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The Gilded Fan (Choc Lit) (Kumashiro sries Book 2) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Christina Courtenay

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How do you start a new life, leaving behind all you love?
It’s 1641, and when Midori Kumashiro, the orphaned daughter of a warlord, is told she has to leave Japan or die, she has no choice but to flee to England. Midori is trained in the arts of war, but is that enough to help her survive a journey, with a lecherous crew and an attractive captain she doesn’t trust?

Having come to Nagasaki to trade, the last thing Captain Nico Noordholt wants is a female passenger, especially a beautiful one. How can he protect her from his crew when he can’t keep his own eyes off her?

During their journey, Nico and Midori form a tentative bond, but they both have secrets that can change everything. When they arrive in England, a civil war is brewing, and only by standing together can they hope to survive…

Winner of the 2014 Best Historical Novel of the Year Award.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 400 pages
  • Editeur : Choc Lit (31 mai 2014)
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  • Langue : Anglais
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Thrilling Historical Romance 4 mars 2013
Par Lincs Reader - Publié sur Amazon.com
The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay was published by Choc Lit at the beginning of February this year. This is Christina Courteney's fifth novel and although it is a sequel to her second novel, The Scarlet Kimono, it is easily read as a stand-alone novel. In fact, The Gilded Fan is the first of Courteney's books that I've read, but I will most certainly be on the look out for her earlier novels if this is anything to go by.

Historical fiction is not usually my first choice of genre, and I'll admit that when I realised that The Gilded Fan was set in the 1600s, and in China, I was pretty dubious as to whether I would enjoy it. I really shouldn't have worried, the writing is so accessible, not in the least bit dry and old-fashioned - it's a really fast moving and exciting story.

Beginning in 1641 in China, the reader is introduced to Midori Kumashiro, the daughter of a Japanese warlord and his English wife. Midori's parents are both now dead and the new Shogun has declared that all residents of foreign extract must leave or die. Midori hates the thought of leaving her homeland, the place where she had a happy and loving life, but realises that she has no alternative. Her step-brother risks his own life to enable her to get a passage to Amsterdam on a cargo ship.

Nico Noordholt is the captain of the ship and the last thing he wants or needs is a solitary female passenger on board his ship, amongst his crew for months on end. Despite this, Midori shows courage and cunning when dealing with him and before Nico knows it, he has a passenger.

The story then follows Nico and Midori's journey to Europe, but not before Midori has to fight for her life after being captured by the Shogun's forces. The journey takes many months and Midori faces many dangers throughout.

The Gilded Fan is steeped in history; from China, to Amsterdam and finishing with the Civil War fought between the Royalists and the Parliament in the South of England. Christina Courteney has obviously researched her subject very well and has produced a story that both informs and excites the reader. Midori and Nico are wonderful lead characters. Midori's strength and beliefs inform her actions, she is a strong-minded, and fair person whose passion sometimes allows her to get carried away. Nico is something of an enigma, often surly but always loyal, he struggles to stop his heart ruling his heart.

The clash of different cultures is highlighted when Midori reaches England, and finds that her family are Puritans - they wear no bright colours, own nothing that could be considered pretty and live a very simple and quite frugal life. Midori has been brought up with beautiful silks, servants and good food. She is a trained warrier and has a mind of her own. Her internal struggle to be accepted by her new family whilst remaining loyal to the memory of her parents often causes her a lot of pain and grief.

I have been very impressed by The Gilded Fan, the historical detail is stunning, and Courteney has a real skill in transporting the reader back. Her characters are colourful and realistic, often troubled and flawed, but realistic and honest.
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Well-researched but Overlong 20 avril 2013
Par Rachel Anne Calabia - Publié sur Amazon.com
Midori Kumashiro is the daughter of a runaway English girl and a Japanese daimyo. Her mixed heritage and her green eyes, however, are only liabilities when the shogun declares Christianity illegal. It doesn't matter if Midori is keener to practice her father's sword moves than her mother's religion--Midori must flee for her life. With her half-brother's help, Midori finds passage on a Dutch cargo ship.

Newly-made Captain Nico Noordholt is attracted to the only female passenger on his vessel--unfortunately, she arouses less than chivalrous feelings in his crew, too. Captain Nico is forced to repeatedly protect Midori from all unwanted sexual advances, and this includes suppressing his own impulses.

Dense with historical minutiae, Courtenay manages to shift her story deftly from Edo-era Japan to Puritan England. While some of the later chapters feel overlong, The Gilded Fan is still an above-average read due to all the research that went into it. Unlike other romance novels, this book is brave enough to dabble with themes of religious intolerance and hypocrisy. The Gilded Fan is literally a trip around the world--although some readers might not want to stay on board for the entire journey.

