Song Nai Rhee Announces Release of ‘Beautiful as the Rainbow’

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Historical tale takes readers through a stirring tale of forced betrothal being transformed into a genuine and lasting romance.

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Masako’s story is about the power of human spirit transforming misfortunes, adversities, and unwished destinies into patches of paradise as beautiful as the rainbow.

Moved after learning about the extraordinary life story of Nashimoto Masako, a beautiful Japanese princess of noble character, author Song Nai Rhee felt compelled to pen “Beautiful as the Rainbow: Nashimoto Masako, a Japanese Princess against All Odds for Love, Life, and Happiness,” a historical romance novel about an extraordinary love story (published by Inspiring Voices).

Based on true events, “Beautiful as the Rainbow” takes readers back to early 20th century Japan and Korea in mortal conflicts where they follow a beautiful Japanese princess and Korea’s last crown prince being brought together by forces beyond their control.

While being groomed to become the wife of Crown Prince Hirohito, future emperor of Japan, Japan’s military rulers suddenly decided to give Princess Masako to Yi Eun, Korea’s crown prince, for political purposes.

Like a fish in a net or a bird in a snare, Princess Masako turned and twisted to live, to be free, and to be happy. Painfully aware that events in her life were beyond her control, however, she decided to accept her destiny. Even so, the imposed destiny would not control her, for she decided to become a heroine, not a victim of her misfortunes.

Masako’s story is about “the power of human spirit transforming misfortunes, adversities, and unwished destinies into patches of paradise as beautiful as the rainbow,” says Rhee.

As readers follow Princess Masako in her calm but determined pursuit of life, love and happiness with courage, faith, hope, dignity and honor in the midst of cruelties, treacheries and misfortunes, “Beautiful as the Rainbow” will have them both cheering and weeping with its heroine along the way.

“Beautiful as the Rainbow”
By Song Nai Rhee
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781462407088
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 286 pages | ISBN 9781462407064
E-Book | 286 pages | ISBN 9781462407071
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Song Nai Rhee grew up in Korea during World War II and served as a translator for the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He came to the U.S. in 1955 for higher education, earning two bachelor’s degrees, four master’s degrees and two PhDs. His academic specialties include ancient Israel and the Near East, China, Korea and Japan. For 40 years, he taught at a small private college on the west coast.

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