In a powerful novel that captures the struggle of the immigrant experience, Wendy Lee explores one family’s hidden history and unspoken hurts, and the universal themes of identity, family, and finding a place to call home. After his father's death, Michael Tang finds a letter sent to his dad from a long-ago friend in China. Without a word to his mother or sister, he decides to make the long journey to a remote part of that enormous country. Once there, he begins to learn about the man his father once was, and how long-ago choices continue to echo throughout all of their lives.
Michael’s sister Emily is an immigration lawyer living in Manhattan and married to a white American. Her only connections to China are her family and her work. But when a case ends horribly she starts to question the choices she’s made. Their mother, Ling, worries that she's somehow driven her children away.
Though they are living the lives Ling and her husband sacrificed so much to give them, all three must decide where their happiness truly lies.
A vida nos últimos dias da Velha República podia ser feita de asilos destelhados, comida escassa e escravidão em sapatarias clandestinas. Pelo menos era assim a vida do pequeno Camundo, um menino de doze anos, que era capaz de mudar o futuro através de misteriosos desenhos que fazia. O que Camundo não sabia era que outros como ele, amantes da pictomancia, há muito já prediziam o futuro, e que uma sociedade secreta, conhecida por Asseclas do Lagarto, viam neste Dom parte de um plano vil. Bolas de madeira, mitos de uma Terra Oca e criaturas que têm medo do sol são apenas alguns dos estranhos mistérios que Camundo terá de desvendar.
I needed money so I took a job as a pool girl at an exclusive all-male club. Kelsey’s down on her luck so she goes for a job interview at a ritzy country club. She thinks her responsibilities are going to include picking up towels and serving drinks to bored billionaires with too much time and money on their hands. But when the gorgeous Trent Lewis wants more, the sweet virgin’s taken for a wild ride. Trent’s a filthy rich alpha male who’s joined a luxurious private club. The women work as support staff, including cooks, waitresses, and bartenders. But there’s a certain curvy pool girl who catches his eye … and suddenly swimming ons never looked so good! Hey Readers – We’re back at the Billionaires Club for some filthy debauchery. As usual, the story’s off the charts crazy and taboo, so keep a drink close by to cool down! You’ll love it, we promise :) Bonus books included. xoxo Cassie and Sarah
"THIS BOOK REIGNITED MY LOVE FOR A GOOD ROMANCE" An epic tale of heartbreak, despair, hope and second chances, inspired by a real life story. Felicité has a reasonably successful career, working in London’s Canary Wharf financial district; and is a faithful, doting wife. Her husband is an author and serial cheater. After catching him cheating for the umpteenth time, she sets him an ultimatum. Meanwhile, a dreamy mega-rich hedge fund manager has been showering her with attention.
A chance encounter one lunchtime will have profound ramifications beyond her wildest imagination. As she struggles to make sense of everything, she is forced to confront her inner demons and grapple with the difference between fate and destiny. A strange confluence of circumstances conspires to present her with her greatest dilemma yet.
The book is set in London, with scenes in France and New York.