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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Four Aunties and a Wedding by Jesse Q. Sutanto

Release Date - March 29, 2022

I adored Dial A for Aunties. I spent more time laughing during that book than I'd laughed at a book in a long time. Four Aunties and a Wedding is just as much fun. I can only imagine those headpieces!

Meddy Chan's wedding is fast approaching. She doesn't expect her mom and aunties to pick the most ridiculous gowns and headpieces she's ever seen. Worse, they find the perfect wedding team within their own family. Soon, Meddy and Nathan are agreeing to hiring family members that Meddy's never met before, but it all seems perfect.

And then the night before the wedding, Meddy overhears her cousin and photographer talking on the phone about a target. She confronts her cousin and learns they're Asian mafia and the wedding day will go as planned so that they can do their job. If she tells anyone, they'll reveal the truth about Meddy's family to the police.

Caught between a rock and a hard place, Meddy cannot figure out how she can have Nathan and everything she's ever wanted. It's up to the aunties and Meddy's mom to save the day.

What a delightful story. It's full of mishaps, humor, romance, and so much more. I curled up with an iced coffee, sat outside in the sun, and let the book take me away. It was amazing.

Meddy's aunties and mom are just as hilarious as in the past. They have the ideal family situation. They love her dearly, but the cultural differences prove amusing from time to time. It makes them even more endearing.

I highly recommend curling up somewhere warm and sunny with Jesse Q. Sutanto's latest. If you're like me and enjoy your iced (or hot) coffee while you read, I stumbled onto a subscription coffee service where you get a surprise bag or two each month. Best of all, the coffee is roasted the same day it's shipped.

You never know what country is next until the box ships. My first month was Costa Rica. Coming up is Tanzania. I usually stick to local coffees, but Atlas made it worth it.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

 Release Date - April 27, 2021

Meddelin Chan's mother has done it this time. Meddy learns that her mother has been on dating sites posing as Meddy, and she's landed Meddy a supposed dream beau. Only, he turns out to be a demanding handsy guy, so Meddy protects herself by tazing him. Suddenly, Meddy is a killer.

It's time for Meddy to do the only thing she can think of. She calls her aunties and mom. They decide to help her get rid of the body and save the day. The problem is that they're in the middle of one of the biggest weddings they've planned, arranged, and catered, so the dead body is going to have to stay hidden until they can dispose of it. 

Unfortunately, the cooler where they've hidden the body is accidentally packed up and sent to the island where the wedding is being held, which makes it even harder to keep hidden. Worse, the love of Meddy's life is back in town and very interested in reconnecting. Nothing more could go wrong, right?

Dial A For Aunties is a comical story that has a touch of romance, a bit of mystery, and a whole lot of humor. I wasn't sure everyone would get the humor. I only did because I have a Japanese friend who will tell you his mother can be exactly like the aunties in this book - pushy and demanding yet incredibly loving and devoted.

Obviously, Meddy makes some horrible choices. Had she simply reported the accidental death when it first happened, the story wouldn't have existed. Yet, panic ensues and she makes all the wrong decisions. How it all plays out is up to the reader to find out.


You Can Go Your Own Way by Eric Smith

 Release Date - October 25, 2022 After his dad's death, Adam Stillwater and his mom do everything in their power to keep the family...