Sunday, April 10, 2011

Song of the Silk Road by Mingmei Yip Review & Giveaway


Song of the Silk Road is a novel of finding who you are and all of the avenues open to you.  Lily Lin, a writer and waitress, is shocked when a letter arrives stating the has inherited three million dollars, if she meets the stipulations. Lily finds this hard to believe, considering she had to scrape the money together to bury both of her parents and also because she has never heard of this aunt, Mindy Madison.

But eventually the lawyer tracks down Lily in person and she decides to try and meet the terms of Mindy's will - one thousand miles on the Silk Road in China, the same route Mindy took and doing the same things that Mindy did. Some of the things that Lily has to do are really bizarre, and all along the journey, a young man called Alex, whom she refused to travel with, keeps popping up at different opportune times.

The background painted by Yip is beautiful and mesmerizing.  So many traditions in China that will really keep your attention.  Lily's trip is a journey of the heart, one where she begins to know herself  and that of her parents.  Lily is a very likable character and the writing is poignant and really captures the readers attention.  The difference between China and New York is very prominent and really lends credence to the story.  Filled with adventure, romance, suspense and deft, capable writing, Song of the Silk Road is an evocative read!

Book Trailer

http://www.mingmeiyip.com/

GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win their own copy of Song of the Silk Road

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USA Only. Contest ends April 27th.  Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected via randomizer.org.  Prize shipped direct from sponsor.  I received a copy of Song of the Silk Road to faciliate this review.  All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.


47 comments:

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