The Fortune Café by Heather B. Moore, Melanie Jacobsen, Julie Wright

If you want to relax and enjoy some entertaining and heartfelt stories, The Fortune Café by Heather B. Moore, Melanie Jacobsen, and Julie Wright is a perfect choice. As the debut novel for the Tangerine Street Romance series, in three novellas The Fortune Café introduces us to Chinese fortunes that really do come true. Cái, the eccentric own of The Fortune Café on Tangerine Street believes that the first fortune a customer receives in his café will become reality, and he takes pride in the way he chooses fortunes for his customers.

Mis-Fortune, the first novella in The Fortune Café, introduces us to Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café. Emma believes in fortunes for everyone else but not for her. When her old high school friend Harrison comes to the café, Emma must rethink her life and what a Chinese fortune can mean for her.

In Love, Not Luck, the second novella in The Fortune Café, Lucy grapples with an engagement that goes badly wrong when her lucky necklace breaks. Depressed by her seeming bad luck in every aspect of her life, Lucy finds escape with Carter her next door neighbor who believes in luck and making time for fun. What Lucy must decide is whether the luck is showered out because of charms or if luck is more of an attitude to be actively embraced.

Takeout, the third novella in The Fortune Café introduces us to Stella and her quiet life repairing jewelry and caring for her diabetic mother. Evan enters Stella’s life as a timely rescuer from an old boyfriend and stale relationship. Evan is definitely not who Stella would consider under normal circumstances, but Stella’s circumstances are not normal.

The Fortune Café does not disappoint and is delightful to read. Full of well written stories that loosely intertwine to engage readers in compelling plots, The Fortune Café speaks to hearts who long for happy endings.

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