My Fair Concubine
THE NOBLEMAN WHO TURNED A TEA GIRL INTO A PRINCESS...Yan Ling tries hard to be servile - it's what's expected of a girl of her class. Being intelligent and strong-minded, she finds it a constant battle...Proud Fei Long is unimpressed by her spirit - until he realises she's the answer to his... show more
THE NOBLEMAN WHO TURNED A TEA GIRL INTO A PRINCESS...Yan Ling tries hard to be servile - it's what's expected of a girl of her class. Being intelligent and strong-minded, she finds it a constant battle...Proud Fei Long is unimpressed by her spirit - until he realises she's the answer to his problems...He has to deliver the Emperor a 'princess'. Can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman in two months? Yet it's hard to teach good etiquette when all Fei Long wants to do is break it, by taking this tea girl for his own...'Beautifully written, deliciously sensual, and rich with Tang Dynasty historical and political detail...Exceptional.' - Library Journal on The Dragon and the Pearl
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 22nd 2012
Pages no: 280
Edition language: English
Series: Tang Dynasty 0.5 (#3)
This story is My Fair Lady meets Ancient China. I really enjoyed it. There were times when the story dragged a bit--my interest would be elsewhere at times or I just got bored--but I'm glad I pushed through. Yan Ling and Fei Long are great characters, Fei Long's characterization as a steely man of h...
I am feeling generous so I am giving this a three. There are some beautiful passages and scenes, but taken as a whole, there was no plot. There was a whole lot of nothing but pretty scenes after pretty scenes. Yan Ling was an okay heroine - nothing about her annoyed me, but I didn't root for her H...
This was a buddy read that I had with Melissa's Book Musings. You can find her final review of the book here. Suffice it to say that we both gave it three stars.My Fair Concubine was a riff off of My Fair Lady and honestly, this should have just been called "My Fair Tea House Girl" since there was n...
Two things about this novel caught my eye when I saw it on my Goodreads friends list feed. First, it's set during China's Tang Dynasty, around 800 AD. It's a period I have some fondness for, having imprinted as a teen on Van Gulik's Judge Dee mysteries set in that place and era. And to my mind far t...
My Fair Lady in Tang Dynasty China? Yes, please! In the field of fiction, Jeannie Lin's novels are unicorns. They are the rarest of mythical creatures: Historical Romances set in Tang Dynasty, China. I have always loved Jeannie Lin's romance, and this is among my favorite of her novels. This book i...