The Gilded Fan
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Winner of the Historical Category Romantic Novel of the Year at the RNA Awards 2014.
From the author of four successful award-winning novels, this is a gorgeous historical romance and the sequel to Christina’s second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, that won The Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction award in 2011. The orphaned daughter of a Japanese Warlord is forced to flee Japan with the help of Captain Nico Noordholt but their tentative romance is threatened by secrets they both have and the English civil war. Meticulous research and well-drawn characters make this a highly enjoyable read.
Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.
The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay
How do you start a new life, leaving behind all you love? It's 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England. Midori is trained in the arts of war, but is that enough to help her survive a journey, with a lecherous crew and an attractive captain she doesn't trust? Having come to Nagasaki to trade, the last thing Captain Nico Noordholt wants is a female passenger, especially a beautiful one. How can he protect her from his crew when he can't keep his own eyes off her? During their journey, Nico and Midori form a tentative bond, but they both have secrets that can change everything. When they arrive in England, a civil war is brewing, and only by standing together can they hope to survive -
ReviewsChristina Courtenay can always be relied on to deliver a sweeping historical novel richly imbued with atmosphere, passion and intrigue and The Gilded Fan is certainly no exception. Exciting, daring and wonderfully emotional, The Gilded Fan transports readers back to the past and sweeps them up into a world of peril, danger and romance which they will never want to leave.
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Publication date7th February 2013
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