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Can’t Wait Wednesday # Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you’re continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.

The book I am waiting for this Wednesday is…

Book synopsis:

Vanessa Yu never wanted to see people’s fortunes—or misfortunes—in tea leaves.

Ever since she can remember, Vanessa Yu 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.

The day before her matchmaking appointment, Vanessa accidentally sees her own fate: death by traffic accident. 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 America and bonjour to Paris. While working at her aunt Evelyn’s tea stall at a Parisian antique market, Vanessa performs some matchmaking of her own, attempting to help reconnect her aunt with a lost love. As she learns more about herself and the root of her gifts, she realizes one thing to be true: knowing one’s destiny isn’t a curse, but being unable to change it is.


Why I would like to read this book:

I was swept away by the author’s debut novel ‘Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune’. It was sweet, adorable, full of magic and delicious recipes that could give you love, tenderness, or courage, depending on what you need the most in your life.

I expect this book to be heartfelt and romantic, and focus on family ties and self-discovery in the City of Light.

Title: Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop

Author: Roselle Lim

Publisher: Berkley

No of pages: 320

Expected Publication Date: August 4, 2020.

  • Have you read Roselle Lim’s previous book ‘Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune’? if yes, did you like it?
  • Do you like ‘magical realism’?
  • Do you like fiction books that focus on food or food preparation? What is your favourite one?

6 replies on “Can’t Wait Wednesday # Vanessa Yu’s Magical Paris Tea Shop by Roselle Lim”

  1. I did not read Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune, but I think I will be adding it to my list and seeing where I can find it. This book sounds very intriguing. I love the premise.


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