The Peony Lantern
Published: 2015 by Harper Collins
Set in nineteenth-century Japan, this historical fiction is a beautiful story of teenager, Kasumi, who is forced to leave her quiet and remote country life and become a lady-in-waiting for an important samurai. Exposed to secrets and danger in a new town, and her first taste of love, Kasumi must decide which life she is truly meant for. Mature readers in the 6-9 category will also enjoy this book.