The third book of the Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters series, Bitter Winds continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli, and the abandoned young women in their care.Since the night her sister was almost burned alive in a fire and they were taken from their mother, Ivy has been the self appointed guardian and guide to her blind twin, Lily When Lily is snatched aThe third book of the Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters series, Bitter Winds continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli, and the abandoned young women in their care.Since the night her sister was almost burned alive in a fire and they were taken from their mother, Ivy has been the self appointed guardian and guide to her blind twin, Lily When Lily is snatched away and put behind locked doors, Ivy will do whatever it takes to get her sister home, even it means putting her own life in danger.After Benfu and Calli s long lost daughter, Li Jin, is finally reunited with her birth parents, she opens a shelter for displaced people, turning her fortune from destitution and abuse to family and fulfillment But her friend Sami remains consumed by bitterness and Li Jin soon realizes she needs to make a difficult choice between revisiting the past or nurturing her own future.
Bitter Winds The third book of the Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters series Bitter Winds continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli and the abandoned young women in their care Since the night her sist
Writing this review makes me incredibly sad, because while I loved the first two books, this one just did not ring any of my bells I read about 23% of it and just didn t want to pick it up any The plot seemed too obvious and boring I think this is me than the book, as I loved the other ones and want to read the other books by this author So it s a case of right book, just the wrong time I might pick it up again in the future, but until then, I am going to give this 2.5 stars, rounding up to 3 [...]
Kay Bratt has definitely become my go to author Every book she writes brings me into the world of the story being told I am always amazed by the beauty of Kay s stories She brings home to me and her many other devoted fans an insider s view of the Chinese way of life Bitter Winds is the final book in The Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters series In a culture where girls are seemingly not valued, we read about a family devoted to showing girls how wanted they really are The devotion and love of B [...]
Bitter Winds Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters, Book 3Book Synopsis Li Jin, given the name Dahlia by Benfu and Calli at her birth, tattooed with a beautiful little dahlia flower on her heel as a baby, was just a month old when she was kidnapped by Benfu s mother and sent away into obscurity Thirty years later, Benfu and Calli s adopted daughter, Linea, conducted a time consuming search to find that stolen daughter Tirelessly, Linea expended her love and effort in the hope of finding Dahlia, so [...]
Story Description Brilliance Audio April 8, 2014 Trade Paperback ISBN 978 1477848999The third book of the Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters series, BITTER WINDS continues the saga of Chinese couple Benfu and Calli, and the abandoned young women in their care Since the night her sister was almost burned alive in a fire and they were taken from their mother, Ivy has been the self appointed guardian and guide to her blind twin, Lily When Lily is snatched away and put behind locked doors, Ivy will [...]
I wasn t aware that Bitter Winds was the third in a series when I ordered it it works as a standalone novel but I think would have made sense if it had been read in order The cast of characters is large, and I spent a good bit of time thinking Now, who is this person again But the story concentrates mainly on four characters Lily Ivy, twin teenagers, Lily being a blind violinist and Ivy her guide through life Li Jin, who runs the shelter they all live in and acts as chef and Sami, Li Jin s frie [...]
Bitter winds is the third book in the series Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters by Kay Bratt I saw another review that said you don t have to read the other books but in my opinion it is helpful to read them I think I would feel like I did not know what was going on if I had not read the other books in the series The story picks up where Tangled Vines finishes Benfu and Calli s biological daughter Dahlia or Li Jin, as she prefers as that is what she has been called her entire life, now lives wit [...]
I didn t find this novel quite as good as the second in the series, Tangled Vines , but I still enjoyed it greatly I enjoy reading of Benfu, Cali and their family of adopted daughters and I feel as though I truly know them after reading all three novels in quick succession Their stories are full of hope, based upon the strength of the human spirit and the compassion that one person shows to another human being I always finish these novels feeling slightly better about the world, even in the face [...]
it s okCan t really recommend but it passed the time Can t put my finger on it but maybe it was just too sappy for me.
I love Benfu and Calli and their family of rescued daughters This book mostly focuses on Ivy and Lily, the sixteen year old twin girls who are growing up Lily is blind, but sometimes feels smothered by her protective twin She wants some Independence and a chance to show some self sufficiency She wants confirmation from strangers that she really does play the violin as well as her family says, so she talks Ivy into taking her to a park play at a festival Ivy gets annoyed with her and leaves for a [...]
