San Francisco,1849. Despite her objections, twenty-year-old Ah Toy and her servant Chen voyage from China to San Francisco with her husband who dies on board ship. With little cash and bound feet, how is she to find employment in the Gold Rush town? Since she is the only Chinese woman there, she opens a “Lookee Shop,” catering to miners who pay in gold dust to see her exotic beauty. As her notoriety grows, so does her attraction to the devoted policeman, John Clark. Yet should she put her faith in one man? Will their love survive despite her frightening encounter with Sydney Ducks, threats from rival madam Li Fan, and a tempting offer from Henry Conrad who promises her wealth and security? Armed with her mystical beliefs of the inner dragon and Goddess Mazu, Ah Toy faces much more than the journey from the ancient ways in China to the new world in America. In fact, she must find the true source of courage in a life or death struggle for her own fate, justice, and dignity. Based on page-turning accounts about the life of Ah Toy, one of San Francisco’s most legendary madams.
Madam in Silk is an incredible, powerful, and memorable piece of literature that I am obsessed with! This phenomenal book has stolen my heart and ran off with it; the brilliant story of Madam in Silk is captivating and full of many moments that will keep you in awe from start to finish. Books of this nature make for fantastic reads, and they make an even better read when the author is an excellent writer and knows what they are doing! That is why I was so pleased when I started to read this story because the author’s writing captured my attention from the first page. Gini Grossenbacher is the author of Madam in Silk, and in her book, she gives her readers everything they would want and more!
It is a book that is full of excellent characterization, a captivating and fast-paced story, and of course, stunning literature that will have you thinking of it after you put the book down! That is why I already recommend this book and would love to tell you more about it throughout the rest of my review! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Madam in Silk is a beautiful, captivating, and memorable novel that will take its readers on a roller coaster of emotions back in time, and what the reader experiences are brilliant and mesmerizing! The reader in Madam in Silk will meet the protagonist of the novel Ah Toy, a beautiful twenty-year-old who is on her way to San Francisco from China with her husband. However, her husband dies on board the ship and Ah Toy’s world is turned upside down. With little money and hardly any help, she will have to find a way to survive in San Francisco amongst the gold rush boom and she finds a way to do this! By opening a ‘lookee shop’ which allows many to pay to see her beauty and more. Whilst doing this, she meets policeman John Clark and she can’t resist his attractions, however, will she choose John or any of the other admires that want her? Read the incredible Madam in Silk to find out!
If you are looking for a detailed, moving, and thrilling story rolled into one, then Madam in Silk is for you! As Madam in Silk has all of this, and so much more, its story is quite simply brilliant and will leave you wanting more!
Gini Grossenbacher, the author of the novel, can only be described as a talented writer, the finest kind who is imaginative as well as passionate; these are two qualities I look for in an author, and Grossenbacher certainly has them! Grossenbacher’s words were exceptional and very moving and always kept me guessing about what was going to happen to the characters I had grown to love, as well as the outcome of the story. I so badly wanted to know what was going to happen and so I raced to the end and wow, what a satisfying read and ending it was!
To conclude my thoughts on the fantastic Madam in Silk, I would say if you are looking for a unique book full of many moving, thrilling, and memorable moments as well as perfect characterization and phenomenal writing, then Madam in Silk is for you! Madam in Silk is, of course, going to get, five stars from me! So be sure to have a read of this book!
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