I've never been one that's really into historical fiction. I've read it, I've enjoyed it, but I don't actively seek it out. That being said, I was fairly excited to read this book. Something about the premise appealed to me, and as I started reading it, it didn't disappoint.
War torn Siagon, music, drugs, it's all there. I loved the dark beauty of this story. Like a flower that blooms in the dust, it was just lovely. The romance of the war coupled with the drama, and the love story that she finds herself in the middle of really kept me reading. There's more to this story than romance. There's some awful things that are addressed in this book, which unfortunatly are just the reality of the era. Orphans, death, drugs, prostitution. Nothing graphic, but this book wouldn't have been realistic if these things had not been included.
In short, I really enjoyed, it. It was realistic, it was darkly beautiful, and it was a short read. I reccomend it.