The Picture Bride by Lee Geum-yi

The Picture Bride

Lee Geum-yi with An Seonjae (Translator)

304 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

Description

“Your husband is a landowner,” they told her.“Food and clothing is so plentiful, it grows on trees.” “You will be able to go to school.” Of the three lies the matchmaker told Willow before she left home as a picture bride in 1918, the third hurt t...

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Community Reviews Summary of 202 reviews

Moods

emotional 69%
informative 49%
reflective 49%
sad 43%
hopeful 39%
inspiring 37%
adventurous 16%
challenging 15%
tense 11%
dark 6%
lighthearted 2%
funny 1%
mysterious 1%

Pace

medium 70%
slow 22%
fast 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 46% | Character: 37% | Plot: 14% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 19% | No: 9% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 24% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 70% | No: 12% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 43% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 5%

Average rating

3.69

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