by Kirsty Manning
“The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel” is a wonderfully-written and compelling novel of friendship, courage, love and World War II history of Shanghai. Kirsty Manning is the author of this best-selling novel. Kirsty Manning lives in northern New South Wales. She has degrees in communication and literature and now worked as an editor and publishing manager in the book. In “The Song of the Jade Lily”, the story follows young Romy Bernfeld and her parents, who escape the growing killings occurring before the start of World War II by fleeing to China, just one of the insufficient countries, shanghai that willingly accepted Jewish refugees at the time.
Romy meets with Nina, and become closer friends. Romy granddaughter Alexandra, who comes to Melbourne, Australia where her grandparents live after the war to see her dying grandfather one more time. Her grandfather discovers long-buried secrets in her parents’ and grandparents’ past that set her on a journey back to Shanghai to search for the truth about her ancestry. To know about the secret, read this popular novel.