Today is my stop for the international blog tour for one of my anticipated reads of the year and the book is Natalie Tan’s Book Of Luck And Fortune by Roselle Lim. Before we can proceed, I would firstly like to thank the host for organising this blog tour and also for letting me aboard. Thank you Rafael @theroyalpolarbearreads
Also, here are the schedule for the entire span of the blog tour:
Rafael of The Royal Polar Bear Reads
Aleks of Mind of Luxe
Jessica of Endless Chapters
Pragati of The Inked In Book Blog
Myrth of Tales Past Midnight
Erica of Living a Hundred Lives
Gerald of Gerald The Bookworm
Shaine of Wanderer in Neverland
Kat of Reading After Ten
Shaa of Moonlight Pages
Beatrice of Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Kat H of Novels & Waffles
Jen of Jen D Bibliophile
Rain of bookdragonism
Princess of Princess and Pages
Samantha of We Live and Breathe Books
Fatina of The Infinity Words
Naadhira of Legendbooksdary
Cherry of Tale Out Loud
Title: Natalie Tan’s Book Of Luck And Fortune
Author: Roselle Lim
Publisher: Berkley Books
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: June 11, 2019
Lush and visual, chock-full of delicious recipes, Roselle Lim’s magical debut novel is about food, heritage, and finding family in the most unexpected places.
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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Roselle Lim was born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada as a child. She lived in north Scarborough in a diverse, Asian neighbourhood.
She found her love of writing by listening to her lola (paternal grandmother’s) stories about Filipino folktales. Growing up in a household where Chinese superstition mingled with Filipino Catholicism, she devoured books about mythology, which shaped the fantasies in her novels.
An artist by nature, she considers writing as “painting with words.”