An epic story of love and betrayal set against the backdrop of the Tiananmen Square protests
In Heiress Apparently, Gemma Huang’s big acting break led her to Beijing, where she uncovered an incredible family secret. This second novel in the Daughters of the Dynasty series delves further into Gemma’s complex and storied legacy, moving back one generation to tell the story of Gemma’s mother, Lei, as she finds love against the backdrop of 1980s China and the Tiananmen Square protests and makes a difficult decision that forever alters the course of her life.
About the Author
Diana Ma is a Chinese-American author who holds a BA in creative writing from the University of Washington and an MA in English with a creative writing focus from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She lives in a suburb of Seattle.
"Details concerning Wu Zetian, the Cultural Revolution, and the 1989 protests are smoothly woven into the narrative, providing essential context. . .Immersive and rousing." — Kirkus Reviews
**STARRED REVIEW** "The interactions between the sisters and their friends are fast-paced and build suspense in both the personal realm and the more serious historical aspect. . . A compelling novel that covers an important time in Chinese history while also giving readers an enjoyable teen romance." — School Library Journal