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If Looks Could Kill iAs much as I enjoy reading about Chinese culture this book was disappointing The main characters Lily Lin who Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse isn her late 20s She received a letter from a lawyer stating that a long lost aunt wants to give her 3 million dollars f she travels to China along the Silk Road and complete some very odd tasks along the way Once completed she will get the money I ended up
really liking Lily because I couldnt believe she would even do some of these tasks The book to me so far fetched and there was very little culture I felt the book was a littl This book was truly horrible I have long been fascinated by China and her culture so this book was mmediately nteresting to me I was looking forward to a tale of China s past merged with her future "all tied n with a young woman s "tied Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, in with a young woman s for an aunt she did not know existedLilly Lins seemingly alone Jesus in the world Her parents are dead and shes living n New York and trying to write a novel Lilly s having an affair with a York and trying to write a novel Lilly Enchanted Heart is having an affair with a man and working as a waitressn a Chinese restaurant when she receives a mysterious letter from a lawyer If she agrees to the terms set forth by this unknown aunt she will find In this richly maginative novel Mingmei Yip author of Peach Blossom Pavilion and Petals From the Sky follows one woman's daunting journey along China's fabled Silk RoadAs a girl growing up n Hong Kong Lily Lin was captivated by photographs of the desert Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, its long lonely vistas and shifting sand dunes Now livingn New York Lily s struggling to finish her graduate degree when she rec. .
not really liking Lily because I couldnt believe she would even do some of these tasks The book to me
That left me with two people who I really just didn t care about not good when they are the two main characters n the storyIt did have one whopper of an ending though one I did not see coming There Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, is something to be said for that The descriptions of place are very evocative and I know would love to see the deserts of China Where to begin I grabbed this book at the Honolulu airport whilen a very big rush to walk the thousand miles to our gate I admit that I totally judged a book by ts cover and thought about how typically love all novels that how I typically love all novels that some sort of Asian history This book was well awful And yet I still made myself finish t even though I have decided after making myself finish The Corrections that I am a grownup and as such I don t have "TO COMPLETE BOOKS I DON T WANT TO HOWEVER "complete books I don t want to However I had nothing else to read on the five hour flight home I got about 170 pages n and really wanted to know who the hell her aunt Mindy Madison turned out to be So not worth Cataclysm it I lost hours of my life on this one And the gratuitous sex scenes that were too freuently placed on the pages Total contrived garbage Seriouslydon t waste your time Sorry Mingmei Yip. O gather a rare herb At Xian her first stop Lily meets Alex a young American with whom she forms a powerful connection And soon she faces revelations that will redefine her past her destiny and the shocking truth behind her aunt's motivations Powerful and elouent Song of the Silk Roads a captivating story of self discovery resonant with the mysteries of ts haunting exotic landscape. .
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Erself enriched by three million s a "lot of and Lilly could sure use t but the terms are very unsettling Does she really "of money and Lilly could sure use t but the terms are very unsettling Does she really the money THAT badly More Le Collectionneur importantly whos this aunt she know nothing about Lilly meets with the lawyer and Snapped 2 is given a down payment on the final payout and sets forth on her journey to the Silk Roadn China but what she finds and what she learns s not at all what she was expectingWhat I found and what I learned was not WHAT I WAS EXPECTING EITHER I I was expecting either I to be enchanted with this book and I wasn t Lilly just wasn t likable enough for me She seemed to be very self centered and motivated by all the wrong reasons She made horrible horrible decisions regarding men and laid the blame everywhere but where t belonged at her feet I really just wanted to slap her I often have problems with books when the heroine Diana Ross is so unpleasant but Gone with the Winds one of my all time favorite books and Scarlett O Hara A Killers Touch is one of the most unappealing heroinesn literary history So that tells me that character faults can be overcome In this book that didn t happen for me The hero was not a character that I cared much for either so. Eives an astonishing offer An aunt she never knew existed will pay Lily a huge sum to travel across China's desolate Taklamakan Desert and carry out a series of tasks along the way Intrigued Lily accepts Her assignments range from the dangerous to the bizarre Lily must seduce a monk She must scrape a piece of clay from the famous Terracotta Warriors and climb the Mountains of Heaven ,