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"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies," said Jojen. "The man who never reads lives only one." - George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Release Day for... Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim!

Today's the day! Roselle Lim's latest book, Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop is released today and on the shelves of your favorite book store! Do you like fun, fresh writing with a little romane sprinkled on top? Dive in to Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop then! Here's the blurb from the publisher...

From the critically acclaimed author of Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune comes a new delightful novel about exploring all the magical possibilities of life in the most extraordinary city of all: Paris.

Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people's fortunes—or misfortunes—in tealeaves.

Ever since she can remember, Vanessa has been able to see people's fortunes at the bottom of their teacups. To avoid blurting out their fortunes, she converts to coffee, but somehow fortunes escape and find a way to complicate her life and the ones of those around her. To add to this plight, her romance life is so nonexistent that her parents enlist the services of a matchmaking expert from Shanghai.

After her matchmaking appointment, Vanessa sees death for the first time. She decides that she can't truly live until she can find a way to get rid of her uncanny abilities. When her eccentric Aunt Evelyn shows up with a tempting offer to whisk her away, Vanessa says au revoir to California and bonjour to Paris. There, Vanessa learns more about herself and the root of her gifts and realizes one thing to be true: knowing one's destiny isn't a curse, but being unable to change it is.

About the Author...
Roselle Lim is a Filipino Chinese writer who came to Canada from the Philippines as a young teen and learned English by watching wrestling shows on television. She has a degree in humanities and history from York University.

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."

Want to learn more about Roselle Lim? Check out her website at RosselleLim.com.

Want to read an excerpt?! Follow this link to PenguinRandomhouse.com! You can also listen to an excerpt of the audio book.

Watch for my review of Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop later in the week! I was fortunate to receive an advance digital copy from the publisher, Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin Random House and I LOVED it!

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