Saturday, April 30, 2022

Peach Blossom Spring

 

Author: Melissa Fu

Publisher: Little Brown

Year: 2022

🌺 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰🌺 

Peach Blossom Spring is sweeping multi generational story that spans decades. It is the story of family, love, perseverance, and determination. 

The novel begins in a China as Meilin and her young son flee their home along with her brother in law and his family as the Japanese army advances into China during WWII. This begins their treacherous journey to find someplace safe. 

After the war, Meilin and her son Renshu are forced to flee to Taiwan when civil war breaks out in China. Meilin’s perseverance and hard work enable her to achieve her goal of a stable life and a good education for Renshu. Renshu graduates from college and gets accepted into a master’s degree program in the U.S. With his uncle’s help, he sets off for his new life in America. But life in America presents it’s own perils. 

This is an exquisitely written story of survival and dreams. Meilin is a wonderful main character. I loved that she always had a fable to tell Renshu especially when times were difficult. 

If you’re looking for an epic historical fiction tale that is not Europe-centric, pick this one up. You won’t be disappointed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Glad I read this with @thereadingteapot and @rjs.readingnook. Can’t wait to chat with them about it! 

QOTD: are you looking forward to anything special in May? 

My daughter and my daughter in law both have May birthdays. They were born on the same day but a year apart. 

#peachblossomspring #melissafu #littlebrown #china #taiwan #wwii #historicalfiction #multigenerational #familydrama #war #survival #bookstagram #booksta #kindle #buddyread 

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