Captive Bride



San Francisco, 1870Huiann arrives in America expecting to be wed to a wealthy businessman She no sooner disembarks from the ship than she realizes Xie is not looking for a bride Huiann is worth to him as a high end prostitute Though her fate is better than that of other Chinese women forced into the sex trade, she has no intention of waiting for Xie to sell her virginity to the highest bidder At the first opportunity, she escapes and disappears into the city.When a beautiful woman takes refuge in his store, Alan s life changes forever He s spent the last five years trying to forget the horrors of war, and had almost given up hope of finding love He hires Huiann as his housekeeper, and though they can only communicate through signs and sketches, they quickly form a bond that transcends the need for words.But Xie is determined to recover his property, and love may not be enough to protect Huiann from his vengeance.75,600 words Read Captive Bride by Bonnie Dee – firstchance10k.co.ukCaptive Bride

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  • ebook
  • 292 pages
  • Captive Bride
  • Bonnie Dee
  • English
  • 25 September 2017
  • 1426891202

10 thoughts on “Captive Bride

  1. says:

    3.5 unique, romantic, sexy starsBonnie Dee writes some impressive historical romances, if for no other reason than they are unique She takes the same old storylines and gives them a twist which makes them distinctive and definitely interesting DescriptionSan Francisco, 1870Huiann arrives in America expecting to be wed to a wealthy businessman She no sooner disembarks from the ship than she realizes Xie is not looking for a bride Huiann is worthto him as a high end prostitute Tho 3.5 unique, romantic, sexy...

  2. says:

    First off, can I say how much I love the cover of this book It s not only beautiful but it fits the story too That s quite a rare treat in today s crazy publishing world, LOL.This was my second read by Ms Dee and it was another winner I m not familiar with her backlist but I definitely plan to be so I don t know if this is her niche in writing, but I loved how she wasn t afraid of tackling controversial subjects in the two books I ve read So refreshing Captive Bride takes place in San First off, can I say how much I love the cover of this book It s not only beautiful but it fits the story too That s quite a rare treat in today s crazy publishing world, LOL.This was my second read by Ms Dee and it was another winner I m not familiar with her backlist but I definitely plan to be so I don t know if this is her niche in writing, but I loved how she wasn t afraid of tackling controversial subjects in the two books I ve read So refreshing Captive Bride takes place in San Francisco, 1870 which is an unusual setting in Romancelandia Just so you get a better understanding of that time and place, here s an excerpt of the Author s NoteIn 1867 the Pacific Mail Steamship Company began regularly scheduled runs between Hong Kong and San Francisco Between 1870 and 1883 an average of 12,000 Chinese were arriving in San Francisco each year.In 1870 California passed a law against the importation of Chinese, Japanese and Mongolian women for the purp...

  3. says:

    4.5 starsHuiann comes to America believing she is to marry Xie, a rich Chinese businessman However, she soon finds out that Xie plans to use her as a high class prostitute rather than his wife Huiann manages to escape and hides inside a shop which is run by Alan Sommers, a war veteran and aspiring politician Alan takes the young woman under his care and asks her to become his housekeeper Not left with any options Huiann accepts Huiann and Alan have to use sign language to communicate, since 4.5 starsHuiann comes to America believing she is to marry Xie, a rich Chinese businessman However, she soon finds out that Xie plans to use her as a high class prostitute rather than his wife Huiann manages to escape and hides inside a shop which is run by Alan Sommers, a war veteran and aspiring politician Alan takes the young woman under his care and asks her to become his housekeeper Not left with any options Huiann accepts Huiann and Alan have to use sign language to communicate, since neither of them speaks the other s language Soon Huiann realizes that she can trust Alan to care for her and protect her, while Alan comes to admire her strength and optimism At the same time their attraction becomes stronger every day but Alan is too much of a gentleman to take advantage of his housekeeper until finally their feelings overwhelm them both But Xie seems not to have forgotten Huiann so they can t be happy while his threa...

