Book Read The Secret Mandarin by Sara Sheridan

Book Read The Secret Mandarin by Sara Sheridan

The Secret Mandarin

A disgraced woman A faraway land A forbidden love An unforgettable tale set in Victorian London and 1840s China from a shining, young historical talent.Desperate to shield her from scandal, Mary s brother in law, the ambitious botanist Robert Fortune, forces her to accompany him on a mission to China to steal tea plants for the East India Company But Robert conceals his A disgraced woman A faraway land A forbidden love An unforgettable tale set in Victorian London and 1840s China from a shining, young historical talent.Desperate to shield her from scandal, Mary s brother in law, the ambitious botanist Robert Fortune, forces her to accompany him on a mission to China to steal tea plants for the East India Company But Robert conceals his secret motives to spy for the British forces, newly victorious in the recent Opium War.His task is both difficult and dangerous the British are still regarded as enemies by the Chinese and exporting tea bushes carries the death sentence In these harsh conditions Mary grieves for her London life and the baby she has been forced to leave behind, while her fury at Robert intensifies.As their quest becomes increasingly treacherous, Robert and Mary disguise themselves as a mandarin and man servant Thousands of miles from everything familiar, Mary revels in her new freedom and the Chinese way of life and when danger strikes, finds unexpected reserves of courage.The Secret Mandarin is an unforgettable story of love, fortitude and recklessness of a strong woman determined to make it in a man s world and a man who will stop at nothing to fulfil his desires

Title : The Secret Mandarin
Author :  Sara Sheridan
Language : English
Isbn : 1847561896
Format : Paperback
Pages : 375 pages

Rating: 4.3

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