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  • Paperback
  • 350 pages
  • The Depth of Beauty
  • A.B. Michaels
  • English
  • 09 October 2018

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  1. Coco.V Coco.V says:

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  2. Dean McIntyre Dean McIntyre says:

    THE DEPTH OF BEAUTY by A.B Michaels was billed as historical fiction, although I might want to categorize it as historical romance But whichever is best, I enjoyed it, as reflected by my four star rating, always reflective of how much I enjoy a work rather than its rank as great fiction It is set in the first decade of the 20th century in San Francisco Young, privileged, successful Will Firestone goes to Chinatown, desiring to expand his shipping business He encounters poverty, disease, pro THE DEPTH OF BEAUTY by A.B Michaels was billed as historical fiction, although I might want to categorize it as historical romance But whichever is best, I enjoyed it, as reflected by my four star rating, always reflective of how much I enjoy a work rather than its rank as great fiction It is set in the first decade of the 20th century in San Francisco Young, privileged, successful Will Firestone goes to Chinatown, desiring to expand his shipping business He encounters poverty, disease, prostitution, slavery, gangs, violence, exploitation, but also several inhabitants who will change his life One is Mandy, a young orphan teenager who will have a profound role to play in his life and in his own journey of self discovery There is a finale set amidst the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 The book will probably not be included among the greatest of American fiction, but with the strong, well developed characters, interesting plot, engaging incidents, the author s skill as a writer storyteller, you ll likely enjoy it


  3. Les Romantiques Les Romantiques says:

    Posted on Les Romantiques Le forum du siteReviewed by AgnesReview Copy from the PublisherThe depth of beauty is part of the Sinner s grove series, about a retreat for artists founded at the beginning of the 20th century The first book is The art of love, it s the story of the founders of the retreat, Gus and Lia Wolff, and one can feel there will be another book, probably with Kat Firestone, the sister of the hero in The depth of beauty There is also a contemporary series, the first book is Posted on Les Romantiques Le forum du siteReviewed by AgnesReview Copy from the PublisherThe depth of beauty is part of the Sinner s grove series, about a retreat for artists founded at the beginning of the 20th century The first book is The art of love, it s the story of the founders of the retreat, Gus and Lia Wolff, and one can feel there will be another book, probably with Kat Firestone, the sister of the hero in The depth of beauty There is also a contemporary series, the first book is called Sinner s grove and the action takes place in the same place.I haven t read the first book, and although I could sense that it existed, and that things had taken place before, it wasn t a problem at all to read The depth of beauty The book is a mixed bag half historical fiction, with an original setting on which the author gives a lot of information San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th century, specifically Chinatown, and the tense relations between Chinese immigrants and the rest of the population , half romance with a love story that begins immediately between the rich Will Firestone and the poor orphan Amanda Culpepper.Let s say that the author should perhaps have chosen one or the other, because this book is a pleasant enough read, but neither a riveting historical rendition, nor a captivating romance.Concerning the historical part, one can feel the author has done research, she knows things but uses them rather clumsily I never felt transported to San Francisco in the year 1903 There is a rather ridiculous scene, where a Chinese thug, who sells opium and forces innocent young girls into prostitution, abducts the heroin He is rapidly brought to reason with a strong sermon by the inevitable missionary well was I suppose to tremble in my shoes This villain lookslike one of those Hollywood actors, who inexplicably play characters from a racial minority that is not their own It all feels rather fake Not to mention the earthquake, followed by a terrible fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco, that the author makes us feel with the intensity of a wastebasket fire.The tensions between the Chinese community and the rest of the San Francisco population are explored, but with a rather anachronistic point of view on page 2 the super rich hero becomes inexplicably conscious that the Chinese are not that bad and filthy, and could even make him some money if he manages well Then he falls in love with a Chinese woman because she is beauuuutiful even though she has lotus feet, and that s really wrong At that moment I thought wow, the author takes a completely unexpected turn, a multiracial romance But don t fret, this crush is rapidly dealt with and dear Will can go back to the poor and so beauuuutiful orphan who was meant for him in the first place.This brings me to the romance, also rather superficial, between Will and Mandy She loves him as soon as she sees him, because he is soooo good looking Note she just lost her beloved father, crushed by a tree, and is now an orphan Don t you think that under such circumstances, even Chris Pratt should struggle to make her heart beat faster And yet Mandy is the character that I liked the most Sure, she seems to come directly from a children s fairytale beautiful, intelligent, altruistic, she loves babies, and so on But we can feel her pain when Will acts like an ass, for no real good reason.As for him, well I had difficulties caring for his rich boy s moods At one point he wants to prove to himself that he could be successful without his family s money, and enrolls on a boat as a simple deck hand to go on an adventure around the world for two years Wow What an intrepid guy Well, considering that, if anything had happened to you, you would just have had to call mommy and daddy to the rescue, it s not exactly the same thing as being a real adventurer, without a safety net, see And during these two years, he sleeps with six women, states the author, but fortunately doesn t catch any venereal disease, so everything is okay As far as I m concerned, he could as well have gone to hell lolIn conclusion, I d say that this book is rather interesting, mainly because of the historical background It s easy to read, but really not unforgettable


