The China Bride

The China Bride - Mary Jo Putney The China Bride (The Bride Trilogy #2)by Mary Jo Putney

Born to a Scottish father and now living in China, Troth Montgomery grew up speaking several languages and thinking of faraway England as home. Enduring life as a concubine, she never imagined that one day she would leave the Orient, arriving in bitter winter at the estate of a stranger--the brother of the man who had briefly been her husband. Kyle Renbourne, Viscount of Maxwell, had taken Troth as his bride shortly before his apparent execution in a Chinese prison. Now, as his widow, she is entitled to the home she always dreamed of but remains haunted by the memory of a dashing husband and the brief, forbidden love they shared.
Then Kyle seemingly returns from the dead. Though he has survived, his mind and body are badly wounded. He needs time to heal and retreats from the exotic wife he barely knows. Bitterly aware that she will never be a fitting English wife, Troth defiantly embraces her foreign traditions, hoping that the ancient arts of her ancestors will restore Kyle's spirit and her own battered heart. Together they embark on a miraculous journey of hope and faith as Kyle becomes enchanted with the intimate tranquility he shares with his bewitching Troth. But before he can win back his China bride, Kyle must first face a deadly menace that has followed them halfway across the world.

My Review:
The China Bride was totally cute - it was like a Mulan type theme the whole pretending to be a boy and taking on the male fighter role but it was fantastic getting to see the tough as nails chick despite her fragility that won me over. I love that women aren't all just fluff and stuff that they can hold their own and stand with their man and beside him without being over powered or over shadowed by his greatness. Its fantastic.

My Rating:
5 Stars

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