(This piece previously appeared in the San Francisco Book Review.)
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Authentic romantic escapism 24 février 2013
Par Beadyjan - Publié sur Amazon.com
This is the ultimate escapism novel, historic with well informed careful research, scenes delicately painted with beautiful words, romance and lovely well rounded characters who are a delight to spend time with.

The story begins in Japan with the orphaned heroine Midori, daughter of a Samurai warrior and an English woman, discovering her life is in imminent danger; her half brother helps secure her a passage on a merchant ship captained by Dutchman Nico Noordholt, and she sets sail for Amsterdam, intending to continue to England to throw herself on the mercy of her late mothers family in Plymouth. Although in many ways she has led a sheltered life and had a privileged upbringing, her training in sword fighting and self defense seem as though they may be put to good use when she finds herself the only female on board a ship with a crew of over 100 raucous seamen deprived of female company and Captain Nico begins to regret his decision to allow such an attractive young woman to disrupt his ship and finds she is on his mind far more than he imagined any woman would ever be.

The journey is fraught with danger and mishaps but Midori finds loyal friendship on board in unlikely places. Her arrival in England is no less eventful when she discovers secrets about her mothers family and struggles to adapt to their rigid Puritan way of life after the bountiful life filled with lavish colourful treasures and beauty which she has left behind. Civil war threatens to destroy her new found family and the fragile peace of mind in the new life she is trying to build.

Threaded through the story like a colourful thread running through a silk kimono is the attraction between Midori and Nico who seems destined to keep turning up.

It would enhance the story if you were to read The Scarlet Kimono first as its is the prequel, bit it works equally as well as a stand alone novel so don't let that put you off.

A lovely, well written and charming historical romance of the consistently exceptionally high standard I have come to know and expect from Choc-Lit books. Very highly recommended if you like spirited heroines, mouth watering heroes, gritty historical descriptions and tender romance rolled into a page turning package to take you away from your humdrum life for a few hours.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Dejima to Portsmouth 4 janvier 2015
Par TripFiction - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This delightful story opens in Japan in the early 1640s where the Emperor is purging anyone of mixed race. Midori, daughter of a daimyô, whose mother, Hannah is British, is forced to consider her own safety. In order to save her own life she has to flee the country. To that end she gets herself aboard the ship, the Zwarte Zwaan, heading for Amsterdam, with the help of her half brother Ichiro (full blooded Japanese and therefore not under threat of execution).

Nagasaki and the island of Dejima, to which the foreign traders are confined, is superbly brought to life, as is life and its hardships on board ship. Captain Nico steers the vessel towards Amsterdam, with a brief stopover in Batavia (Jakarta today). More than half a year later the ship docks in Holland, where Midori spends time getting to know Nico a little better, but the two proud people confound each other in their attempts to get closer - the colour and bustle of Amsterdam as an important trading post for the Dutch East Indies is beautifully brought to life.

And then on to Plymouth, at its most grey and dour, where Midori's English family is based. From the colour and delight of the other places, the writing now evokes the greyness of this city at the time of the brewing Civil War. Midori's family turns out to be strictly puritanical, and this is where the book struggles to keep up the previous exciting momentum - reflecting the parsimonious rhythm of life, the chesseparing and the strictures of everyday life. The writing at this juncture feels like the pottage that graces the dinner table, monochromatic and a little hard to digest. But overall an engrossing read that just transports you back in time and place
5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Gilded Fan by Christina Courtenay 13 avril 2013
Par Rosemary Morris - Publié sur Amazon.com
Midori Kumashiro loved her Japanese father, who trained her to be submissive toward her elders, to wield swords and to be loyal to her clan. In 1641 the Shogun ordered all Christians to be killed. Suspected of being a Christian, Midori's half-brother arranges for her to sail to England in the care of Nico, the captain of a merchant ship. During the voyage Midori and Nico are strongly attracted to each other, but must separate after Midori reaches her English mother's Puritan family in Plymouth. While practicing her father's religion in secret - asking her dead parents' spirits to help her - Midori tries her best to adapt to her new life but finds it very difficult, particularly during the years of the Civil War.

I really enjoyed The Gilded Fan which swept me into Midori's culture, and recreated Amsterdam and Plymouth in which Midori and Nico lived.

This well-written novel is the second which shares Christina Courtenay's knowledge of Japan, (the first was the excellent novel, The Red Kimono). I hope a third will follow.

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