  4. Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues) Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues) says:

    The Depth of Beauty is the latest book in the Sinner s Grove series and transports us back to San Francisco at the start of the Twentieth Century for a sweeping historical drama romance chronicling the life and society of businessman, Will Firestone.I am once again astounded and in awe of the research that the author has done to bring this time period to life The detail in the book is amazing it was honestly a feast for the senses I swear I could see, touch and smell everything the characters The Depth of Beauty is the latest book in the Sinner s Grove series and transports us back to San Francisco at the start of the Twentieth Century for a sweeping historical drama romance chronicling the life and society of businessman, Will Firestone.I am once again astounded and in awe of the research that the author has done to bring this time period to life The detail in the book is amazing it was honestly a feast for the senses I swear I could see, touch and smell everything the characters in the story did in full HD technicolour.Although born into the cream of society, Will is not a man to sit on his laurels He strives forin life and seeks to make his own fortune Seeing an opportunity to expand his shipping business in Chinatown, Will embarks on forging new relationships and business connections with its inhabitants In the process he unravels some of the mysteries surrounding the new immigrants and their culture Including some of their customs which are not very palatable to a modern, forwarding thinking man like Will.All the while Will is on his voyage of self discovery, there is a whole plethora of secondary characters including that of his sister s ward, Mandy and of course Sinner s Grove itself I loved Mandy The young girl has experienced so much pain and heartache already in her life Now she suddenly finds herself thrust into a society she knows nothing about and sets about finding her own place in the world As the story is told over four years we watch Mandy bloom into a wonderful and gifted young woman She is so intuitive and has an ability to read almost any situation and person A fact which unnerves Will as she really sees him We get an insight into Mandy s thoughts and feelings as she reveals all in her journal entries throughout the book.With outbreaks of the plague, kidnappings, threats of violence and earthquakes we experience all highs and lows, love and loss that this tale has to offer.I freely admit I was in tears a few times in this book as the feels were too much at times I also went a bit daft with the highlighter on my kindle as so many phrases and points in the book spoke to me However, I don t want to share them here as I want you to experience them first hand like I did You NEED to read this book I am in love with this author s writing and the worlds she creates


  5. Ms. Reader Ms. Reader says:

    I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewI wanted to get into this book I really wanted to enjoy it It was so bland and dull, and felt like it carried off to nowhere The characters were weak and unappealing, the plot was even weaker, and there didn t feel like any real point to the storyline Within a few chapters, this book became a huge snooze fest It was boring from the start and disappointingly, didn t pick up at all I was not happy wit I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewI wanted to get into this book I really wanted to enjoy it It was so bland and dull, and felt like it carried off to nowhere The characters were weak and unappealing, the plot was even weaker, and there didn t feel like any real point to the storyline Within a few chapters, this book became a huge snooze fest It was boring from the start and disappointingly, didn t pick up at all I was not happy with this book at all


