The Garden of Perfect Brightness
The Forbidden City 1
On Sale: March 14, 2019
Featuring: Laura Biondecci; Giuseppe Castiglione; Niuhuru
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Women's Fiction Historical
The most beautiful garden in the world. The man who built
it. The woman who had to leave it.
China, 1720s. Giuseppe Castiglione, a promising and
ambitious Italian painter, is recruited by the Jesuits to
serve the Emperor of China. But his painting style is
rejected as inauspicious. Meanwhile, Niuhuru, a grey-eyed,
too-tall girl is chosen as a concubine to a minor prince and
sent to live in the Garden of Perfect Brightness, where
Giuseppe meets her when he is tasked with turning the Garden
into a wonderland for the Qianlong Emperor. But as the
Garden changes and Niuhuru is swept upwards to ever-greater
importance, is something precious being lost? And will
either of them ever be able to admit to their true feelings
for one another?
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