I fell into this magical story and hated to leave it. With each turn of the page, more magic and mysticism unfolds. Not to mention the endearing family you come to know. I was extremely impressed with this book. It's not easy to weave a new fairy tale and make it seem like a time worn story, but that's exactly what this author did. I felt like I was reading a tale penned long ago that is now a classic. And although it is described as a fairy tale, that doesn't really do it justice at all because it is so much more. I felt every smile, every tear, every fear and every heartache that this wonderful little family went through. And at the end of it all, I felt so much a part of the family, that I hated to close the book on the last page.

There's just something about Asian culture and the way their stories unfold that is as wondrous and magical as this book was. I sincerely hope this author continues to pen more stories of these intriguing and drama rich people.

***I received a copy of this book through LibraryThing's Early Reviewers Program. My review is strictly voluntary.

Donna Thompson  Goodreads  5 stars