While the story appears to be about 19th century China--and, it is--to me it was really about the way we women are by times our greatest support systems and by times our worst adversaries: the author has given voice to a group of women who were not allowed one, and at the same time showed us who we are collectively. Beautiful and unwavering in its own truth.
I really did like this book. I think I will actually miss Beautiful Moon and Lady Lu. The narrator did a good job. I can't wait to read more by Lisa See.
A window into the culture of 1700's China and the importance of relationships between women. This book is captivating to the last page, a testament to good writing.
This book was just OK. The narrator went a bit over the top and it was difficult to like any of the characters. There were parts that were interesting because I learned a lot about the role of women during that time, but the story itself wasn't great.