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Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop
Vanessa Yu's Magical Paris Tea Shop | Roselle Lim
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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4/5 - this book was a lot of fun! I am thankful for my buddy read. This book took me to Paris and gave me - food, family strife, little magic, and complicated messy romance. It‘s a wonderful weekend read. Roselle Lim gave a little bit of everything, I would have liked to flush out the Auntie more. Read with nice wine or tea- (& full tummy)you will be transported. Do not over think this, let it flow with its flaws. #poc #paris #tea #woc #magic

TheKidUpstairs I totally agree with your review. Definitely one to just relax and enjoy without overthinking it. And I could totally read more about her Aunt, she was fantastic. Now all I want to do is go stroll around Paris and eat and drink the wonderful things. Thank you for another lovely buddy read, they are always sure to put a smile on my face. 2mo
KateReadsYA @TheKidUpstairs hey what's this buddy read thing about?? I'm interested!!! 2mo
Blerdgal_Fenix @KateReadsYA we choose a book and give our thoughts about it. We have done a 3 and working on our fourth. It‘s pretty fun. The holiday switch by tif marcelo is our current read for the holiday ☺️ (edited) 2mo
KateReadsYA @Blerdgal_Fenix ohhh okay that does sound fun :) 2mo
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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This book right here!! I need Roselle Lim to make a recipe book to go along with this. I mean the food alone got me like how much is a flight to Paris. I have been to Paris, but this book makes me what to see the Paris the main character saw. Oh an the tea flavors in the book… *chef kiss. Someone come get me before I book this flight lol @TheKidUpstairs let‘s go to Paris!! 🍾 #buddyread

TheKidUpstairs Right? She totally should have included recipes! It made me so hungry. I've never been to Paris, it's top of my bucket list. All I want to do is eat lots of food, drink lots of wine, and wander 😍 Oh, and visit Shakespeare and Co. 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Traveling the world with Litsy, from the comfort of my own home. Tostadas for lunch, inspired by this month's #FoodandLit destination #Mexico. Russian winter through the lens of Doctor Zhivago for #DecemberChill. And springtime at a tea shop in Paris for my buddy read with @Blerdgal_Fenix

BiblioLitten Timmies too! ☕️😃 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Next up, starting on this one for my buddy read with @Blerdgal_Fenix

Magic and Paris and tea, what more could you need?

BiblioLitten Pretty cover! 2mo
Cupcake12 Sounds like the perfect book! Hope it‘s good. Looking forward to your review x 2mo
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TheKidUpstairs
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Book Outlet order! The tagged is for a buddy read with the wonderful @Blerdgal_Fenix 💖 The other two are because it is nearly impossible to only order one book from Book Outlet 🤷‍♀️

Blerdgal_Fenix Loving it. 2mo
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Blerdgal_Fenix
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Hello! I have missed everyone. Happy Halloween! I hope everyone enjoyed spooky season and now we are off to holiday season. I am a little behind with letters and hopefully I will be caught up this week. @TheKidUpstairs - wanna do Vanessa Yu Magical Paris Tea Shop By Roselle Lim? Sorry for the delay! Anyone have some holiday suggestions? Till Next Time - Love & Lattes

TheKidUpstairs Yes, sounds good to me! 3mo
TheKidUpstairs I just grabbed this one off of BookOutlet.com if you're looking for a good deal! 3mo
Blerdgal_Fenix I just ordered it 🖤 next time I will look into book outlet 3mo
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Sapphire
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Really enjoyable beach/vacation read

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Sapphire
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This is looking to be a great beach/pool read so far.

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katy4peas
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A fun book about finding yourself. Vanessa‘s fate is to tell fortunes, but she fights it every step of the way. She wants romance in her life and is convinced that she will never be able to have her happily ever after. During her stay in Paris to help her aunt open a tea shop, she meets a very nice man who she hopes she won‘t frighten away with her fortunes…
A fun read with likable characters and yummy food!

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katy4peas
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Next up… Paris and Tea 🫖

Mabel‘s is 60% done and just now mentioned Mabel… 🤔

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Laughterhp
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Apparently I forgot to post my review on this one. I normally don‘t like books set in Paris, but I really liked this one. This book is definitely for art lovers and foodies, which I am neither 🤷🏻‍♀️. However I did like this book.

If Vanessa sees the bottom of a drink she spouts fortunes. She can‘t control it. She also can‘t have a romantic because of it. In Paris she learns to train and use her gifts and possibly fall in love 🤔

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Laughterhp
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What a great family. Checking her Goodreads account before buying her books 🤣

#CurrentlyReading

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Laughterhp
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Got my next set of recommendations from #MyTBR #BookRiot

I was originally getting fantasy recs but haven‘t been able to get in the mood to read them, so I asked for mystery/summer recs this time.

