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Author Signing: Sally Jo Messersmith, AWAKEN HANA

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July 28, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


All Seasons
All Ages


Horizon Books downtown Traverse City
243 E. Front Street
Traverse City, MI United States
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(231) 941-6584

Sun’hi hears a girl screaming and attempts to rescue the girl. But, the screaming voice is her own. In the mist of this nightmare she finds a dream. A “doraji,” a flower that is a symbol of her and her fiancé’s love for each other. She grabs the flower before being taken into China from her love, family, country, and God.

Ju, has found love or has Love found him? Before he can find the answer to this question it is lost, as his beloved is taken from him. Ju, becomes hardened. Will Love find him again? The quest that he is sent on by an unseen Person is a journey of True Love.

Sun’hi and Ju are preparing to marry within the day in North Korea. But, hours before their ceremony, the couple are ambushed and Sun’hi is captured. She is forced to marry a man from China. After the birth of their first child, her husband destroys the baby girl, leaving her childless. Soon, Sun’hi gives birth to another girl after pledging to keep her daughter safe. She disguises her as a boy, a task that is easier now that her husband works in Russia. As her child grows older, Sun’hi fears her secret will be exposed. But, when she takes ”him” to the marketplace on “his” fifth birthday, she finds a miracle with the power to change everything as the past intertwines with the present and leads to the Truth