[POPSUGAR] Best 2019 Summer Books for Women

“Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune” is one of Popsugar’s Best 2019 Summer Books for Women.

When Natalie Tan returns home after her mother dies, she is shocked to discover she inherited her grandmother's restaurant. After all, Natalie hadn't spoken to her mother in seven years because she didn't support her career as a chef. But now she is back in San Francisco's Chinatown. Will she stay and try to revitalize her family's restaurant? Natalie Tan's Book of Luck and Fortune is a delight — filled with magic and love and, best of all, recipes!

Roselle Kaes
Fabulous Booklist Review for Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

Infused with the flavors of Chinese cuisine and sprinkled with magic, Lim’s debut will be a treat for fans of Mary Simses, Ashton Lee, and Nina George. Her prose is infectious, with a cinematic flair. Readers will fall in love with Natalie, her multifaceted supporting cast, and the sights, sounds, and smells of San Francisco. This bighearted and deeply-felt story stirs together mourning, nostalgia, and the freedom of new possibilities.



Roselle Kaes
[She Reads] Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019

She Reads picked “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune” as one of their Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019!

Natalie Tan left Chinatown behind long ago when her mother wouldn’t support her dreams of being a chef. Returning after her mother’s death, she’ll be left to grieve and take care of the restaurant she just inherited from her grandmother. Despite her dislike of the city, she will soon learn that all she needs is a little love from the community to finally feel part of the place she once called home.

Roselle Kaes
[Good Housekeeping] The 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019

Good Housekeeping includes “Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune” as one of their picks for The 25 Best New Books for Summer 2019.

Natalie Tan returns to her childhood home in San Francisco after news of her estranged mother's death. They often fought about Natalie's dreams to become a chef, so there's an additional shock when she learns she's inherited her grandmother's restaurant. One Goodreads reviewer suggested that you read it on an empty stomach, because you'll devour every word. 

Roselle Kaes

Berkley Invests in Lim’s Debut

After winning two books at auction for six figures, Cindy Hwang at Berkley will publish Roselle Lim’s debut novel, Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and FortuneJenny Bent at the Bent Agency brokered the deal, which includes a second, currently untitled novel, for U.S., Canadian, and translation rights. Berkley said Natalie Tan, slated for summer 2019, is “a heartwarming novel of magical realism in which an aspiring chef returns home to San Francisco following her estranged mother’s death and must master a series of enchanted recipes in order to revive her family’s old Chinatown restaurant.” The second book in the deal is scheduled for summer 2020.

Source: Publisher's Weekly

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