Can a mysterious inheritance from an eccentric billionaire right a wrong from generations ago?
When Anne is plunged into the lives of the top one percent she finds herself entangled with a cutthroat family who will do anything to keep the past buried. As she uncovers generations of secrets that stir bitter memories she’s thrust into the crosshairs of a vindictive scheme. The family lawyer is the only one keeping her strong, and Anne is falling for him, but is he genuine or only interested in her new wealth?
Two generations earlier, Rose has newly immigrated to the United States from Taiwan. In an era when Chinese immigrants are not always welcome, Rose knows she must tread lightly in her new home. However, the temptations in the world of the very rich, the freedom of her new western lifestyle, and her teenage naiveté make her throw caution to the wind. Will she have the strength to walk away when the boss’s son turns his attention to her?
Rose’s decision could cause ripples through generations of families. Will Anne be affected so many years later or will she set her own path in a new more modern world?
Nola Li Barr loves books so much that she once shipped ten boxes back from Taiwan because she couldn’t bear to part with them. As an American Born Chinese (ABC) she’s always had one foot in each culture, Chinese and American. Forever a storyteller, Nola finally left the corporate world to write full time and share her whimsical tales. Forbidden Blossom is her first novel. To find out more, visit nolalibarr.com.
I couldn't be more excited. This is my favorite time of year. This year was the first time I could decorate the outside of my own house with lights. The house glows like it's summoning aliens. I couldn't be happier. When writing Forbidden Blossom I had to have Anne's new house equally lit up. This mansion she inherited was new to her and did not feel like home, but coming back from a weekend away the sight of all the lights seemed to welcome her. This was something she understood and could connect with. The magic of Christmas, the calm after a snow storm, and being the only person there to see it before other feet trampled the new snow. I hope you have a joyous holiday this season filled with family and friends.
The house was glowing, and I stood outside in awe. I arrived back Sunday night thinking maybe I’d get a good night’s sleep and start my week afresh. My eyes started tearing up as I looked around. It was so quiet and all the lights reflecting off the fresh snow made for a magical combination. The outline of the whole house was lit up and everything sparkled like fairies had landed and sprinkled their dust everywhere. Candles sparkled in every window and I felt like I was at my own version of the North Pole. I imagined Ai Po seeing this for the first time and being just as mesmerized.