Bitter Winds Tales of the Scavenger s Daughters, Book 3 Li Jin, given the name Dahlia by Benfu and Calli at her birth, tattooed with a beautiful little dahlia flower on her heel as a baby, was just a month old when she was kidnapped by Benfu s mother and sent away into obscurity Thirty years later, Benfu and Calli s adopted daughter, Linea, conducted a time consuming search to find that stolen daughter Tirelessly, Linea expended her love and effort in the hope of finding Dahlia, so as to grant s [...]
This was the third book in the story of Befu and Calli so I came into it blind.Ivy is very protective of her blind sister Lily She feels that she must do everything in her power to protect her When Lily is abducted Ivy will do all she could to get her safely back On the other side Befu and Calli s long lost daughter is found but she is also caught up in the family saga of whether she should look forward or stay in the past.An intriguing story especially from a female point of view, where the gir [...]
Another great read from Kay Bratt I love how her characters continue to grow and develop with each book Callie and Benfu s biological daughter continues her journey to find herself and the twins land themselves in trouble that seems to have no solution And a unseen hero comes out of the woodwork to help.
Enjoy the series, this entry less so I m fascinated by Chinese history and I really appreciated some of the topics Ms Bratt attempted to explore I was less impressed with execution and started to get frustrated with the repetition of the character traits.
A beautiful story about life s difficulties and triumphs for a different type of family living in eastern China I strongly suggest reading the first books in this series before this one so you get the whole picture and depth of the many situations that occur.
Enjoyed itThe human rights issues and mistreatment of women In China needs to be exposed and changed This book highlighted some of those issues The writing style and story did sometimes get frustrating and predictable but overall it is worth the read It has a happy ending.
Great TeadI totally enjoy the way the author makes her characters come alive in such a way that we see ourselves in them, our hopes, our dreams, and even the dark side of our human nature The love between family members is beautifully portrayed in all her books.
Bitter windsAnother well written story based on many true stories of Chinese life The story of these young women and their grandparents love is inspiring Submitted by Mrs M Shults.
Continuing SagaBy now i have to see what happens next in this continuing Saga of the Scavengers daughter What a good job of making you feel like these characters are family Next read please.
Love this series Interesting historical series and characters Halfway through and cannot wait to read the next two books and find out about the family.
This is the 3rd book in a 4 book series It s sooooo good just can t seem to get enough of the stories, characters and plot.
I m rest for Book 4 in the series
Reader CommentsIf you are an orphan then please read this novel Let it help you to bring down the walls you have built up to keep people from getting close to you.
Kay Bratt tells interesting and important stories I m grateful for her advocacy for children and for being a voice for those who have little power Another excellent book in this series
I enjoyed the book couldn t put it down
I hope Kay Bratt enjoyed her over 4 years almost 5 years adventuring in China, because I m pretty sure she doesn t have big fans in either the Chinese government or among native Chinese people, no matter how many pin yin words appear in her glossary Taking on mental institutions, lawless imprisonment, Falun Gong, poverty, and prostitution is applauded, but elementary writing of monochromatic, western washed, Chinese characters, with a dash of superiority thrown in, unpalatable at best.While not [...]
Not having read the first two in the series of The Scavenger s Daughters by Kay Bratt when I received the third book Bitter Winds I expected there would be confusion or gaps in the story but found this was not the case at all This author skillfully involved the reader into the third book and its characters so seamlessly, it read as a stand alone book Set in modern China, but a smaller city, a family once torn apart struggles to reunite itself and also build a residential center for homeless citi [...]
Kay Bratt always has a moral in her stories I m noticing a recurring lessonabout bitterness The story of Li Jin and Sami here is a prime example of what bitterness can do to us if we don t let it go Li Jin lets go and finds happiness being surrounded by her family Though surrounded by the same family, Sami is filled with bitterness and hate.Why Because she won t let herself be loved and will not let herself love others You can t be hurt that way, right But through her story, we see that s def no [...]
I have really enjoyed this series It is all about what truly makes someone a part of a family I liked that this book focused on Ivy and Lily and that we got details about their early childhood The storyline with Sami, though, was sad and disturbing.
So well told This was a great story with a mostly happy ending What a great way to continue the legacy of Benfu and Calli
Kay Bratt spent almost five years in China when her husband s job took them there While there, she volunteered in Chinese orphanages Much of what she experienced learned while there is incorporated in these works of fiction Benfu his wife have a huge heart for children have brought many abandoned little girls into their home to raise as their own Each child has a unique background and issues they need to work through receive much love support from their new home to help them along the way The hi [...]