Lovely historical fiction
I love learning about and reading about different cultures, so this was a great book for me. I also love the show 90 Day Fiance, and this book was that but in a historical setting and context. Someone in my family married a woman from the Philippines after only meeting her once for a short time. I never had an issue with that, but others in my family did. I hope to share this book with them so they may be able to more accepting. I enjoyed both Willow and Pearl's stories equally, showing how different upbringings and backgrounds can affect ones mindset. Some of the circumstances that took place in the book were heartbreaking, even more so as this was a well researched, carefully planned novel I think. But the situations were treated with care and made you really feel for and connect with the the characters. I'll be looking for more books like this.