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Book Review of The Girl Who Wrote in Silk

The Girl Who Wrote in Silk
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After reading Kelli Estes' book Today We Go Home, I checked to find any others she'd written. The Girl Who Wrote in Silk is a story of fear, hatred, secrets and love. Written in two time periods - present day and late 1800's - Washington State. During the time of the Chinese Exclusion Act - which I had never heard of. Mei Lin and her family, along with all the Chinese living in the Seattle region, and forced from their homes and loaded onto a steamer heading back to China. Or so they were told. What they encounter is unspeakable - forever changing lives. But a family's secret links the former to the present and past enemies into new loves. Great historical fiction!