As a person who loves reading historical fiction, this book was definitely for me. I already knew about mail-order brides,but I knew nothing about picture brides— women in Korea that would marry men in Hawaii based off their pictures of each other.
This book mainly followed the story of Willow, a poor girl from a Korean Village. It didn’t just talk about Willow’s marriage; the book also talked about the struggles of Korean and other Asian immigrants to Hawaii. All throughout the book it seemed like Willow was constantly struggling and having to work super tiring jobs so she could make it.
The book also talked about the Japanese takeover of Korea and the fight for independence from Japan.
Overall, I thought the plot of the book was great. The writing style was super easy to understand even though the book was translated to English. All in all, it was a great book.