This novel is sequel to The Same Moon, and we follow Pearl in her journey and pursuit in personal and professional fulfilment. The story is told in different voices, painting a full picture of Pearl's new life in the UK, Will she find love or will she be confronted with more trials and tribulations?
Pearl meets Andrew Church, the man of her dreams and then gets a job at a UK university. Perfect or is it not so? Her senior colleague Dick Appleton does not welcome her, and when he discovers that Pearl has a secret mission, he grabs the opportunity. Having had a privileged upbringing, gone to the world-famous institution Oxford, and enjoying a wonderful lifestyle, Dick would not allow anyone, let alone Pearl, to stand in his way.
While Dick fights to protect his reputation and standing, Pearl seeks justice. How can she battle against the powerful machine behind the big men? Would reality teach Pearl a lesson that there is no perfect justice in this world? Or does the ancient Chinese belief hold true that everything happens for a reason? Is it fate or simply the trials of life?