In often raw emotional terms, No Price Too Great tells the story
of a Chinese business woman and an American lawyer who met and fell
in love while they still lived in separate worlds. The book presents
the difficulties, the hopes, the dreams, the fears, and the sometimes
crushing and overpowering feelings that were experienced when trying
to bring three people from two totally different cultures into one
This book deals openly and candidly with how differences in age
and race and culture between two lovers both before and after they
became husband and wife impacted their lives. It also shows the
prejudice that exists in surprising places and in surprising ways,
even within the same race.
The daily chronicle of events after this family was finally together
in America is heartwarming and refreshing. It is also true, and
because it is told in first person just as it was written when the
events happened, it is hard to put the book down.
Ultimately this book tells the story of a love that would not be
denied The story of an American man, a Chinese woman, and a Chinese
girl whose bond became so strong that nothing could keep them from
becoming a family.
Within this beautiful love story is the compelling and touching
story about a teenage Chinese girl who had never known a father.
It tells how she came to love and accept a round eyed man who lived
on another continent as her own father, and how he in turn came
to love her as his own daughter. It also tells how in the end it
was their devotion to each other and to the woman they both loved
that helped overcome the most difficult obstacle they faced before
they could finally fulfill their lifelong dream of having a warm
and loving family.
Comments by Readers
The author expected that the book would appeal more to female readers,
and he received rave reviews from them, even from Chinese women,
● “It is so sad ... . It is so happy! ... I must to print pages
again. My tears make ink run. I can not see words.”
But the comments from male readers were shocking to the author.
Here are some comments from male readers:
● “This book will make you laugh and it will make you cry. You
will experience sadness and loneliness, happiness and despair. If
you are not crying as you read the closing chapters in this book,
then you have no emotion.”
● “Ok, I have printed and read the final chapters more than 5 times
today. Thank goodness [my fiancee] was at school lest she see tears
streaming down my face each time I read them.”
● “I want to say it’s just your eloquent writing -- but something
else is at work here. Your writing is superb.”
● “I was stunned by your finish. I have tried to rationalize the
differences in age between myself and my fiancee. Your book cut
to the chase and left me teetering on the abyss.”
● “Your emotional story cut to the core of the issues that my fiancee
and I face. You have brilliantly articulated my most feared nightmare.”
● “A truly fine piece of work. Edit, embellish, publish -- know
that I will certainly buy a copy.”
● “I liked your book so well that I sent a copy to my fiancée in
China. I can already tell you that what she has read so far has
brought her to tears many times and to great laughter and joy many
times as well.”
● “I just read to the end. Very beautiful book. I just want to
thank you for everything you've shared. It touched my heart deeply”.
● “I was in tears more than once reading your book. I liked it
so much I sent a copy to my fiancée in China. She called me crying
at 4 a. m. to say it is the most wonderful story she has ever read.
Your story has given us hope and the endurance to carry on and for
this we thank you so much.”