a tale of forbidden love
San Francisco comes to life in this romance of star-crossed lovers whose love
is forbidden by both society and the laws of the time.
Greer, daughter of a wealthy San Francisco shipping magnate, finds a young
boy who has run away from his home in Chinatown--an area of gambling parlors,
opium dens, and sing-song girls, as well as families grying to eke out a living.
It is also home to a number of highbinder tongs, the infamous and deadly "hatchet
men" of Chinese lore.
Ruth meets the boy's father, Li Han-lin, the handsome, enigmatic leader of
one such tong, and discovers he is neither as frightening, cruel, or wanton
as reputation would have her believe. As Ruth's fascination with the lawless
area grows, she finds herself pulled deeper into its intrigue and dangers,
particularly those surrounding Han-lin. But the two are from completely different
worlds, and when both worlds are shattered by the Great Earthquake and Fire
of 1906 that destroyed most of San Francisco, they face their ultimate test.
and expanded from the previously published Gold Mountain.]
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fill these enchanted pages. New York Times and USA Today bestsellers Angie
Fox, Carole Nelson Douglas, Carolyn Haines, Joanne Pence, Connie Shelton,
Harper Lin, Pamela DuMond and Denise Dietz present seven full novels and
five novellas. This unique book bundle contains cozy mystery, traditional
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An Angie Amalfi Cookbook of Favorite Desserts
readers know she loves sweets. A cookbook with several of her
favorite dessert recipes will be available in early 2016.
Battle for Chinatown after San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake and Fire
Francisco's Chinatown was completely destroyed by the 1906 Great Earthquake
and Fire. It sat on prime real estate, and to many San Franciscan's, the destruction
of the area known for tong wars, gambling, opium dens and "sing-song"
girls was seen as the one blessing of the fire. But Chinatown was much more
than that. To many people, it was home. Soon, a battle of words ensued between
the San Franciscan governing body, and the Chinese people that had international
implications. This is a study, using many primary sources, of that battle.