Fifth Wife - Sun and Moon Author:Vincent Gowen "Passion and romance in Imperial Peking and a beautiful girl torn between East and West." — Torn Between Two Worlds — This is the haunting, dramatic story of a beautiful young English girl who was raised in the Chinese manner by her strangely twisted father - a handsome British aristocrat who forswore Western ways to live in original splendor in h... more »is sprawling Peking home, that was filled with the bickering of concubines, the reek of opium, the heady pleasures of the senses.
Nancy Herrick felt at ease in these exotic surroundings until the day she met rugged, blond young Englishman, to whom she was instantly and irresistibly attracted. But that was also the day her father decided to betroth her to a Chinese aristocrat.
Now a terrible decision confronted her ... which world would she choose, East or West? Would she betray her father, renounce her upbringing to follow her heart ... or would she marry in the dutiful Chinese way and condemn herself to a suffocating life of slavery to her husband's family, a life from which the only honorable escape was suicide...« less