  6. Virginia Tican Virginia Tican says:

    They met because his company made her an orphan Amanda Mandy Culpepper was just 15 and William Will Firestone was 27, already a part owner of a dynamic company with several interests in shipping and trade as well as being a member of the San Francisco elite When Mandy set her knowing eyes on Will, she uncannily knew he was her other half but not so with him In reparation and to solve the problem of her guardianship, Will s sister Katherine Kit volunteered to be her guardian But his i They met because his company made her an orphan Amanda Mandy Culpepper was just 15 and William Will Firestone was 27, already a part owner of a dynamic company with several interests in shipping and trade as well as being a member of the San Francisco elite When Mandy set her knowing eyes on Will, she uncannily knew he was her other half but not so with him In reparation and to solve the problem of her guardianship, Will s sister Katherine Kit volunteered to be her guardian But his isthan just a love story it also involves the plight and flight of numerous Chinese women who were brought to San Francisco as wives, slaves and prostitutes there was also the prejudice against the Chinese as a people hence Chinatown like an Indian reservation Chinese tradition and cultural differences made it easy for the tongs to profit from prostitution then there was also Donaldina Cameron who offered sanctuary for the girls in exchange for converting to Christianity definitely a road to hell for the girls with the language and tradition barriers to contend with plus their own survival fears in a strange land then religion, carrying with it its own prejudice There are other sub plots here that were part of the Timeline drama like the remnant of the Bubonic Plague from the rats in Chinatown, the San Francisco Quake, the efforts of the taipans to bridge the gap between the two cultures, personal inter racial relationships, ignorance and prejudice regarding race and other concepts An enthralling revelation, at least for this reader


  7. Karen James Karen James says:

    American Chinese HistoryI hated history as a teenager, so try to.make up for my deficiencies by reading historical fiction I was aware that Chinese men were brought to America to work in the mines of the west and on the railroad tracks from the west coast But there has to beevents that attracted them to leave their native country I visited China in the 1980 s that made my interest in Chinese American history, but hadn t become aware of any historical fiction about them until The Golden American Chinese HistoryI hated history as a teenager, so try to.make up for my deficiencies by reading historical fiction I was aware that Chinese men were brought to America to work in the mines of the west and on the railroad tracks from the west coast But there has to beevents that attracted them to leave their native country I visited China in the 1980 s that made my interest in Chinese American history, but hadn t become aware of any historical fiction about them until The Golden City Every minority group who have come to America have struggled to develop their own identity while maintaining a connection to their native language, customs, and ancestors Though the principle characters in A.B Michael s novel are the elite of San Francisco, Amanda Culpepper matures to become an intelligent, beautiful young woman who appreciates the Chinese and helps many young Chinese women to become productive, honest, artistic Chinese Americans


  8. Sue Woodruff Sue Woodruff says:

    This book is the second in The Golden City series which is historical fiction from the early 1900s set in San Francisco and the Bay Area The main characters in this book were Mandy and Will Mandy was also in Book 1 She was the orphaned girl who is taken in by the Firestone brother and sister Will and Lia This book picks up the story where it left off, but it certainly can be read as a stand alone as well The book ends with the great earthquake that happened in San Francisco at the turn of This book is the second in The Golden City series which is historical fiction from the early 1900s set in San Francisco and the Bay Area The main characters in this book were Mandy and Will Mandy was also in Book 1 She was the orphaned girl who is taken in by the Firestone brother and sister Will and Lia This book picks up the story where it left off, but it certainly can be read as a stand alone as well The book ends with the great earthquake that happened in San Francisco at the turn of the century This book explores and describes the development of Chinatown in the city The reader learns much about customs and people dedicated to making the lives of the Chinese better Great read


  9. Benjamin Pratt Benjamin Pratt says:

    Depth of Beauty is a romantic historic novel worthy of attention Some of the novel is based on real people and events in the early 1900s with shocking, violent scenes, explosive confrontations, and compelling compassion and sacrifice It provides a revealing history of life styles and customs of the Chinese immigrant community, the Christian missionary community attempting to embrace and protect young Chinese women from prostitution and the Tong effort to continue its prostitution and crime mac Depth of Beauty is a romantic historic novel worthy of attention Some of the novel is based on real people and events in the early 1900s with shocking, violent scenes, explosive confrontations, and compelling compassion and sacrifice It provides a revealing history of life styles and customs of the Chinese immigrant community, the Christian missionary community attempting to embrace and protect young Chinese women from prostitution and the Tong effort to continue its prostitution and crime machine Threaded through all of this is the romantic yearings of two lead characters


