The Concubine Saga - Lloyd Lofthouse
Author: Lloyd Lofthouse
Genre: Historical Fiction
Challenges: Historical Fiction challenge, Chunkster
Description: The deeply intimate story of Robert Hart's loyalty and love for his adoptive land and the woman who captured his heart. (via Goodreads.com)
Thoughts: I had a tough time with this book. I felt that it was more of an obligation more than anything and didn't really enjoy it, except maybe for a few moments. I thought that the story was a little long at times, particularly in the waning moments of the book and I suppose it didn't help that I had scanned the book on Sunday and knew the ending of the book, which I won't spoil for you. I personally would have liked a map of China at least for reference in where particular cities in China were, but then I could have just looked online as to where these places were. I know for some readers that this isn't an issue, but for me it can be. While I enjoyed the book, I felt that at times, particularly towards the end, that things were a little too detailed.
Bottom line: I thought that it was ok, but it is definitely is something that was a little too dense for me.
Pages for 2012: 12443