading Burning Tigress I shook my head at this missed opportunity. Author Jade Lee is a good writer with a strong knowledge of 19th century Shanghai. When she’s describing the Chinese scolding each other and struggling with life among English people whom they detest, she is marvelous. In this fourth book in…

White Tigress by Jade Lee

Forgive me if this review seems pulled in two directions; that’s the way White Tigress by Jade Lee made me feel. It kind of gave me the creeps, and I wasn’t too sure about the happily-ever-after. However, it definitely has some moments of brilliance. There’s only one thing I can say for sure: if you…

The Scarlet Empress by Susan Grant

Susan Grant’s The Scarlet Empress is a brisk pageturner with a fast-moving storyline and likable characters. But while it’s an entertaining read, it’s also a less satisfying conclusion to the 2176 saga than it might have been. Grant, the creative force behind this mini-series, kicked things off with 21st Century Air Force pilot Bree “Banzai”…

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