The Picture Bride by Lee Geum-yi

The Picture Bride

Lee Geum-yi with An Seonjae (Translator)

fiction historical emotional reflective sad medium-paced

304 pages | first published 2022

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Of the three lies the matchmaker told Willow before she left home as a picture bride in 1918, the third hurt the most. Never one to be deterred, Willow does all that she can to make the best of her unexpected circumstance. But it isn't long before...
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Summary of 17 reviews


emotional 81%
informative 63%
sad 54%
inspiring 45%
reflective 45%
adventurous 27%
hopeful 27%
tense 9%


medium 66%
slow 25%
fast 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Plot: 28% | Character: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 85% | No: 14%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

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