Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune

At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco's Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She's even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother's restaurant.

The neighborhood seer reads the restaurant's fortune in the leaves: Natalie must cook three recipes from her grandmother's cookbook to aid her struggling neighbors before the restaurant will succeed. Unfortunately, Natalie has no desire to help them try to turn things around--she resents the local shopkeepers for leaving her alone to take care of her agoraphobic mother when she was growing up. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, Natalie starts to realize that maybe her neighbors really have been there for her all along.

Title:Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984803252
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    Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune Reviews

  • Jennifer

    Culture, family, romance, magic, and food. Oh, the food! Everything about this story can be felt and tasted, and it was such an enjoyable reading experience. I especially appreciated the generous atte...

  • Helen Hoang

    I absolutely loved this book. It's warm and bubbly and filled with magic, community, and great food. They need to make a movie of it, and you want to read it. And then watch it....

  • Tadiana ?Night Owl?

    On sale now! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:A bitter, ongoing quarrel with her mother about her career plans to be a chef led Natalie Tan to leave her San Francisco home in anger. Seven yea...

  • Hamad

    “Wishes are worth nothing because there’s so many of them. If they turned into stars, there will be no sky left.” 🌟 There is something magical about books in the magic realism genre, I mean...

  • Tucker

    Many thanks to Berkely for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review Such was the beauty of sadness. It turned the hollowness of the heart into something as beautiful as the loss it suffered...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Such a cute, whimsical read! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 🌉Natalie Tan is a chef, though her mother never accepts the idea of that career. The two have been estranged for more than seven years when Natalie find...

  • Toni

    This book was a delightful surprise. Light, enjoyable, magical and, above all, delicious, as food and savouring food is an integral part of this wonderful debut novel by Roselle Lim.Natalie Tan gets t...

  • Susanne  Strong

    5 Lovely Stars!Be Still My Little Heart “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune” was completed unexpected, an absolute gem! Once I started reading I completely fell for it and I think you will too...

  • Katie B

    This was a cute story that worked quite well as a lazy Sunday afternoon read. And while the cultural aspects certainly enhanced the story, I do think some other elements fell flat in terms of providin...

  • PorshaJo

    Review to come....