“That Spring in Beijing” presents a wonderful picture of the ancient Chinese culture of a women, Lin, and a man, Colin, who hails from London. Both have their own businesses in Beijing. As life would have it, a lovely romance blossoms. Regardless of the ancient cultures of China and the western culture of London, the romance leads to the engagement of these two wonderful characters. Then the pandemic hits!! This book is a page turner, which can lead the reader absolutely breathless! Author, Paul C.R. Monk, has done it again! -Amazon Review
He’s a heart-weary game writer. She’s a cutthroat headhuntress. When their lips touch, will their affections survive a global pandemic?
Colin Friar’s world sorely needs an update. Divorced and driven Far East from his London home by heartbreak, the once-aspirational video game writer has resorted to penning unfulfilling mobile apps. So he figures he’s got nothing to lose when an unexpected offer arrives from an enchanting and familiar face…
Lin poured all her entrepreneurial acumen into creating a near-perfect life. But with societal perceptions deeming she’s past her prime and love continuing to elude her, the distinguished recruiter turns to ancient Chinese divination in desperation. And the stars align in surprising fashion when a meeting with an Englishman and potential recruit transforms into a delightfully tender evening… and a breathtaking kiss.
Forced to put the mask back on his heart all too quickly and book a plane home, Colin curses the universe for pulling them apart so painfully soon. And Lin is torn between the Brit and the wealthy Chinese businessman her parents prefer until the spread of COVID-19 cancels all flights, throwing her together with the tempting foreigner into an intimate lockdown.
Has divine destiny’s viral intervention engineered the ideal happily ever after?
Love in a Forbidden City is a touching and hopeful contemporary romance. If you like soulful characters, stirring drama, and meaningful bonds in our modern era, then you’ll adore Paul C. R. Monk’s moving story of love during a pandemic.
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About the Author
PAUL C. R. MONK has worked as a linguist, teacher and script writer. It was while working as a script writer that in 2014 he published his first novel, Strange Metamorphosis, which won the Literary Classics Eloquent Quill award. He has since staged a number of plays, and has been busy completing his historical fiction serial set in the 17th century. The Huguenot Connection trilogy, which includes Merchants of Virtue, Voyage of Malice and Land of Hope, takes the reader from King Louis’s France to the Caribbean, and from London to colonial New York, with drama-filled stops in the Rhine Valley and war-torn Ireland…
From his stay in China during the global pandemic comes a contemporary novel: Love in a Forbidden City.