Dance of the Spirits by Catherine Aerie

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The Dance of the SpiritsThe Dance of the Spirits by Catherine Aerie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Spring 1951: The U.S. Army thought that they had won in Korea until the Chinese Army poured into the country. Jasmine Young is a doctor in the Chinese Army. When being sent to a field hospital near the front as a punishment for treating an American POW, her convoy is attacked and only she survives. American Army officer Wesley Palm rescues her when she is injured. During the course of the rest of the war their paths cross repeatedly at hospitals and prisoner of war camps.

This book gave great explanations of what happened in China as the Communists came to power. Jasmine is from a wealthy family that has their wealth and power stripped from them. A former servant now holds power over the family.

There are also not many fiction books written about the Korean War. You get to see all sides of the conflict – Korean, American, and Chinese – depicted here.

About the Author

Catherine Aerie, a graduate from the University of California, Irvine with a
master degree in finance, grew up in China as the daughter of a Shanghai
architect. She was inspired to write The Dance of the Spirits while researching
a family member’s role in the Korean War, deciding to revive an often neglected
and overlooked setting in fiction and heighten the universality of resilient
pursuit of love and liberty. Her debut novel was finished after about two years
of research. She currently resides in southern California.

For more information please visit Catherine Aerie’s website. You can also
find her on Facebook and Goodreads.

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