The spellbinding new historical saga from multi-award-winning Australian author Frances Watts
When Kasumi leaves her remote village for the teeming city of Edo, her life is transformed. As a lady-in-waiting in a samurai mansion she discovers a rare talent for art and falls in love with a young samurai. How could she ever return to the life of a simple mountain girl?
But Kasumi must set aside her own concerns. Her country is on the brink of change and Edo is simmering with tension. And her mistress has a dangerous secret-a secret that Kasumi is gradually drawn into...
Set against the vivid backdrop of nineteenth-century Japan, The Peony Lantern is a powerful story of art, love and friendship, and finding your own path.
'Lyrical, fascinating and evocative, Frances Watts' work is always extraordinary' Jackie French, bestselling author of To Love a Sunburnt Country.
'Lyrical, fascinating and evocative, Frances Watts' work is always extraordinary' - Jackie French, bestselling author of TO LOVE A SUNBURNT COUNTRY