Miles to our gate I admit that I totally judged a book by its cover and thought about ow I typically love all novels that involve some sort of Asian Ouija in Suburbia history This book was well awful And yet I still made myself finish it even though Iave decided after making myself finish The Corrections that I am a grownup and as such I don t Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism have to complete books I don t want to However since Iad nothing else to read on the five Lenora hour flightome I got about 170 pages in and really wanted to know who the Caz Sanatı heller aunt Mindy Madison turned out to be So not worth it I lost Desire Sensibility hours of my life on this one And the gratuitous sex scenes that were too freuently placed on the pages Total contrived garbage Seriouslydon t waste your time Sorry Mingmei Yip I normally love books about Chinese culture but this wasonestly one of the worst books I ave ever read in my life and I m writing this mainly to remind myself never to read anything by this author again The plot was weak and unrealistic as were the characters and the ending was just ridiculous That s several ours of my life I will never get back I thought this would be a great novel with some information about the Silk Road and China Little did I know that it would be like a Harleuin novel with a lot of sex thrown in for good measure Unfortunately we were traveling and I The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green had only this book to read or else I wouldave tossed it My recommendation Give this book a wide pass unless you are looking for something with an unrealistic plot and a lot of fluff This book was truly The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice horrible Song of the Silk Road is a novel of finding who you are and all of the avenues open to you Lily Lin a writer and waitress is shocked when a letter arrives stating theas inherited three million dollars if she meets the stipulations Lily finds this Practicing History hard to believe considering shead to scrape the money together to bury both of er parents and also because she as never Some Thing Black heard of this aunt Mindy Madison But eventually the lawyer tracks down Lily in person and she decides to try and meet the terms of Mindy s will one thousand miles on the Silk Road in China the same route Mindy took and doing the same things that Mindy did Some of the things that Lilyas to do are really bizarre and all along the journey a young man called Alex whom she refused to travel with keeps popping up at different opportune times The background painted by Yip is beautiful and mesmerizing So many traditions in China that will really keep your attention Lily s trip is a journey of the McClellans Other Story heart one where she begins to knowerself and that of Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? her parents Lily is a very likable character and the writing is poignant and really captures the readers attention The difference between China and New York is very prominent and really lends credence to the story Filled with adventure romance suspense and deft capable writing Song of the Silk Road is an evocative read. O gather a rareerb At Xian Leonardo da Vinci her first stop Lily meets Alex a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection And soon she faces revelations that will redefineer past Enkätboken her destiny and the shocking truth behinder aunt's motivations Powerful and elouent Song of the Silk Road is a captivating story of self discovery resonant with the mysteries of its aunting exotic landscape.
WARNING This title is not for younger readers despite the Fiction monikerFirst off the cover art Can I just say that although the set up is simple it s rather stunning The shade of green used to color the overall picture and then the stunning pinkred of the flowers provide a wonderfully eye catching contrast Moving within the cover we find a journey indeedI loved the main characters inner monologue and narration of the scenes She ad an interesting way of viewing the world both poetic and tragic at the same time However Play Me, Im Yours her verbal interactions with other characters their actual conversations felt stuntedalmost child like in both responses given and takenThe descriptions of both time and place were detailed and precise almost placing you beside Ms Lin oner journey without missing a step along the way The author s way with words seems to know no bounds when describing the multitude of Ms Lin s sexual encounters Never in my life Health at Every Size have I read a book in which this act was described or performed for that matter in so many ways In truth it was poetic mixingeaven and earth feeling and fate BUT for my reading preferencesit was a bit much I mean Ms Lin literally falls into bed with almost every man she meets Most disturbing amongst them was not The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy her married professor norer youthful lover but Floating Cloudwho was a monk Rest assured that this startling seuence of events is laid to rest later on in the text but until then OOThe fact that this was to be a journey of discovery was what drew me to this book and yet the only true discovery comes at the book s end with a completely side swiping turn of events Reallythere is NO way to see this one coming which certainly speaks to the author s talent for crafting a story gotta love the unexpected turns that WORK Moving forwardI suppose she learned a bit about Polvere alla polvere hereart and the workings of the universe along the way but it doesn t really seem apparent til the final pages and those reactions could ave been merely formed from er trips final days in lieu of the events that transpired over the past several monthsAll in all I d say the journey when she was on it and not in yet another bed was breath taking in the visual wonders and An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery history beheld yet often times disturbing striking a balance between the yin and the yang Though saturated with a few too many scenes of passion it seems that the message the author aimed to deliver still comes through For me it was thisthe universe moves in mysterious ways but never without purpose of intent Iave long been fascinated by China and Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy her culture so this book was immediately interesting to me I was looking forward to a tale of China s past merged wither future all tied in with a young woman s search for an aunt she did not know existedLilly Lin is seemingly alone in the world Her parents are dead and she is living in New York and trying to write a novel Lilly. In this richly imaginative novel Mingmei Yip author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk RoadAs a girl growing up in Hong Kong Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert its long lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes Now living in New York Lily is struggling to finish er graduate degree when she rec.
