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The jade lioness

Courtenay, Christina2015
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Nagasaki, 1648. Temperance Marston longs to escape war-torn England and explore the exotic empire of Japan. When offered the chance to accompany her cousin and Captain Noordholt on a trading expedition to Nagasaki, she jumps at the opportunity. However, she soon finds the country's strict laws for foreigners curtail her freedom. On a dangerous and foolhardy venture she meets Kazuo, a ronin. Kazuo is fascinated by her blonde hair and blue eyes, but he has a mission to complete and he cannot be distracted. Long ago, his father was accused of a crime he didn't commit -- stealing a valuable jade lioness ornament from the Shogun -- and Kazuo must restore his family's honour. But when Temperance is kidnapped and sold as a concubine, he has to make a decision, can he save her and keep the promise he made to his father?
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The jade lioness / Christina Courtenay.
Camberley, Surrey Choc Lit, 2015.©2015.
342 pages ; 20 cm.
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