The Lotus Palace

The Lotus Palace Review

It is a time of celebration in the Pingkang Li, where imperial scholars and bureaucrats mingle with beautiful courtesans. At the center is the Lotus Palace, home of the most exquisite courtesans in China...

Maidservant Yue-ying is not one of those beauties. Street-smart and practical, she's content to live in the shadow of her infamous mistress—until she meets the aristocratic playboy Bai Huang. 

Bai Huang lives in a privileged world Yue-ying can barely imagine, yet alone share, but as they are thrown together in an attempt to solve a deadly mystery, they both start to dream of a different life. Yet Bai Huang's position means that all she could ever be to him is his concubine—will she sacrifice her pride to follow her heart?

Title:The Lotus Palace
Edition Language:English

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  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    "I’ve heard my face described as flawed, ruined, unfortunate. A bad omen. People avert their gazes and move away from me as if it’s a disease they might catch. But after being separated for so ma...

  • MAP

    WHAT? A romance/mystery/historical fiction novel NOT set in Regency England? WHAT IS THIS SORCERY? IS THIS EVEN LEGAL?Needless to say, I was thrilled....

  • Nenia ? Literary Garbage Can ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestJeannie Lin's works always reminded me of the Chinese wuxia films, only with happier endings. They share the same themes of danger, forbidden lo...

  • Dina

    I read romance books for the HEA and I've been known for trashing a book for a less than satisfying ending, but I have to say that the HEA in this particular romance felt "wrong" to me. Not that Bai H...

  • K.J. Charles

    A wildly enjoyable romance that doesn't soft soap the issues. A dissolute young man with massive self-esteem issues and a gambling problem falls for a former prostitute, sold into the trade as a child...

  • new_user

    Read any romances about secretive courtesans and dashing, young lords during golden-age China lately? Then read Jeannie Lin's Pingkang Li Mysteries. The Lotus Palace isn't simply a romance, it's a Rom...

  • D.G.

    As soon as I learned The Lotus Palace was a historical romance/mystery set in Ancient China, with actual Chinese people as main characters, I knew I HAD to read it. When you have read as much historic...

  • Aoi

    There are reasons why Jeannie Lin makes my most-awaited-books list time and time again. The unusual timeline (Tang dynasty China!) aside, she constantly reinvents her settings, plots and characters ma...

  • Ana

    Just when I think I'm too jaded for romance novels, I find this book and I meet Yue-ying....

  • Ariadna

    What I liked- Yue-ying FTWShe's a likeable and feisty character. As the novel progresses, we get to find out the events that shaped her personality and she ends up being 1000% more sympathetic. I like...