By Jennifer Sun
Genre: Literary fiction
Two lives converge over a high stake international deal between U.S. and China - Will Donovan, a successful cyber technology business owner and Lu Li, a Wall Street investment banker. From New York City to Washington, DC, to Shanghai, together they have to face ethical dilemmas, make life choices, and come to terms with their past.
East meets West, past clashes with present. Blending romantic suspense with ethical intrigue. TWO TALES OF THE MOON is a compelling story that reveals that human struggle is the same regardless one's past or cultural upbringing.
Clarion/Forward gave the book a four star rating, calls it "a thoughtful portrait of a modern woman who must choose between the burden of memory and a future of her own making...the writing takes on the sharpened focus of a play... the work effectively captures the effects of communism in searingly personal ways.
BlueInk Review says:
"Jennifer Sun draws on personal knowledge of China and a former career in telecommunications/finance for her well-crafted debut novel about the meeting of East and West. Blending romance and ethical intrigue, Two Tales of the Moon is a unique novel, with characters of psychological depth."
Two Tales of the Moon is such an emotional book! I was sucked into Lu Li's past where her father was taken away and forced to live in a Chinese labor camp. She faces so much heartache when her father is killed almost nine years later trying to escape. While this book is set in the present time, I think the flashbacks to the past and the historical pieces in the plot are what truly make this story so special. I also like how the author was able to create a romance within the story that was tastefully portrayed and realistic as well. The history of Lu Li's family is complex and her friendship with siblings, Sage and Will, add an intriguing dynamic to the plot. Two Tales of the Moon is a beautifully written novel about love, family, loyalty, and honesty.
Jennifer Sun has a MBA from George Washington University and a B.A. in English Literature from Fudan University in Shanghai, China. She has held several executive financial management positions at Fortune 500 companies in telecommunication and web technology industries. She currently writes full time and lives with her husband in Vienna, Virginia. She is also an avid reader, a runner and a foodie.
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