My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Just arrived from Canada through BM.
This is the love story between John Dexter and Julie Soong and how two different dynasties levied together and apart during the beginning of the 20th century in Singapore.
With the advent of the World War II, John and Julie’s love must try to survive in Malaya where their survival was not an easy task.
The Japanese’s invasion in Singapore is described in full details.
I must add that the more charismatic character is Grandpa Jack since the beginning of the story when he has a stroke. Even if he doesn’t have a very active role in the main plot, he really captivates any reader who reads this splendid book.
A TV mini-series was made based on this book:
Tanamera – Lion of Singapore (1989).