Published in 2007, by acclaimed author Lisa See, ‘Peony in Love,’ is both the heartbreaking and touching story of a young girl named Peony living in seventeenth century China.
The novel begins when Peony and her family are in the midst of celebrating her betrothal and upcoming marriage to a man she has not met.
As part of the celebration her father hosts a production of The Peony Pavilion, a tale of all in composing love that causes it’s heroine to suffer a young death.
Overcome by the beauty of the play, a sequestered Peony steps out into the garden and finds herself in the company of a young man.
Knowing that it is wrong Peony cannot help but feel attracted to this man, especially after discussing The Peony Pavilion.
Distraught that her brief brush with love is over, and that she marries, Peony immerses herself in the rich tale of The Peony Pavilion.
Overcome by the emotion of her favorite tale, Peony soon lets herself forget all else, and thus begins a journey that transcends death, and subsequently tells of love, sadness, destiny, and desire.
Full of beautiful prose, rich period history, sorrow, love, and transcendence makes, ‘Peony in Love,’ a bittersweet, and captivating tale.
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