The Jade Bracelet

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All Lingchuan wanted when she travels to Beijing on her own the year before college was to see the city of her childhood without being held back by her family, but fate has more in store for her. On a visit to the Forbidden City, Lingchuan ventures into a locked up area of the palace, and before she knows it, her jade bracelet has transported her back in time to the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Magically, everyone recognizes her as the emperor's adopted daughter, and Lingchuan must play the part of a Qing princess as best as she can while trying to find her way back home. But with new friendships like she never had and the strong attraction to the prince that she feels, Lingchuan's starts to wonder if she even wants to go home again.

Yunhua had thought that the most exciting events in her life had been when her mother called her and her twin sister to her deathbed and informed them that the emperor was their father. The two girls had traveled to Beijing, where their father gives them the titles of princesses and houses them in their own little palace. Soon, Yunlu's life in the palace is as complicated as it can be when powerful women detest her existence, when her best friend loses her memory and then escapes the palace, and when, through all this time, she nurtures a love that will probably never amount to anything. Will Yunlu ever find her happiness?

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The Jade Bracelet

Submitted: October 30, 2011

All Lingchuan wanted when she travels to Beijing on her own the year before college was to see the city of her childhood without being held back by her family, but fate has more in store for her. On a visit to the Forbidden City, Lingchuan ventures into a locked up area of the palace, and before she knows it, her jade bracelet has transported her back in time to the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. Magically, everyone recognizes her as the emperor's adopted daughter, and Lingchuan must play the part of a Qing princess as best as she can while trying to find her way back home. But with new friendships like she never had and the strong attraction to the prince that she feels, Lingchuan's starts to wonder if she even wants to go home again.

Yunhua had thought that the most exciting events in her life had been when her mother called her and her twin sister to her deathbed and informed them that the emperor was their father. The two girls had traveled to Beijing, where their father gives them the titles of princesses and houses them in their own little palace. Soon, Yunlu's life in the palace is as complicated as it can be when powerful women detest her existence, when her best friend loses her memory and then escapes the palace, and when, through all this time, she nurtures a love that will probably never amount to anything. Will Yunlu ever find her happiness?
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