Is aving an affair with a married man and working as a waitress in a Chinese restaurant when she receives a mysterious letter from a lawyer If she agrees to the terms set forth by this unknown aunt she will find I, Claudius herself enriched by three million dollarsThat s a lot of money and Lilly could sure use it but the terms are very unsettling Does she really want the money THAT badly More importantly who is this aunt she know nothing about Lilly meets with the lawyer and is given a down payment on the final payout and sets forth oner journey to the Silk Road in China but what she finds and what she learns is not at all what she was expectingWhat I found and what I learned was not what I was expecting either I wanted to be enchanted with this book and I wasn t Lilly just wasn t likable enough for me She seemed to be very self centered and motivated by all the wrong reasons She made orrible orrible decisions regarding men and laid the blame everywhere but where it belonged at Chicken Soup for the Soul her feet I really just wanted to slaper I often Misbehaving have problems with books when theeroine is so unpleasant but Gone with the Wind is one of my all time favorite books and Scarlett O Hara is one of the most unappealing Blooming Red heroines in literaryistory So that tells me that character faults can be overcome In this book that didn t Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, happen for me Theero was not a character that I cared much for either so that left me with two people who I really just didn t care about not good when they are the two main characters in the storyIt did Forensic Science have one whopper of an ending though one I did not see coming There is something to be said for that The descriptions of place are very evocative and I know would love to see the deserts of China Totally a book of surprises you never can figure outow this will end or wind down Satisfying story about a girl who s Aunt she does not know asks The Penguin History of Early India her to go to China and complete a set of tasks on the Silk Road Then she can receive three million dollars It sounds like a greedy premise but the MC is so engaging that you ll find yourself rooting forer all the way Ending a surprise It started off pretty good but it went downhill from there As much as I enjoy reading about Chinese culture this book was disappointing The main character is Lily Lin who is in Exploring with Frémont her late 20s She received a letter from a lawyer stating that a long lost aunt wants to giveer 3 million dollars if she travels to China along the Silk Road and complete some very odd tasks along the way Once completed she will get the money I ended up not really liking Lily because I couldnt believe she would even do some of these tasks The book to me was so far fetched and there was very little culture I felt the book was a little amateurish and silly at times I was glad when the book was over Where to begin I grabbed this book at the Honolulu airport while in a very big rush to walk the thousand. Eives an astonishing offer An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a uge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert and carry out a series of tasks along the way Intrigued Lily accepts Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre Lily must seduce a monk She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors and climb the Mountains of Heaven
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Mingmei Yip was born in China received her PhD from the University of Paris Sorbonne and held faculty appointments at the Chinese University and Baptist University in Hong Kong She's published five books in Chinese written several columns for seven major Hong Kong newspapers and has appeared on over forty TV and radio programs in Hong Kong Taiwan Mainland China and the US She immigrat