An interesting look at the lives of women in China during the 19th century. The story revolves around the lives of two friends. I became very engrossed with this book, despite some of the content. As a very sensual book, I cannot recommend it very highly.
Mentions spousal abuse. Describes a miscarriage. Describes in detail foot binding. Describes the death of a few different people, including blood poisoning. Has some parental abuse seem expected and right.
Sexual References: Extreme
Somewhat explicit about marital "bed business." Lisa avoids using explicit language, but gets the point across. Snow Flower and Lily seem to have a very sensual relationship, sleeping in the same bed together. The sexual references seem to permeate the book, with only a few breaks. Snow Flower walks the line between Heavy and Extreme. Personally, it is a book that I probably should have put down.
Offensive Language: Light?
I do not recall any swearing or cursing, but have a hard time giving it a "None" rating, as I may have just been distracted with the other content.
Overall Content Rating: Heavy