During the past week I have read:The Olive Farm by Carol Drinkwater (click title for review)
I am currently reading (and about to finish):
Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
Next up is:
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See
In 1937 Shanghai- the Paris of Asia- twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree- until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away all their wealth and that to repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have arrived from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japenese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countriside to the shores of America. Though inseperable best friends, the sisters also harbour petty jealousies and rivalries. Along the way they make terrible sacrifices, face impossible choices, and confront a devestating, life-changing secret, but through it all the two heroines of this astounding new novel hold fast to who they are- Shanghai girls.