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Started well, then lost it's pace,
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This review is from: The Last Concubine (Kindle Edition)
I have an interest in Japanese culture of the 1800/1900's and have read quite a few books like this. It started very well as Sachi is drawn into the world of the Shogun as a conqubine. However, no sooner does this happen then he dies and the rest of the book is spent with her mooning over a man that she meets few years later and describing a journey she has to make in rather minute detail. I got sick of reading about how she swept her eyes longingly over his profile examining every feature-I know very well that was all she could do as touching or talking about her feelings was all but forbidden but goodness me! I very nearly gave up reading the book as it failed to hold my interest once Sachi left the palace but made myself persist.