Book Michelle Covets: Bridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris

Why I covet this book: Every once in a while I like to read a book that will pull at my emotions and make me reach for the Kleenex box. Bridge of Scarlet Leaves sound like that kind of book. This book (and Kristina's debut novel Letters From Home) have also been getting great reviews.

book coverBridge of Scarlet Leaves by Kristina McMorris
(released February 28, 2012)
A skilled violinist sacrifices her career aspirations and family's approval to secretly elope with her Japanese American boyfriend -- the night before Pearl Harbor is bombed. Torn between sides, she will make choices few people in history dared.

Los Angeles, 1941. Violinist Maddie Kern's life seemed destined to unfold with the predictable elegance of a Bach concerto. Then she fell in love with Lane Moritomo. Her brother's best friend, Lane is the handsome, ambitious son of Japanese immigrants. Maddie was prepared for disapproval from their families, but when Pearl Harbor is bombed the day after she and Lane elope, the full force of their decision becomes apparent. In the eyes of a fearful nation, Lane is no longer just an outsider, but an enemy.

When her husband is interned at a war relocation camp, Maddie follows, sacrificing her Juilliard ambitions. Behind barbed wire, tension simmers and the line between patriot and traitor blurs. As Maddie strives for the hard-won acceptance of her new family, Lane risks everything to prove his allegiance to America, at tremendous cost.

Skillfully capturing one of the most controversial episodes in recent American history, Kristina McMorris draws readers into a novel filled with triumphs and heartbreaking loss--an authentic, moving testament to love, forgiveness, and the enduring music of the human spirit.

For more info about Kristina and her book, visit her website. Click on the cover to go to the book's Goodreads page.

What book(s) do you "covet" this week?
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"Books I Covet" is a weekly or bi-weekly blog post series I am going to be doing here.
It will feature books I am very excited about reading and plan on buying/borrowing in the near future. It is similar to the "Waiting On" meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine. However, some of the books may already be published and others may still be in pre-order. I will include the books' blurb, cover art, and/or release date if they're available. Click on the WoW image on the left to join in!


  1. As much as I enjoy light, fluffy stories, I agree that every once in a while I love reading something a little more emotional.

    :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Every once in awhile I love a book that really taps into my emotions and this one definitely sounds like that one. This sounds really interesting.

    Thanks for stopping by :) (and definitely check out Kenneth Oppel's book, they are a prequel to Frankenstein, great book!)


  3. This one sounds like it could be an emotional story...very nice WOW choice :)

  4. Wow, this sounds like an extremely tense read. I'm definitely going to be reading this one. Thank you for sharing it :)

    Thank you for stopping by Book Cover Justice!

  5. This seems like a good book :) Great pick :D
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW. <3 Psst, EVE is a must read :D
    Love, Carina

  6. I do enjoy a great tear-jerker now and again. Nice pick!

    My WOW:

  7. This book sounds a bit sad! But still sounds good! I really love the cover! Nice pick!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. This book sounds really good. The cover is SO pretty! :)

    My WoW :)
    The Book Basement

  9. Great pick! This book sounds amazing!

    Happy reading and check out my waiting on Wednesday!

  10. This sounds like a really good book club book! :) Writing it down for a suggestion. Great WoW!

  11. That sounds like a really moving book! And so touching! Sounds really good! Merry Christmas and happy reading!


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