S: SNOW FLOWER and the SECRET FAN
FC: SNOW FLOWER and the SECRET FAN | Written by: Lisa See
1: Lilly was born into a middle class family in Puwei, a village in Yongming County. Since she was a girl, she was considered useless, but she longed to love and be loved, especially by her mother.
2: It was time to start the foot-binding process for Lilly, but a matchmaker Madam Wang came to the house and said to hold off for one more year. She said that Lilly fits all the eight characters and could have a loatong match. She gave Lilly a fan from her loatong, Snow Flower.
4: Lilly met Snow Flower and they went to the Temple of Gupo to sign an agreement that they were going to be loyal loatongs for life.
6: ELEPHANTS AT PATARA FARM | November 12
7: Years pasted, Lilly and Snow Flower were married out of their natal homes into families they did not know and husbands they never met. Lilly was lucky and married into the Lu family, the highest ranked in Jiatian. However, Snow Flower was less fortunate and married into a butchers home. They continued writing back and forth in their Secret Fan, and still visited the Temple regularly.
8: ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SUNSET OFF KRABI POINT | November 11 | When Lilly had gone to visit Snow Flower and her family, tragedy struck. The rebels came in and everyone had to escape into the mountains.
9: Lilly was separated from her family for months.
10: When they got back from the mountains, Lilly started getting impatient with Snow Flower and tried her best to forget about her loatong.
11: Lilly finally found someone that loved her for who she was, but lost her because of all her pride.
12: READ THE REST OF THE STORY TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO LILLY'S AND SNOW FLOWER'S LOATONG RELATIONSHIP. TO LEARN ABOUT LILLY'S LIFE STORY AND THE CHINESE CULTURE.