Friday, April 11, 2014

The Fortune Cafe, Delightful new book

The Fortune Café
A Tangerine Street Romance
a novel in three parts
Here is a terrific new 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's another book coming soon by these three authors. Can't wait!

Here's a little more about the book:

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 but she accidentally cracks one open anyway. “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, but after breaking her lucky necklace, everything turns upside down. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows. And she realizes she might need to consider taking her fortune of “True love is for the brave, not the lucky” to heart.

TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed but reluctant to complicate her straightforward life. 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?

About the Authors
Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen. She’s written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Award winner, and feels she’s finally getting the hang of this writing gig. She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools. She loves reading, eating writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie’s favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise, but has a healthy respect for ice cream. Visit her at her Amazon Page or Website:
Melanie Bennett Jacobson is an avid reader, amateur cook, and champion shopper. She consumes astonishing amounts of chocolate, chick flicks, and romance novels. After meeting her husband online, she is now living happily married in Southern California with her growing family and a series of doomed houseplants. Melanie is a former English teacher and a sometime blogger who loves to laugh and make others laugh. In her down time (ha!), she writes romantic comedies and pines after beautiful shoes. Visit her Amazon Page or Website:

Heather B. Moore
 is a USA Today bestselling author. She writes historical thrillers under the pen name H.B. Moore, her latest is Finding Sheba. Under Heather B. Moore she writes romance and women’s fiction. She’s the co-author of The Newport Ladies Book Club series. Other women’s novels include Heart of the Ocean, The Fortune Café, the Aliso Creek Series, and the Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology Series. Visit herAmazon Page or  Blog:

I received a review copy of this book which in no way affected my honest opinion.


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