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Read A Bride’s Story 12

Read A Bride’s Story, Vol. 12 (A Bride’s Story, #12) by Kaoru Mori

Acclaimed creator Kaoru Mori’s tale of life on the nineteenth-century Silk Road continues. Camera in tow, Smith retraces his journey to photograph the people and places that have come to mean so much to him. Though he has vast ground to cover, the inevitable delays of travel afford Smith an opportunity to rest and reflect. On Amir and Karluk, who have since sought the tutelage of Karluk’s hardy brother-in-law. On Pariya, struggling to complete the elaborate embroideries for her dowry. On the young, energetic twin brides, Laila and Leily. On the grand mansion that is to be the first stop on his return journey…

I really like Talas and the chapter with her shining and doing photography is fun. I know stormy waters are ahead for her when they make it to England but I want it to work out!!!

I liked the little mashup pieces checking in on all the main characters.

This volume it seems like the author had some fun with panel design. The chapter Hair has black borders for nighttime, and the chapter in Persia has beautiful floral illustrations making dreamy loose divisions and borders.

By Tracy Durnell

Writer and designer in the Seattle area. Freelance sustainability consultant. Reach me at She/her.

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