Has anyone read any of these? I think I‘m most excited to pick up the tagged book.

janeycanuck I just finished Dial A for Aunties. It‘s HILARIOUS and a very fast read. 7mo
Laughterhp @janeycanuck Oh good! I put it on hold at the library but because it‘s new, I feel like I‘m going to be waiting a while! 7mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Mehso-so

Turns out I had read this before. It just wasn‘t very memorable. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Clare-Dragonfly I think I read the first book in this series. Or rather, tried to read it. 😬 8mo
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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed this one despite its flaws. I wasn‘t keen on the live interest and found the foodie descriptions sometimes awkwardly placed in the narrative.

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BookishTrish
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Mehso-so

I really enjoyed aspects of this quick read. I want keen on the love interest and found the foodie descriptions awkwardly positioned in the narrative sometimes. It was still a sweet story of a woman finding out who she is.

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Lesliereads
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Fortune-telling✅ Match-making✅ Meddlesome family members✅ more than one romance✅ Parisian dining, backdrops, and museums✅ yummy-sounding teas✅ frothy & convenient occurrences✅ borrowed from the library✅

Fun to turn to while absorbing heavier reads

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bibliocurl
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Mehso-so

🌟🌟🌟

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Lesliereads
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#Librarylove
Been waiting in a long-ass library reserve queue for Lost Children Archive as well as Caste (which my library had yet to receive) and both became available to me this week - yay! 😁 Found the tagged title on the “new books” shelf and thought it might add a touch of easy sweetness to the stack. 🍭🍬

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Aaronlisa
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I read this Aug 24-28 and gave it 4.5 ⭐️. I was eagerly awaiting this book‘s publication but had kind of forgotten about it with everything going on so when I came across it in my holiday in an independent bookstore, I bought it right away. This book was a pleasant read and I love Lim‘s magical realism. I look forward to reading more of her books!

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ReadingEnvy
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Mehso-so

Vanessa has the family gift of telling fortunes and it happens against her will, often when she drinks tea. She's fought it but soon discovers she may have no choice. She moves to Paris with her aunt to train her abilities while her aunt opens a teashop. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy There is some romance in the book but that isn't the central story. I would say I liked the central story; sometimes the writing left a little to be desired, especially a few awkward food and tea descriptions. But overall a not quite realistic, rompy little read of self-discovery. And I definitely craved tea for days. 1y
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Preciouz29
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Loved this even more than her first book! But, don‘t read on an empty stomach! I was expecting that there would delicious food and crazy Asian family, but this had more food, more magic, more family love; more everything. And I definitely wasn‘t expecting the problem that occurred in the middle or the plot twist layer. So good!

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Lostinagoodbook
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Happy book birthday to this absolutely delightful read!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ - loved it!

Full review at: https://lostnagoodbook.wordpress.com/2020/08/04/vanessa-yus-magical-paris-tea-sh...

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MaidaMalby
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4+ stars

This book ticks a lot of boxes for me:

✅ takes me traveling. I‘ve been to Palo Alto and Paris and it‘s wonderful to be able to go for a “visit”
✅ loads of food, glorious food
✅ strong family bond
✅ sweet romance
✅ multicultural and diverse

I really enjoyed reading Vanessa‘s story of dealing with her “gift” of fortune-telling and finding out in the end where her true talents lie. So much, I stayed until 4 am to finish it.

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UnabridgedPod
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Thanks to partner Edeweiss for the ARC of Roselle Lim‘s Vanessa Yu‘s Magical Paris Tea Shop in exchange for an honest review. The book will be published on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.⠀

The course of Vanessa Yu‘s life changed on her third birthday, when she made her first tea leaf-prompted prediction. Part of a family history of women gifted with the ability to tell fortunes, Vanessa wants nothing more than to be able to stop seeing the future. ⬇️

UnabridgedPod While her family loves having the inside track, Vanessa dreads hurting those whose fortunes pour out of her in an unstoppable flood.⠀

For those who enjoyed Lim‘s first novel, Natalie Tan‘s Book of Luck and Fortune, Vanessa Yu‘s Magical Paris Tea Shop is a worthy follow up, and I enjoyed this magical book even more!
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Lostinagoodbook
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This book is just delicious! Utterly charming. I'm so glad I got the ARC!

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akaGingerK
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Delicious descriptions of food, loving name-checks of art, and a fabulist storyline with relatively low stakes. The main character and her family are immediately engaging; Paris made a lovely backdrop. Just a fun, light read.
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