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The Expat Diaries review ¶ 103 ô Librarian note alternate cover edition of B00I6GE074Would you move 6000 miles to be with the love of your life Hannah did Unfortunately her plan isn't going terribly well What was supposed to be a move to Hong Kong to start a wonderful new life with Sam is turning into a move to Hong Kong to spend occasional weekends Librarian note alternate cover edition of B00I6GE074Would you move 6000 miles to be with the love of your life Hannah did Unfortunately her plan isn't going terribly well What was supposed to be a move to Hong Kong to start a wonderful new life with Sam is turning into a move to Hong Kong to spend oc. For of my reviews httpravenous reader book reviewsblogspotcomI think there are times in our adult grown up lives where we don't want to remember that we had ever been desperately in love like with someone who didn't like love us back as much I really think like hurts a little than love sometimes because once you get over the fact that he never really liked you as much as you loved him that you realize it never was love at all Then when you do find true real love you realize how dumb you were and kick yourself in the rump for wasting time on such a loser in the first place But was it really a waste of time Maybe not Life starts out being a series of lessons some painful than others some harder to learn than other but lessons that end up benefiting us whether we want it to at the time or not Reflection certainly has given me lessons that I learned a long time ago that I use todayMisfortune Cookie was a book about life's lessons Hannah being the perfect poster child for me to get back into dart throwing was the young lady who really needed to learn some life lessons I will admit that while I could totally relate to many of her feelings and irrationalities I didn't like her until toward the end of the book and I fell in love with her because she finally grew upI love that Misfortune Cookie was set in Hong Kong Gorman painted me the perfect picture of what life was like for Hannah after moving from London to Hong Kong to follow a boy I had a feel for what a city I honestly know nothing about was like to live in and there was even a little bit of history set into her book Hannah was real She could be any young woman who falls hard for a guy She had the same feelings the same worries the same fears and made the same silly decisions Gorman did an excellent job of bringing a character to life someone that most of us can relate to in some way and she tied her up nicely and neatly with a bow into an enjoyable book that kept me entertained this past weekWhen I start any book to review I stay away from Goodreads and usually the author's blog or website because I don't want to know anything about what anyone else thinks of the books I'm reading until after I read them I think this is fair to myself and very fair to the author because even though I'm not easily influenced by what other people think I want to give each book the most fair review that I can This may not be the best idea especially when it comes to the author's website or blog In preparing for this blog post I found out that Misfortune Cookie is a seuelMisfortune Cookie is a seuel to a book called Single in the City So for those of ya'll who are going to get this book today why don't you go ahead and pick up both books You won't be disappointed by Gorman's writing style and you'll get to enjoy some of Hanna's crazy and exciting life

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Gs definitely look up when she finds a great boss to work for and her best friend Stacy moves to the city too But alarm bells ring as Sam seems to be getting a bit too cozy with his boss And when things start going wrong at work Hannah can't help but wonder if she's made the biggest mistake of her li. Hannah seems on the surface to be a self absorbed ditz which I have to admit in the beginning of the book completely irritated me beyond belief Having not read the previous book first it took me a while to find all the redeeming ualities in her character In this book Hannah seems to be growing into a better person I love the interaction between characters I look forward to seeing what Hannah does in the next installmentcause honestly with that ending there HAS to be another oneThis book was very well written just like the previous one and I'm sure all the ones to come My most favorite part about this book was really in the writing Michele has a way of describing the settings in this book of Hong Kong that make you believe you are right there seeing feeling and smelling everything that is Hong Kong This coupled with the characters and interesting story make for a wonderful read for anyone

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The Expat DiariesCasional weekends with Sam when he can get away from an unanticipated work assignment on the opposite side of the South China Sea Still she's optimistic if woefully unprepared for the intricacies of Hong Kong Stumbling through the alien city which she loves she starts to build a life for herself Thin. Misfortune Cookie is the follow up to Michelle Gorman's Chick Lit debut Single in the City Like its predecessor this novel follows the international meanderings of somewhat ditzy protagonist Hannah her varied love interests and her best friend Stacy While Chick Lit isn't typically a heavy genre and Hannah isn't a deep girl Misfortune Cookie is a cut above the typical novel of its typeOne of the beauties of the book is its less common setting in Hong Kong rather than the standard Chick Lit locale of London Gorman's descriptions of Hong Kong its culture and people are not only fascinating but also lovely The respect and understanding that Hannah gains as she discovers both her new home and her somewhat new self are appealing and help hold our interest in a way that the same character development wouldn't in a less exotic locale Hannah's glimpses into Hong Kong might not be earth shattering just as her discoveries about herself aren't but they are sweet and often lovely and they honestly and accurately evoke what it feels like to be young and struggling to find yourself and your place in a very big worldI enjoy Chick Lit and it's not uncommon for me to find laugh out loud scenes in such books Often the genre contains positively humiliating events that make us cringe as well However it is not typical in my experience to find a Chick Lit novel that will make you cry This one will The authenticity of Hannah's broken heart brought tears to my eyes and many memories to mind of my own struggles with finding love at her age Gorman has nailed it spot on and while it doesn't detract at all from the overall lightheartedness of the novel it does add a certain depth that isn't always present in the genre Because of Gorman's ability to portray Hannah's struggles and development so realistically as well as the detailed and engrossing descriptions of Hong Kong I rate this novel higher than her previous work and higher than the typical Chick Lit submission Bravo Michelle thanks for a nice trip