Sunday, 27 April 2008

'Sushi for One?' by Camy Tang

'Sushi For One?' introduces us to Lex Sakai. A highly driven woman who loves her volleyball. She is one of only four Christians in the midst of an Asian-American family, who meddle incessantly in each other's lives! Lex's Grandmother issues her an ultimatum: Find a boyfriend or she will drop her funding of Lex's girls volleyball team. In the midst of much upheaval, deep disappointment and dealing with the past, Lex must learn to trust others and let God take control.

Initially I was not drawn to the character of Lex. She is blunt to the point of rudeness and is the embodiment of everything I am not, and yet within just a few chapters I found this a difficult book to put down. I needed to see how Lex dealt with each issue that faced her. I was desperately wanting to know if she is able to deal with her past enough to move on. I have to say, the ending was particularly poignant and beautifully done. As I went off to sleep last night it was with a great sense of satisfaction!

Camy has written the second in this series and has plans for a further two after that. I'm looking forward to reading each of them.


Camy Tang said...

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you liked it! Right now, I'm working on the galleys for book 3, Single Sashimi, which will release in August. It's my favorite book out of the series!

Tracy said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment Camy. This is definitely the highlight of my day!!!

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series, as they come out. Having read 'Sushi for One?'I know I'm in for a treat with the rest.

Dianne said...

I have not heard of this author or series but you make it sound interesting. I love books and read all the time.

Have you read any of the books written by Karen Kingsbury. She has written a ton of books and she is a tremendous writer with wonderful characters that seem like family. She has a Series out that is called the Redemption Series and the first book is entitled "Redemption". It is about the baxter family and there are five books in the Series. Each book is about one member of the family. When I was reading that I couldn't wait for the next book to come out. I don't know if you can get American Authors where you live or not. I think her books have been published overseas. Another favorite author of mine is Kristen Heitzmann. Her book series that begins with "Secrets" is fantastic.

Tracy said...

I have read lots of Karen's books. My very dear friend Rel (at Relz Reviewz on my sidebar) has lent me many of husband is grateful that Rel is happy to lend, as my reading habit would be VERY expensive otherwise!

I have most of Kristen's books with just a couple of gaps. I'm awaiting the 2nd book after 'Secrets' to come back to Rel so I can borrow that one too. Have you read her Rose Legacy series? They're very good...they were the ones I had first.

Rel said...

Hey - how did I not know about this, my dear??????? Great blog Trac :)

I'm going to read all you have been upto!

Thanks for your kind words about RelzReviewz.