Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune

By Roselle Lim

An uplifting and magical debut about food, coming together and finding family in the most unexpected places. For fans of Jenny Colgan!

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home to San Francisco – it’s time to confront some ghosts from the past.

She is shocked to discover that the vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood of her childhood is fading. And she’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant. Before Natalie can continue her legacy, she must follow the path laid out by the neighbourhood seer, cooking up three recipes from her grandmother’s cookbook to bring luck, courage and love to her struggling neighbours.

Natalie has no desire to help the community that abandoned her to look after her mother all those years ago. But with the support of a surprising new friend and a budding romance, she starts to realise that maybe her neighbours have been there for her all along . . .

Readers are loving Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune:

‘Lovely, quirky, original book, lots of magic, lots of love, lots of heart, lots of fun, lots of yummy food’ Karen Whittard, Netgalley

‘I devoured this book’ Niamh Dunne, Netgalley

‘The food descriptions were so deliciously mouth-watering that I had to order take out dumplings to eat while I was reading!’ Eleanor Leese, Goodreads

‘If you’re looking for a light, airy read that you’ll want to finish within a day (because I did and I loved it)’ Lissanne, Netgalley

What a delightful story! This feel-good story adds in just a touch of magic, to go along with family and friends, a sprinkle of light romance, and tons of great food and recipes’ Subtle Bookish

This book is delicious…a joy’ Gem Fletcher, Netgalley

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 16 Apr 2020
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-836185-3
Roselle Lim is a Filipino-Chinese writer living on the north shore of Lake Erie. She loves to write about food and magic. When she isn\'t writing, she is sewing, sketching, or pursuing the next craft project.

”'Vivid and lyrical with a touch of magic . . . I absolutely loved it” - Helen Hoang, author of The Kiss Quotient

”'Delicious and spellbinding” - Publishers Weekly

”'What a treat! Reminiscent of Joanne Harris’s bestselling novel, Chocolat, Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck & Fortune is heaped with heart and topped with the sweetest sprinkle of magic . . . a mouth-watering tale that’s sure to delight!” - Lori Nelson Spielman, New York Times bestselling author of The Life List

”'This big-hearted and deeply-felt story stirs together mourning, nostalgia, and the freedom of new possibilities” - Booklist