Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine
Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine continues the love story that Robert Hart did not want the world to discover. He arrived in China in 1854. By 1908, he was the godfather of China’s modernization and the only foreigner the emperor trusted. The Ch’ing Dynasty called him Our Hart.
Our Hart was a Finalist in Historical Fiction at the National Best Books 2010 Awards, and Honorable Mentions in General Fiction at the 2009 Los Angeles Book Festival, 2009 Nashville Book Festival, 2009 London Book Festival and 2009 DIY Book Festival.
(119,000 words; e-book $2.99 USD, paperback $15.95 USD)
Reviews of Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine
“Our Hart is a unique and entertaining read, recommended.” —Midwest Book Review
“Lloyd Lofthouse has penned an intriguing story set in an ancient Chinese dynasty. Political intrigue and matters of the heart are fully explored. … The author has an ear for natural-sounding dialogue, making Our Hart an engaging read.” —A Judge for the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards