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Part travelogue, part coming-of-age story, part memoir, this book is at once entertaining, revealing and insightful.
I read Susan Jane Gilman's other books and loved them, so when I saw Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven being offered through the Vine program, I grabbed it.
Couple this with significant problems that surface with Claire takes the story from an "innocents abroad" theme to a truly gripping tale.
Well done. Will recommend it to all girlfriends who want to travel to China. Must have on Viking ship cruises.Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
One of the best books I've read lately. I was glued to the story from the start. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to travel or wishes they had traveled more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Casual Reader
Yes it's such a cliche but there it is. If not for the fact that this really happened, I would have thought it the most intense fiction novel of the year. Read morePublished 4 months ago by William W. Wright
Loved all the parts of China and Hong. Very informative and kept me wondering what was next. Truly enjoyed resdingPublished 5 months ago by CLAUDETTE GRAVIER
This is not the lighthearted romp around the world by two young women that I expected. Instead I found myself sharing the anxiety of the author as things go terribly wrong with... Read morePublished 5 months ago by dcmaddux
I feel as though these young girls are so real. Following their adventures was like living it myself. Read morePublished 6 months ago by connie
I really enjoyed most of this book, but was let down by the ending. It just kind of ended, as if the author ran out of steam and just wanted to be done with the book.Published 6 months ago by Mary Beth Kamnetz
When I read the words ‘China’ and ‘travelogue’ together, I instantly gravitate towards it. And the events in this book take place in 1986 when China was only recently open for... Read morePublished 7 months ago by BooksatVioletCrush