The Cherry Blossom Rarely Smiles: An Impossible Love Story Spanning Decades, Continents and Defying Cultures
By: Ioana Lee
In this powerful memoir spanning decades, The Cherry Blossom Rarely Smiles shows the life of a young Romanian woman who grew up in a communist dictatorship, dreaming of the day she would travel and see the world. While studying Japanese and English, the young woman meets a sophisticated and wealthy man, a young Japanese aristocrat. A story full of love, dramatic misunderstandings, and failures, will Ioana overcome such challenges and find true love?
About the Author
Ioana Lee is from a small town in Romania. She was determined to break free from an oppressive regime, get educated and see the world. She speaks 7 languages, has several degrees, had her own international TV show, volunteers at the University Club of Washington DC, published 5 bilingual books in Europe, and is determined to be a bridge across cultures. She still writes while pursuing other multicultural, multilingual projects. She resides in Washington D.C.
(2021, paperback, 594 pages)