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Happy Sunday, I hope you are having a relaxing day. Today I’m happy to be on the blog tour for a wonderful little chinese love story called The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham. I love to read all kinds of Asian stories, so was more than delighted to be on this tour.
Set against the backdrop of 1830s Singapore where piracy, crime, triads, and tigers are commonplace, this historical romance follows the struggle of two lovers Zhen, a Chinese coolie and triad member, and Charlotte, an 18-year-old Scots woman and sister of Singapores Head of Police. Two cultures bound together by the invisible threads of fate yet separated by cultural diversity.
This is not a fast paced book, so if you are looking for that I wouldn’t recommend it to you. On the other hand if you are after a book full of culture, the history of Singapore and a romance than this one is a great choice.
It’s fascinating to follow the story of Charlotte an intriguing character full of poise and wonder. Singapore is a new and different world to her. I loved discovering it through her eyes. Coming over from Scotland where she lived with her Aunt, Charlotte has to adjust to the customs and culture that is all around her.
On the way over to Singapore she meets Zhen as she gets off the ship and there is a kind of instant attraction. Things are not simple though as Zhen come from a totally different world than Charlotte. It’s a star-crossed lovers relationship. Will it end well? I’m sorry but I can’t tell you!!
I’m giving The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham 4 out of 5 stars. If the start was a little more fast paced it would have got 5 stars from me.
Information about the Book
Title: The Red Thread (The Straits Quartet #1)
Author: Dawn Farnham
Genre: Asian Historical Fiction
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Published: 7th April 2015
Available from Amazon (It’s free until 25th September 2017!)
Why not check out the other bloggers on the tour?
Monday 18th September
Tuesday 19th September
Wednesday 20th September
Thursday 21st September
The Writing Greyhound
Friday 22nd September
Saturday 23rd September
Sunday 24th September
Rachel Bustin – me!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have enjoyed this review.
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