The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M.H. Boroson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A strong 3.5 starts for this mix of historical fiction and martial arts, plus a strong female character. I know that the author (or publisher) is going for some sort of "Girl with..." recognition but I did take offense that the "girl" here is in her 20s and a widow, not a teen! The author's notes at the end, explaining the melange of belief and fighting systems that was created here are helpful, particularly for those who might want to learn more and find things aren't quite the way they're described in this book. At the end, readers will wonder if this is part of a series or not (either way works).
ARC provided by publisher.