Skip to main content

#43: Confucius Jade - Frederick Fisher


Synopsis & Book Info:
A Japanese pearl magnate, an Arabian oil sheik and an American media mogul find their destinies intertwined with the descendants of Confucius in this adventure story of loyalty and treachery, generosity and greed, deception and love. Narrated by Kong Wan Yi, descendant of the great sage Confucius and jade carver of her generation, Confucius Jade reveals the origins of a fantastic jade carving of Shou-Xing Lao, Chinese God of Longevity and tells how the carving, with its mystical properties, guides the Kong family to a high-stakes bidding war among three billionaires, each of whom jealously covets the priceless jade for its promise of long life and redemption.

Paperback: 350 pages
Publisher: Dudley Court Press
ISBN-13: 978-0981929132
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
A Certified Gemologist and Registered Jeweler with the American Gem Society for many years, Frederick Fisher and his late wife, Eileen, shared a passion for travel and 'treasure-hunting' fine jewelry, oriental art and antiques. Until a few years ago, Fred and Eileen spend six months each year in different parts of the world. Fred first began writing when he was an apprentice seaman in the U.S. Navy. He has written numerous articles for various magazines and newspapers and has several published books including China Adventures, Love and Marriage, and Serendipity. Confucius Jade was previously published in Singapore by Times International and is based on many years of extensive travel and encounters with the people in mainland China, east Asia and the Pacific Rim. Fred lives in Sonoita, Arizona and still travels whenever he can.


©2010


My Opinion:
While I enjoyed this story, at times I found it hard to want to read it, and it took me forever to get through it. That is why I'm not recommending it.
The story itself is pretty good, when you are finished and strip away the things that you really don't need to think of. You will find a lot of boring parts in the book, but the few exciting parts make up for it. In the end you may be like me, and find yourself thinking that it all came together alright. But just alright.
Though very creative, I don't think I will read this author again any time soon. It just wasn't for me.


2/5


Recommend? No.


~I received a copy from AME. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

Comments

  1. It's too bad you didn't enjoy this novel. The cover looks so promising.

    I do hope you have a copy of Nana: The Four Crystals in your TBR pile because I'd like to know what you think of it. I'll be watching for a review in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The synopsis sounds good ... too bad you had a hard time with it.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hello
    Thanks for a good honest review. Don't think I would pick this up if it's such a struggle to read.
    Lynn

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Comments are moderated due to spammers.
All opinions welcome. Be yourself, and have a blessed day!

Popular posts from this blog

#Recipe Minestrone Soup

**Recipe and photo owned by Freda's Voice.


Minestrone soup is one of my favorite soups that my mother-in-law makes, and since moving out of her home and into our own again, I need to figure out what went inside hers so I can make it myself. I'm happy to say I did get it, and the hubster says it is just like hers! That's a compliment!! So here is my rendition of my mother-in-law's soup.



INGREDIENTS
1 cup Ditali pasta shells 1/2 large onion, diced 2 tbsp olive oil 1 large garlic clove, minced 2 on-the-vine tomatoes, diced 1 zucchini, diced 3 organic carrots from bunch, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 1/4 head of cabbage, sliced and diced 1 can Cannellini beans, rinsed (white kidney beans) 2 cartons of vegetable stock 1 sprig of thyme 3/4 tbsp salt 1 tsp pepper 2 bay leaves
METHOD
Heat the oil in a pot on medium-low heat.  Add the onion and garlic, saute until golden. Add tomatoes, stir. Cook 2 minutes. Add zucchini, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add carrots, stir. Cook 1 minute. Add celery, stir. Cook 2 mi…

The Friday 56 (With Instagram 56 & Book Beginnings)

Welcome to Week 341!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
 *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. 
*It's that simple.

Or join The Friday 56 on Instagram!

Rules: * Grab a book and find a creative way to showcase your 56. It can be a photo of the book and the 56 in comments, or whatever you come up with. Make sure to use the hashtag #Friday56 *Add your Instagram url to the Linky.
I only have until September 19th to get this book done. It's good though and I should be done in no time.

I'm also posting early for two reasons, 1; work, and 2; a review posting tomorrow. Watch for that!
56% on reader


Blitz: The Progeny by Tosca Lee (#Win)

Series: Descendants of the House of Bathory (Book #1)
Category: YA Fiction, 352 pages
Publisher: Howard Books
Release date: May 2016

From New York Times bestselling author Tosca Lee comes a story of love, ancient secrets, and survival. Book 1 in the House of Bathory duology.

When you wake up, you remember nothing. Not your name, or where you were born, or the faces of the people you knew. Just a single warning written to yourself before you forgot it all:
"Emily, it’s me. You.
Don’t ask about the last two years… Don’t try to remember and don’t go digging. Your life depends on it. Other lives depend on it.
By the way, Emily isn’t your real name. You died in an accident. You paid extra for that."
You start over in a remote place with a new name, a fresh life. Until the day a stranger tells you you’re being hunted for the sins of a royal ancestor who died centuries before you were born.
You don’t believe him, until they come for you. Now you’re on the run.
Every answer you need lies i…

Become A Stella & Dot Stylist!