Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Fortune Cafe/Various Author's


    "MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidently cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.

    LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky . . . until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows.

    TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. No more boyfriend to worry about, and as long as she stays busy, she doesn’t have to dwell on her non-existent love life. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed. But she is reluctant to complicate her straightforward life, so when she reads her fortune after ordering takeout from The Fortune Café, she completely ignores it. After all, how can a fortune as vague as “Do the thing you fear and love is certain,” apply to her?"


    I really enjoyed reading of Emma, Lucy, and Stella. Three very different women with one thing in common....the Fortune Cafe and its very accurate fortunes. Emma who actually works for the Cafe, also is a great comic artist. When Harrison shows up she is afraid of letting him in while she deals with her work and her crazy mother. She doesn't want the stress to pile on, but Harrison wants to help if only she will let him in.
    Lucy believes she is only lucky because of the necklace her grandfather gave her when she was younger. When the necklace breaks, things seem to go bad everywhere she turns. Enter Carter who seems to be able to cope with bad things happening to him, since they happen often. But when his luck turns around when Lucy's goes bad, can Carter help Lucy realize she doesn't need her lucky necklace to turn her luck around?
    Stella works in a jewelry shop and doesn't seem to have any time for herself. Taking care of her ailing mother and full time work at the store she rarely has time to eat let alone meet and date someone. Enter Evan, who happens to come in right when she needs rescuing from an ex-boyfriend. Can Evan and his daughter bring Stella out of her secluded life and back out into the world?
    Written by Julie Wright, Melanie Jacobson, Heather B. Moore. Loved the diversity and the main characters. Something for everyone. Romance, Drama, Comedy. Enjoy