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 At the news of her mother's death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn't spoken since Natalie left in anger seve...

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Title:Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune
Author:Roselle Lim
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Genres:Romance
ISBN:1984803255
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune Reviews

  • Jennifer
    Jun 17, 2019
    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 attention given to the importance of preserving heritage and community as shown throughout...
  • Nafiza
    Jun 17, 2018
    I read an early copy of this and enjoyed the way magic and reality met and were woven together to create a truly delicious book that will be a gourmand's delight. I look forward to reading the finished version as I reckon it's going to be even more amazing. ...
  • Linden
    Apr 08, 2019
    Natalie, living in Montreal when she learns that her estranged mother has died, goes back to San Francisco?s Chinatown to attend to the details. Her mother suffered from agoraphobia, and Natalie learns how much the people in the community had helped her. Natalie loves to cook (and pr...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    Mar 25, 2019
    Lim's debut novel is indeed every bit as magical, emotional, and heart warming as it claims to be. Full of grieving, moving on, finding oneself, and a community coming together to help their own, it truly is one you don't want to miss out on and will leave a lasting impression. ...
  • Susanne  Strong
    Jul 14, 2019
    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! Natalie Tan returns home to Chinatown upon the loss of her mother to who...
  • Alexa
    Apr 16, 2019
    Buddy read with Madalyn & Melanie! 3.5 stars. I truly enjoyed a lot of the aspects of this novel - the depictions of food and the process of cooking, the culture that wove itself into the tale, the mix of characters as well. I do think it might translate even better as a film, b...
  • Sophia
    Jun 01, 2019
    The idea of exploring the world beyond the dragon gate of San Francisco's Chinatown through a heartwarming story of loss, love, and a dying neighborhood's hope seemed like just the thing. I read this book knowing it was a debut novel and shook my head with surprise because it felt rich...
  • Julie
    Oct 12, 2019
    Natalie Tan?s Book of Luck & Fortune by Roselle Lim is a 2019 Berkley publication. A Whimsical journey of self-discovery, finding one?s niche, and making your dreams come true! Natalie returns to her Chinatown neighborhood after her mother dies. She hadn?t spoken to he...
  • PorshaJo
    May 31, 2019
    Review to come. ...
  • Katie Zhao
    Aug 29, 2018
    Sometimes you read a book that makes you cry, that's so deeply personal to your lived experience that it crushes your heart and fills it up at the same time. NATALIE TAN'S BOOK OF LUCK AND FORTUNE is one such book for me. This book has everything my Chinese diaspora heart could eve...
  • Larry H
    Jul 21, 2019
    4.5 stars What a wonderful book this was, full of emotion, hope, food, love, and even a little magic. But be warned, you'll be craving Chinese food long after the book has ended!! Seven years ago, Natalie left her home in San Francisco's Chinatown after she and her mother disagre...
  • Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
    May 20, 2019
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer... The Buzz I actually saw this listed on a #YARC2019 twitter recommendation and was so happy that I went for it. I've been neglecting contemporary reads and this was just what I needed. I like that its adult but that new adul...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    May 27, 2019
    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 years of stubborn silence and globe-wandering later, Natalie is called home by a neig...
  • Corina
    Jun 15, 2019
    With each new debut author from this publisher comes an even more gorgeous cover that just invites the reader to pick it up. Natalie Tan?s Book of Luck and Fortune was a sweet and charming debut novel. It was light on romance, which doesn?t make this a traditional romance nov...
  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    Jul 03, 2019
    Natalie Tan returns home to San Francisco?s Chinatown upon hearing of her mother?s death. The estranged women hadn?t spoken in seven years, and Natalie left her troubled mother at home to pursue her dream of becoming a chef. After traveling the world, Natalie is drawn home to dis...
  • Anna (holdthepage)
    Apr 01, 2019
    I had high hopes for this, and sadly ended up disappointed. Overall, this felt like a wholesome Lifetime movie with a heavy dose of magical realism, and steeped in Chinese culture and cuisine. Plot: Natalie Tan grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown with her agoraphobic moth...
  • Madalyn (Novel Ink)
    Apr 19, 2019
    *3.5 stars* This review originally appeared on Novel Ink. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. cw: death of a loved one; grief; agorophobia Natalie Tan?s Book of Luck &...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Aug 14, 2019
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ This was the book that reconfirmed . . . . . Despite me really diving back into the world of Chick Lit headfirst this year with no regrets, Natalie Tan proved that deep down I?m still a horrible curmudgeon. Th...
  • Kaceey
    Jul 14, 2019
    4.5* What?s that old saying... you can never go home? Maybe so, but what if home is exactly where you need to be? Natalie Tan gets the call no one wants to receive. Her mother has just passed away in San Francisco. It?s time to go back. The trip made even more difficult given t...
  • Hollis
    Apr 23, 2019
    DNF at 46% I hate to be mean but I'm pretty sure I requested an ARC, not a cookbook. While there is a certain amount of magic described by Lim and the healing art of cooking and connection as found in Chinese culture, I'm sorry to say I was bored instead of bewitched. This would...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jun 12, 2019
    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 finds out her mom has passed away. When Natalie returns home to her beloved Chinat...
  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    Jun 01, 2019
    2.5 stars I think I set myself up for disappointment with Natalie Tan?s Book of Luck & Fortune. I expected an epic Like Water for Chocolate meets The Joy Luck Club tale. What I got was a cute story, but one that failed to hold my interest. If you read the synopsis, you pret...
  • Katie B
    Apr 01, 2019
    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 providing substance. I guess what I'm trying to say is I didn't feel a meaningful connection t...
  • Nilufer Ozmekik
    Aug 12, 2019
    3.45, I?m still angry of myself for being ruthless grader but that?s how I felt, I know there?s food, lots of food, tons of food, emotional parts, many, too many, heartwarming and tear-jerker parts, so many great anecdotes, remarkable messages but it didn?t resonate with me so...
  • Hamad
    Jun 04, 2019
    ?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 not literally because that would be obvious but I mean in my relationship with th...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    Jun 16, 2019
    This is a book that absolutely demands to be savored. And savor, I did. It's beautiful and a little heartbreaking and absolutely a masterpiece. Sentimental, but subtle in its execution, Natalie Tan's Book of Love and Fortune is something truly extraordinary with how Natalie explore...
  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Oct 03, 2019
    ?Food comforts and heals, and is the only lover I will ever take.? Love, comfort, loss, food, heart, and a dash of magic make this truly a book that felt good for the soul. Roselle Lim?s debut novel Natalie Tan?s Book of Luck and Fortune truly enchanted me! A stunning debut ...
  • Toni
    Jun 10, 2019
    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 the worst kind of telephone call. Her agoraphobic mother Miranda was found dead jus...
  • Helen Hoang
    Dec 12, 2018
    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. ...
  • Tucker
    Apr 10, 2019
    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. Well, this is awkward. Being sent ARCs is such a blessing that I can?t even...