This heart warming story takes place with the same family but centuries apart in China. Lily and Snow Flower are brought together in a Laotong friendship. A life long bond between the two women. Amid civil unrest and gender discrimination of the era, the pair deal with life’s hardships. These sworn sisters continue to communicate through the scret Chinese language of nushu and hiding their stories and messages with in the folds of delicate silk fans.
Moving ahead centuries to present day Shanghai, the Laotong’s descendants Nina and Shophia struggle to maintain the intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers and complicated love lives. With two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship.