Book Thoughts by Rachelle:
Here is a terrific book with three authors that I love–seriously, you can’t go wrong when you read anything by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, or Heather Moore!
This book was a quick read because it’s like three short stories blended into one book. Each story stands on its own but is loosely connected by The Fortune Cafe, where the fortune cookies have a bit of magic because the fortunes all come true!
Mis-Fortune by Julie Wright features Emma, and her great voice and quirky characteristics make her easy to relate to and root for. Each of the characters are vivid and Wright’s style shines through in this witty romance.
Love, Not Luck by Melanie Jacobson features Lucky Lucy who suddenly isn’t so lucky. She has a fire and determination that shines with Jacobson’s usual talent of giving each of her characters a distinct voice.
Takeout by Heather Moore is about the charming Stella who is willing to sacrifice everything for others and finally gets a chance to find out what her heart needs and wants. Some great kissing and romantic tension going on in this one with a beautiful setting and perfect ending.
I highly recommend this book, and guess what? There are three other sets of books in this series by these three authors!
Here’s more about the book:
The Fortune Café
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)
Welcome to Tangerine Street
Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Fortune Café, situated in the middle of this charming collection of shops and cafés on Tangerine Street, is a Chinese restaurant unlike any other because, well, to be honest, the fortunes found in the cookies all come true…
MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidentally cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.
LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky . . . until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows.
TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. No more boyfriend to worry about, and as long as she stays busy, she doesn’t have to dwell on her non-existent love life. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed. But she is reluctant to complicate her straightforward life, so when she reads her fortune after ordering takeout from The Fortune Café, she completely ignores it. After all, how can a fortune as vague as “Do the thing you fear and love is certain,” apply to her?
Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series:
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop
The Mariposa Hotel
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