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The Silk Merchant's Daughter

The Silk Merchant's Daughter

  • Title: The Silk Merchant's Daughter
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  • ISBN : 9780241261163
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 400 pages


FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER S WIFE Dinah Jefferies stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds 1952, French Indochina Since her mother s death, eighteen year old half French, half Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie When Sylvie is handed control FROM THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE TEA PLANTER S WIFE Dinah Jefferies stunning new novel is a gripping, unforgettable tale of a woman torn between two worlds 1952, French Indochina Since her mother s death, eighteen year old half French, half Vietnamese Nicole has been living in the shadow of her beautiful older sister, Sylvie When Sylvie is handed control of the family silk business, Nicole is given an abandoned silk shop in the Vietnamese quarter of Hanoi But the area is teeming with militant rebels who want to end French rule, by any means possible For the first time, Nicole is awakened to the corruption of colonial rule and her own family s involvement shocks her to the core Tran, a notorious Vietnamese insurgent, seems to offer the perfect escape from her troubles, while Mark, a charming American trader, is the man she s always dreamed of But who can she trust in this world where no one is what they seem The Silk Merchant s Daughter is a captivating tale of dark secrets, sisterly rivalry and love against the odds, enchantingly set in colonial era Vietnam


Author Dinah Jefferies

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The Silk Merchant's Daughter Reviews (31)

  • In 1952 Nicole was an eighteen year old half French, half Vietnamese woman living with her French father and older sister Sylvie Nicole had always felt overshadowed by Sylvie and when Sylvie was given the family silk business to run on her own, with Nicole only receiving an old silk shop which had l [..]

  • Dinah Jeffries is fast becoming one of my new favourite historical fiction writers What makes her books so intriguing and different is her stories take place in such exotic locations Unlike a lot of popular historical fiction novels which predominantly feature Europe as their settings, Jeffries choo [..]

  • I ve enjoyed Dinah Jeffries previous books but this one didn t quite hit the mark for me in the same way The writing felt choppy and abrupt in places and I was left wondering why the previous paragraph jumped to unrelated topics on numerous occasions The setting for his book was Vietnam and I absolu [..]

  • I read Jefferies previous book The Tea Planter s Wife when it came out last year and was surprisingly captivated by it In consequence, I was really excited to read The Silk Merchant s Daughter I was, overall, sadly, quite disappointed by it It s the story of a young French Vietnamese girl, Nicole, t [..]

  • This a superb historical novel I found it full of charm, atmosphere and composed of all the elements that go into producing a cracking read Set in the 1950s French Indochina it is a story about a search for personal identity, family secrets, deception, betrayal, love and war The author is talented i [..]

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