  10. Don Maker Don Maker says:

    This was an extremely well written novel, fairly simple writing, but it kept moving I enjoyed both the characters and the story, although near the end it became a bit too romance for my taste As a writer of HF, I appreciate the excellent research that made the story rich in detail of the era, as well as the historical background of what was transpiring in San Francisco, both in the elite society and within China Town Although this is part of a series, it indeed worked well as a stand alone This was an extremely well written novel, fairly simple writing, but it kept moving I enjoyed both the characters and the story, although near the end it became a bit too romance for my taste As a writer of HF, I appreciate the excellent research that made the story rich in detail of the era, as well as the historical background of what was transpiring in San Francisco, both in the elite society and within China Town Although this is part of a series, it indeed worked well as a stand alone read


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The Depth of Beauty➶ [Reading] ➸ The Depth of Beauty By A.B. Michaels ➫ – Polishdarling.co.uk This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN In San Francisco s Chinatown, slavery, polygamy, and rampant prostitution are thriving just blocks away from the city s elite, progressive society Wealthy This is an alternate cover edition for ISBN InSan Francisco s Chinatown, slavery, polygamy, and rampant prostitution are thriving just blocks away from the city s elite, progressive society Wealthy and well connected, Will Firestone enters the mysterious enclave with an eye toward expanding his shipping business What he finds there will astonish him With the help of an exotic young widow and a gifted teenage orphan, he embarks on a journey of self discovery, where lust, love and tragedy will change his life forever A stand alone The Depth PDF/EPUB or novel, The Depth of Beauty is the latest addition to the dual genre series, Sinner s Grove, which chronicles the family and friends of a world famous artists retreat on the northern California coast The stories follow both historical and contemporary tracks and can be read separately or together for greater depth Other titles in the series include the award winning The Art of Love, Sinner s Grove and The Lair.


About the Author: A.B. Michaels

A native of northern California, AB Michaels earned masters degrees in history and broadcasting, and worked for many years in public relations and marketing Now that she s an empty nester, she has time to write the kinds of stories she loves to read Her historical series, The Golden City, follows characters who make their way in turn of the twentieth century San Francisco I love creating flawed characters I can relate to, who have to make difficult choices, and who long for happiness like the rest of The Depth PDF/EPUB or us So much was happening in the early s that help shape my novels Once I tear myself away from the underlying research, they are fascinating stories to write Currently Ms Michaels lives in Boise, Idaho with her husband and two furry creatures who are unclear on the concept that they are just dogs In addition to writing, she loves to read and travel A dabbler in fabric art, she also plays bocce in a summer league Her latest stand alone novel, The Price of Compassion, is Book Four of the Golden City series It s scheduled for release this summer and will be followed by Book Five, Josephine s Daughter.



10 thoughts on “The Depth of Beauty

  1. Coco.V Coco.V says:

    FREE ontoday 4 4 2020


  2. Dean McIntyre Dean McIntyre says:

    THE DEPTH OF BEAUTY by A.B Michaels was billed as historical fiction, although I might want to categorize it as historical romance But whichever is best, I enjoyed it, as reflected by my four star rating, always reflective of how much I enjoy a work rather than its rank as great fiction It is set in the first decade of the 20th century in San Francisco Young, privileged, successful Will Firestone goes to Chinatown, desiring to expand his shipping business He encounters poverty, disease, pro THE DEPTH OF BEAUTY by A.B Michaels was billed as historical fiction, although I might want to categorize it as historical romance But whichever is best, I enjoyed it, as reflected by my four star rating, always reflective of how much I enjoy a work rather than its rank as great fiction It is set in the first decade of the 20th century in San Francisco Young, privileged, successful Will Firestone goes to Chinatown, desiring to expand his shipping business He encounters poverty, disease, prostitution, slavery, gangs, violence, exploitation, but also several inhabitants who will change his life One is Mandy, a young orphan teenager who will have a profound role to play in his life and in his own journey of self discovery There is a finale set amidst the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 The book will probably not be included among the greatest of American fiction, but with the strong, well developed characters, interesting plot, engaging incidents, the author s skill as a writer storyteller, you ll likely enjoy it


