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This writer has the gift of painting with words to make the reader able to immerse him/herself so completely as to feel, smell and visualize all that being in Japan during this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marge Holt
Don't know. Our download onto Kindle failed. Never got the book.Published 3 months ago by Mark Berfield
Being the Empress of Japan is not for the faint of heart. As with most young women who are inducted into a royal lifestyle, the demands are great and the rewards few. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lynda Hester
Vividly recalls post-war Japan; and the life of a girl to an old woman. Very well written, and I really enjoyed it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by malisa
Lovely Fairy Princess Aiko!
Aiko! My girl.
You are a princess and star.
As it is fundamental.
And responsibly at all times. Read more
A delightful read and a peak into the life of royalty. Loneliness in the midst of plenty is the theme. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Alice's Point of View
Wonderful story and so different from Reservation Road written by the same author.
Both books I have kept in my permanent library for re-reading or to share with house guests.
This is a fiction about Haruko, the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial family. It's based on the current Empress Michiko... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Tarepanda
A facinating book about Japan and the Royal family. I really got an inside look at how the Emperor and his family exist. Read morePublished 13 months ago by bookwormbug