Review: Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
Title: Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
Author: Roselle Lim
Release Date: August 4th, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: Become enamored with the splendor of Paris in this heartwarming and delightful story about writing one’s own destiny and finding love along the way.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 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.
My Review: This book was such a great escape from the stupidly stressful reality that life has become. I loved how vibrant, magical and romantic the story was. I Loved the main character, the setting was so well done and made me want to hop a plane to Paris. I also loved the food descriptions. It's impossible to read this book and not leave with a food craving! I definitely recommend this one!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*