Can’t-Wait Wednesday: “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune” by Roselle Lim

Can't Wait Wednesday

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted Tressa at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted Jill at Breaking the Spine.


It’s been a long while since I’ve done this. Life has been getting in the way of blogging, but I’m trying to create a new routine for myself so I can go back to regularly posting. Anyway, this week I’m featuring a wonderfully magical book for CWW.



Title: Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune
Author: Roselle Lim
Publication Date: July 11, 2019
Imprint: Berkley
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Get it: IndieBound | Book Depository | Barnes and Noble | Amazon | Kobo

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.

I finished Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune last week and I loved it. Trust me, this book will make you HUNGRY. I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it. I have my review for this one ready to be publish on release day next week and I can’t wait to see more people fall in love with this story.



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