After an episode of prejudice rocks her usually secure world, Mia hops a plane back to the country of her birth to search for details about her birth parents, and confront the feelings of abandonment she has kept buried throughout her life. What begins as a simple tour of the Chinese orphanage where she spent her first few years quickly becomes complicated as Mia fights to untangle the web of lies that is her finding details. As she follows the red thread back through her motherland, she is enamored by the history and culture of her heritage—strengthening her resolve to find the truth, even as Chinese officials struggle to keep it buried. With her unwavering spirit of determination, Mia battles the forces stacked against her and faces mystery, danger, a dash of romance, and finally a conclusion that will change her life. 91,000 words, 344 pages.
Kay Bratt’s haunting tale of a girl coming of age and new found discoveries is a book that will forever remain with me. Every street is vividly detailed, every step Mia takes you are there with her. –Book Referees, January 2012
A gem of a book!
What a wonderful little surprise this book was! It was fast paced with excitement, romance, adventure, and surprise. Just perfect for an enjoyable vacation read. What I didn’t expect is that this is one book I will want to save. I think it will open the door to some meaningful and important discussions with my daughter someday. My prediction is that it will be a big hit in the young adult market! Thank you Kay Bratt for this gift to us and our children! -Gael, Amazon Reviewer
A Must Read
Kay has wrote a captivating fictional story based on firsthand knowledge, exceptional research and most of all her heart. She invites her readers into the complex world of Chinese adoption through a whimsical, gentle, realistic and fun story. The main character Mia is searching though the looking-glass of her soul to find her true and whole reflection. Her journey is packed with strength, depth, adventure, romance, grief and love. You will enter the honest heart of the conflict that stirs beneath the surface of the entire world of adoption. Mia ultimately finds some of what she is searching for but I believe her journey has really just began. -Karen, Amazon Reviewer