Empress Orchid by Anchee Min
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book about the last Empress of China and the court intrigues with other concubines and eunuchs inside the Forbidden City. It was amazing the lengths others would go to destroy Orchid and her pregnancy. The first book in this two part series about Empress Orchid tells about the first half of her life and is all about relationships and how she established herself as an Empress by giving birth to the first royal son. I highly recommend this book to others.