Singapore

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Last Tang Standing

My first reaction upon finishing this book was that I was angry it was Ms. Ho’s debut because I needed to read more by her. The tagline of Bridget Jones meets Crazy Rich Asians is… fine? But it doesn’t go near capturing what made me absolutely adore this story. I’d throw in vibes of The H ...

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Last Tang Standing

I’m guessing Last Tang Standing will divide readers, and I’ve spent several days waffling over my grade.  It’s entertaining, but Ho keeps us waiting for the pursuit of happiness . . . and opening oneself up to love until the last five pages of the story!  Since LTS is categorized as a romanc ...

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Sarong Party Girls

Jazeline Ah Huay ‘Jazzy’ Lim embraces life as one of Singapore’s Sarong Party Girls, young women who stalk the club scene in search of an “ang moh” (wealthy white foreigner) to marry. However, Jazzy is twenty-six now, and she can’t rely on her youth and looks forever. It’s time to lock ...

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Aunty Lee's Delights

I spent two short, wonderful holidays in Singapore, and my fond memories of the city revolve largely around its magnificent and diverse food scene. Aunty Lee’s Delights is a worthy mystery tribute to one of the world’s finest cities for eating. <!-- var browName = navigator.appName; var S ...

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The Seventh Moon

Would you know your child if she suddenly reappeared after a thirty-year absence? Would you be willing to go to the ends of the earth to save her, putting your own life at risk in the process? Could you open your heart after it was welded shut in the face of hopelessness and despair? The Seventh Moo ...