  3. Les Romantiques Les Romantiques says:

    Posted on Les Romantiques Le forum du siteReviewed by AgnesReview Copy from the PublisherThe depth of beauty is part of the Sinner s grove series, about a retreat for artists founded at the beginning of the 20th century The first book is The art of love, it s the story of the founders of the retreat, Gus and Lia Wolff, and one can feel there will be another book, probably with Kat Firestone, the sister of the hero in The depth of beauty There is also a contemporary series, the first book is Posted on Les Romantiques Le forum du siteReviewed by AgnesReview Copy from the PublisherThe depth of beauty is part of the Sinner s grove series, about a retreat for artists founded at the beginning of the 20th century The first book is The art of love, it s the story of the founders of the retreat, Gus and Lia Wolff, and one can feel there will be another book, probably with Kat Firestone, the sister of the hero in The depth of beauty There is also a contemporary series, the first book is called Sinner s grove and the action takes place in the same place.I haven t read the first book, and although I could sense that it existed, and that things had taken place before, it wasn t a problem at all to read The depth of beauty The book is a mixed bag half historical fiction, with an original setting on which the author gives a lot of information San Francisco at the beginning of the 20th century, specifically Chinatown, and the tense relations between Chinese immigrants and the rest of the population , half romance with a love story that begins immediately between the rich Will Firestone and the poor orphan Amanda Culpepper.Let s say that the author should perhaps have chosen one or the other, because this book is a pleasant enough read, but neither a riveting historical rendition, nor a captivating romance.Concerning the historical part, one can feel the author has done research, she knows things but uses them rather clumsily I never felt transported to San Francisco in the year 1903 There is a rather ridiculous scene, where a Chinese thug, who sells opium and forces innocent young girls into prostitution, abducts the heroin He is rapidly brought to reason with a strong sermon by the inevitable missionary well was I suppose to tremble in my shoes This villain lookslike one of those Hollywood actors, who inexplicably play characters from a racial minority that is not their own It all feels rather fake Not to mention the earthquake, followed by a terrible fire that destroyed 80% of San Francisco, that the author makes us feel with the intensity of a wastebasket fire.The tensions between the Chinese community and the rest of the San Francisco population are explored, but with a rather anachronistic point of view on page 2 the super rich hero becomes inexplicably conscious that the Chinese are not that bad and filthy, and could even make him some money if he manages well Then he falls in love with a Chinese woman because she is beauuuutiful even though she has lotus feet, and that s really wrong At that moment I thought wow, the author takes a completely unexpected turn, a multiracial romance But don t fret, this crush is rapidly dealt with and dear Will can go back to the poor and so beauuuutiful orphan who was meant for him in the first place.This brings me to the romance, also rather superficial, between Will and Mandy She loves him as soon as she sees him, because he is soooo good looking Note she just lost her beloved father, crushed by a tree, and is now an orphan Don t you think that under such circumstances, even Chris Pratt should struggle to make her heart beat faster And yet Mandy is the character that I liked the most Sure, she seems to come directly from a children s fairytale beautiful, intelligent, altruistic, she loves babies, and so on But we can feel her pain when Will acts like an ass, for no real good reason.As for him, well I had difficulties caring for his rich boy s moods At one point he wants to prove to himself that he could be successful without his family s money, and enrolls on a boat as a simple deck hand to go on an adventure around the world for two years Wow What an intrepid guy Well, considering that, if anything had happened to you, you would just have had to call mommy and daddy to the rescue, it s not exactly the same thing as being a real adventurer, without a safety net, see And during these two years, he sleeps with six women, states the author, but fortunately doesn t catch any venereal disease, so everything is okay As far as I m concerned, he could as well have gone to hell lolIn conclusion, I d say that this book is rather interesting, mainly because of the historical background It s easy to read, but really not unforgettable


  4. Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues) Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues) says:

