Many believe that those who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red thread. If that is so, the fates of Chai and Josi are weaved together and tied with a knot that cannot be broken.
Chai has been the self-appointed protector of her best friend, Josi, since their toddler days. Their lives are as far from extravagant as can be imagined - but they don’t need material things to be content. Their carefree childhood comes to a screeching halt when they are snatched together and sold as house help, and possible future brides, to a family far away.
This novel chronicles the girls’ struggle to adjust to their harsh new realities once the comforts and security of their old lives are stripped away. While Josi and others around them in the same situation have reluctantly accepted their new roles, Chai’s warrior spirit cannot be broken. She remains strong and refuses to give up hope of finding a way home.
Due to the infamous gender imbalance in China, thousands of females are trafficked every year to be sold as brides in remote villages and cities. Because of the lack of family resources, and the minimal efforts of the government to break up these criminal rings, many of the girls are never heard from again. Follow this story to find out what happens when despite one father’s lack of allies or money, he refuses to allow anyone to disrupt his quest to find his daughter.
©2012 Kay Bratt (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Yes. I enjoyed both the book and the performance, and will definitely pick up more Kay Bratt books.
This book tells the story of Chai and Josi, two childhood friends who are kidnapped as daughters-in-law in training. It touches on aspects of Chinese culture, family disunity, and friendship and love.
Chai, for being so determined despite her culture.
her pronunciations of Chinese words sounded excellent! I don't know if another narrator could have done as well.
The story of Josi and Tao
I thought the ending was a bit too syrupy, even though parts of it were incredibly painful. This is why I gave the book 4 stars. However, this book is a powerful tome about shrewdness, self-sacrifice, and never giving up.
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