  4. says:

    I started off liking this book and the characters, but that quickly fell away once I got past the halfway point The one thing I liked about the book in the beginning was that I was glad the author didn t feel the need for shock value She could ve made Huiann s week long captivity brutal, even without rape, but she didn t However, in the second half of the book, view spoiler when she s taken captive again, the author felt the need to include whipping, humiliation, sexual assault and near rap I started off liking this book and the characters, but that quickly fell away once I got past...

  5. says:

    Bonnie Dee is a rising author, whose work is always new and fresh, from a different and new perspective and for me Captive Bride captures this perfectly With a setting unknown and sometimes forgotten in America history and not one of the brightest spots in US history Dee brings it to vivid color with her writing voice, with the ability not to point fingers but give it to the reader in brass facts The journey of Huiann who arrives in america thinking she was to be a bride, but really going Bonnie Dee is a rising author, whose work is always new and fresh, from a different and new perspective and for me Captive Bride captures this perfectly With a setting unknown and sometimes forgotten in America history and not one of the brightest spots in US history Dee brings it to vivid color with her writing voice, with the ability not to point fingers but give it to the reader in brass facts The journey of Huiann who arrives in america thinking she was to be a bride, but really going to be forced into the sex trade keeping her head, Huiann waits for the moment to run and with luck or fate ends up in the arms of Alan a shop keeper trying to live through the nightmares of war and trying to make a better place for a city with a hovering black cloud over it Dee does this remarkable communication between Alan and Huiann Through drawings ...

  6. says:

    There are times when I think that I might be a bit too generous with five star reviews, but then there are other times when five stars doesn t seem nearly enough to express just how much a particular work moved me I know that AAR uses desert isle keepers and as I m in the Pacific Northwest, I think I ll call it a monsoon must Bonnie Dee earned every point of this five star review with an emotional tale of forbidden longing and loneliness It s 1870 and Huiann has come to San Fransisco from There are times when I think that I might be a bit too generous with five star reviews, but then there are other times when five stars doesn t seem nearly enough to express just how much a particular work moved me ...

  7. says:

    Good story Huiann is a young Chinese woman whose parents strike a deal with a rich American merchant They think Huiann is going to America to be the man s wife. but upon reaching San Fran, Huiann discovers she s to be a whore.She escapes straight into the arms of Alan, a white man with a small store and big political aspirations I liked this part I liked how Alan and Huiann find ways to communicate with each other and tell each other stories even though they speak different languages There Good story Huiann is a young Chinese woman whose parents strike a deal with a rich American merchant They think Huiann is going to America to be the man s wife. but upon reaching San Fran, Huiann discovers she s to be a whore.She escapes straight into the arms of Alan, a white man with a small store and big political aspirations I liked this part I liked how Alan and Huiann find ways to communicate with each other and tell each other stories even though they speak different languages There was something very touching about all of this Well, the inevitable happens They fall in love and get that stirring in their loin...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here My review contains spoilers and they re mostly my thoughts as I went with the bookLet me tell you the first and foremost, I loved Alan I simply adored him and I m going to gush about it throughout my review He was so sweet from the beginning, I knew I m gonna like him very much but boy as the story progressed, I fell in love Huiann, you might have to scooch over dear p And, Bonnie Dee s stories do have something so earthy and special about them, from Bone Deep to A Hearing Heart and no My review contains spoilers and they re mostly my thoughts as I went with the bookLet me tell you the first and foremos...

  9. says:

    Enjoyable book that takes place in San Francisco in 1870 It seemed to be well researched and the information was basically imparted as part of the story of this Chinese girl who was imported to be a prostitute unbeknownst to her When she finds out she runs away and is taken in by a white American man who hires her as a housekeeper and then falls in love with her The story develops over several months and you see the two of th...

  10. says:

    Published on Over A Cuppa TeaDate published 26th Jan 2011Review link Bride by Bonnie Dee is a very sexy and romantic read I like this very much, but I have trouble grasping the plot at the beginning of this story I was not quite sure what the author is trying to write, but it began to be clear to me after reading it for a while.There s room for improvement though the romantic scenes are spectacular I was hoping forperhap Publis...

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