    The Depth of Beauty is the latest book in the Sinner s Grove series and transports us back to San Francisco at the start of the Twentieth Century for a sweeping historical drama romance chronicling the life and society of businessman, Will Firestone.I am once again astounded and in awe of the research that the author has done to bring this time period to life The detail in the book is amazing it was honestly a feast for the senses I swear I could see, touch and smell everything the characters The Depth of Beauty is the latest book in the Sinner s Grove series and transports us back to San Francisco at the start of the Twentieth Century for a sweeping historical drama romance chronicling the life and society of businessman, Will Firestone.I am once again astounded and in awe of the research that the author has done to bring this time period to life The detail in the book is amazing it was honestly a feast for the senses I swear I could see, touch and smell everything the characters in the story did in full HD technicolour.Although born into the cream of society, Will is not a man to sit on his laurels He strives forin life and seeks to make his own fortune Seeing an opportunity to expand his shipping business in Chinatown, Will embarks on forging new relationships and business connections with its inhabitants In the process he unravels some of the mysteries surrounding the new immigrants and their culture Including some of their customs which are not very palatable to a modern, forwarding thinking man like Will.All the while Will is on his voyage of self discovery, there is a whole plethora of secondary characters including that of his sister s ward, Mandy and of course Sinner s Grove itself I loved Mandy The young girl has experienced so much pain and heartache already in her life Now she suddenly finds herself thrust into a society she knows nothing about and sets about finding her own place in the world As the story is told over four years we watch Mandy bloom into a wonderful and gifted young woman She is so intuitive and has an ability to read almost any situation and person A fact which unnerves Will as she really sees him We get an insight into Mandy s thoughts and feelings as she reveals all in her journal entries throughout the book.With outbreaks of the plague, kidnappings, threats of violence and earthquakes we experience all highs and lows, love and loss that this tale has to offer.I freely admit I was in tears a few times in this book as the feels were too much at times I also went a bit daft with the highlighter on my kindle as so many phrases and points in the book spoke to me However, I don t want to share them here as I want you to experience them first hand like I did You NEED to read this book I am in love with this author s writing and the worlds she creates


  5. Ms. Reader Ms. Reader says:

    I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewI wanted to get into this book I really wanted to enjoy it It was so bland and dull, and felt like it carried off to nowhere The characters were weak and unappealing, the plot was even weaker, and there didn t feel like any real point to the storyline Within a few chapters, this book became a huge snooze fest It was boring from the start and disappointingly, didn t pick up at all I was not happy wit I received this book for free from Goodreads First Reads in exchange for an honest reviewI wanted to get into this book I really wanted to enjoy it It was so bland and dull, and felt like it carried off to nowhere The characters were weak and unappealing, the plot was even weaker, and there didn t feel like any real point to the storyline Within a few chapters, this book became a huge snooze fest It was boring from the start and disappointingly, didn t pick up at all I was not happy with this book at all


  6. Virginia Tican Virginia Tican says:

    They met because his company made her an orphan Amanda Mandy Culpepper was just 15 and William Will Firestone was 27, already a part owner of a dynamic company with several interests in shipping and trade as well as being a member of the San Francisco elite When Mandy set her knowing eyes on Will, she uncannily knew he was her other half but not so with him In reparation and to solve the problem of her guardianship, Will s sister Katherine Kit volunteered to be her guardian But his i They met because his company made her an orphan Amanda Mandy Culpepper was just 15 and William Will Firestone was 27, already a part owner of a dynamic company with several interests in shipping and trade as well as being a member of the San Francisco elite When Mandy set her knowing eyes on Will, she uncannily knew he was her other half but not so with him In reparation and to solve the problem of her guardianship, Will s sister Katherine Kit volunteered to be her guardian But his isthan just a love story it also involves the plight and flight of numerous Chinese women who were brought to San Francisco as wives, slaves and prostitutes there was also the prejudice against the Chinese as a people hence Chinatown like an Indian reservation Chinese tradition and cultural differences made it easy for the tongs to profit from prostitution then there was also Donaldina Cameron who offered sanctuary for the girls in exchange for converting to Christianity definitely a road to hell for the girls with the language and tradition barriers to contend with plus their own survival fears in a strange land then religion, carrying with it its own prejudice There are other sub plots here that were part of the Timeline drama like the remnant of the Bubonic Plague from the rats in Chinatown, the San Francisco Quake, the efforts of the taipans to bridge the gap between the two cultures, personal inter racial relationships, ignorance and prejudice regarding race and other concepts An enthralling revelation, at least for this reader


