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Winner of the Big Red Reads Historical Fiction Award 2011.
Following on from the success of her first novel Trade Winds (which we featured) The Scarlet Kimono is another beautifully written, historically accurate story with a real romance at its heart.
Hannah Marston is a head strong girl who stows away on a ship bound for 17th-centrury Japan. While the journey on board is seemingly endurance enough, things take a turn for the worse after she is abducted by samurai warriors. But can fear turn to love?
England, 1611, and young Hannah Marston envies her brother's adventurous life. But when she stows away on a merchant ship, her powers of endurance are stretched to their limit. Then they reach Japan and all her suffering seems worthwhile - until she is abducted by Taro Kumashiro's warriors. In the far north of the country, warlord Kumashiro is intrigued to learn more about the girl who he has been warned about by a seer. There's a clash of cultures and wills, but they're also fighting an instant attraction to each other. With her brother desperate to find her and the jealous Lady Reiko equally desperate to kill her, Hannah faces the greatest adventure of her life. And Kumashiro has to choose between love and compromising his honour -
Closing date: 30/06/2019
Since launching back in 2009 Choc Lit has received some impressive quotes for their publishing efforts and for the authors, including:
“I've been consistently impressed by the standard of the
books they publish”.
‘Impressively accomplished’ Single Titles
‘If Turning the Tide and Trade Winds are anything to go by, I can see myself going through their entire selection box’ The Nut Press
‘a good book to snuggle up inside with’ News of the World
Publication date: 01/03/2011
Publisher: Choc Lit
|Publication date:||1st March 2011|
|Genres:||Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,|
Christina Courtenay lives in Herefordshire and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East. Christina is vice chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association. In 2011, Christina’s first novel Trade Winds (September 2010) was short listed for The Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, won the Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction Award. In 2012, Highland Storms (November 2011) ...More About Christina Courtenay