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....

  • Julie

    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 h...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kaceey

    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 ...

  • Larry H

    4.5 starsWhat 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, Natal...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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 p...

  • 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...

  • 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 not...