  7. Karen James Karen James says:

    American Chinese HistoryI hated history as a teenager, so try to.make up for my deficiencies by reading historical fiction I was aware that Chinese men were brought to America to work in the mines of the west and on the railroad tracks from the west coast But there has to beevents that attracted them to leave their native country I visited China in the 1980 s that made my interest in Chinese American history, but hadn t become aware of any historical fiction about them until The Golden American Chinese HistoryI hated history as a teenager, so try to.make up for my deficiencies by reading historical fiction I was aware that Chinese men were brought to America to work in the mines of the west and on the railroad tracks from the west coast But there has to beevents that attracted them to leave their native country I visited China in the 1980 s that made my interest in Chinese American history, but hadn t become aware of any historical fiction about them until The Golden City Every minority group who have come to America have struggled to develop their own identity while maintaining a connection to their native language, customs, and ancestors Though the principle characters in A.B Michael s novel are the elite of San Francisco, Amanda Culpepper matures to become an intelligent, beautiful young woman who appreciates the Chinese and helps many young Chinese women to become productive, honest, artistic Chinese Americans


  8. Sue Woodruff Sue Woodruff says:

    This book is the second in The Golden City series which is historical fiction from the early 1900s set in San Francisco and the Bay Area The main characters in this book were Mandy and Will Mandy was also in Book 1 She was the orphaned girl who is taken in by the Firestone brother and sister Will and Lia This book picks up the story where it left off, but it certainly can be read as a stand alone as well The book ends with the great earthquake that happened in San Francisco at the turn of This book is the second in The Golden City series which is historical fiction from the early 1900s set in San Francisco and the Bay Area The main characters in this book were Mandy and Will Mandy was also in Book 1 She was the orphaned girl who is taken in by the Firestone brother and sister Will and Lia This book picks up the story where it left off, but it certainly can be read as a stand alone as well The book ends with the great earthquake that happened in San Francisco at the turn of the century This book explores and describes the development of Chinatown in the city The reader learns much about customs and people dedicated to making the lives of the Chinese better Great read


  9. Benjamin Pratt Benjamin Pratt says:

    Depth of Beauty is a romantic historic novel worthy of attention Some of the novel is based on real people and events in the early 1900s with shocking, violent scenes, explosive confrontations, and compelling compassion and sacrifice It provides a revealing history of life styles and customs of the Chinese immigrant community, the Christian missionary community attempting to embrace and protect young Chinese women from prostitution and the Tong effort to continue its prostitution and crime mac Depth of Beauty is a romantic historic novel worthy of attention Some of the novel is based on real people and events in the early 1900s with shocking, violent scenes, explosive confrontations, and compelling compassion and sacrifice It provides a revealing history of life styles and customs of the Chinese immigrant community, the Christian missionary community attempting to embrace and protect young Chinese women from prostitution and the Tong effort to continue its prostitution and crime machine Threaded through all of this is the romantic yearings of two lead characters


  10. Don Maker Don Maker says:

    This was an extremely well written novel, fairly simple writing, but it kept moving I enjoyed both the characters and the story, although near the end it became a bit too romance for my taste As a writer of HF, I appreciate the excellent research that made the story rich in detail of the era, as well as the historical background of what was transpiring in San Francisco, both in the elite society and within China Town Although this is part of a series, it indeed worked well as a stand alone This was an extremely well written novel, fairly simple writing, but it kept moving I enjoyed both the characters and the story, although near the end it became a bit too romance for my taste As a writer of HF, I appreciate the excellent research that made the story rich in detail of the era, as well as the historical background of what was transpiring in San Francisco, both in the elite society and within China Town Although this is part of a series, it indeed worked well as a stand alone read


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