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Harlequin Historical #1094: My Fair Concubine

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Publisher Comments:

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 realizes she's the answer to his problems. He has to deliver the emperor a "princess." In two months can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman? 

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

Review:

"Lin (The Dragon and the Pearl) combines wit, seduction, skill, and intelligence in a tantalizing take on 'My Fair Lady.' In ninth-century China, Fei Long is a soldier from a noble family whose sister, Pearl, runs away with her lover to avoid becoming an alliance bride. After Fei Long gives his sister all of his money and allows her to escape, he meets the orphan Yan Ling, who begs him for help. He proposes a plan to substitute her for Pearl to maintain his family's wealth and honor. As Fei Long and his friends undertake the magnificent transformation of the unlearned and outspoken servant into a well-bred noblewoman, fooling even the suspicious Inspector Tong, the teacher and the pupil soon fall in love — jeopardizing the whole scheme. Readers will enjoy the classic tale's new trappings as well as being educated by Yan Ling's lessons in Tang Dynasty etiquette, politics, and economics. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

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 realizes she's the answer to his problems. He has to deliver the emperor a "princess." In two months can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman?

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….

About the Author

Jeannie Lin grew up fascinated with stories of Western fantasy and Eastern martial arts adventures. She started writing her first romance while working as a high school science teacher in South Central L.A. After four years of trying to break into publishing, her  Asian-set historical, Butterfly Swords, won the 2009 Golden Heart and sold to Harlequin Mills & Boon. She continues to write historical romances set in the Tang Dynasty.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780373296941
Publisher:
Harlequin
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Author:
Lin, Jeannie
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1094
Publication Date:
20120522
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.62 x 4.21 x 0.76 in 4.9 oz

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Fiction and Poetry » Romance » Historical

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Product details 288 pages Harlequin - English 9780373296941 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Lin (The Dragon and the Pearl) combines wit, seduction, skill, and intelligence in a tantalizing take on 'My Fair Lady.' In ninth-century China, Fei Long is a soldier from a noble family whose sister, Pearl, runs away with her lover to avoid becoming an alliance bride. After Fei Long gives his sister all of his money and allows her to escape, he meets the orphan Yan Ling, who begs him for help. He proposes a plan to substitute her for Pearl to maintain his family's wealth and honor. As Fei Long and his friends undertake the magnificent transformation of the unlearned and outspoken servant into a well-bred noblewoman, fooling even the suspicious Inspector Tong, the teacher and the pupil soon fall in love — jeopardizing the whole scheme. Readers will enjoy the classic tale's new trappings as well as being educated by Yan Ling's lessons in Tang Dynasty etiquette, politics, and economics. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , 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 realizes she's the answer to his problems. He has to deliver the emperor a "princess." In two months can he train a tea girl to pass as a noblewoman?

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….

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