The Year of Cecily

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Publisher Description

"Giving a fresh start to former sweethearts, debut author Lin handles complicated family culture and romantic tension by writing passionate, strong-willed protagonists and triumphantly delivers a satisfying second-chance romance." - Library Journal

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This is the year of Cecily Chang.

San Francisco attorney Cecily Chang is ready to tackle the New Year head on, so she creates a list of resolutions guaranteed to reboot her life—right after her dutiful visit home to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, for the Lunar New Year. Cecily prepares to face her critical, meddling mother, nosy relatives, and the chaos and drama family togetherness brings. At least the food will be delicious. This holiday, Cecily vows to remain calm—as long as she doesn’t see him.

Jeffrey Lee deeply regrets how he ended things with Cecily ten years ago, but he felt it was best for her at the time. When he runs into her again during the New Year, he sees it as a sign. Now a successful screenwriter, Jeffrey is determined to win back Cecily’s heart.

But Cecily doesn’t believe in signs or second chances and embraces her new resolutions. This time, Jeffrey won’t give up—and he’s convinced he can write them a new Hollywood happy ending.

January 17
Tule Publishing
Tule Publishing Inc.

Customer Reviews

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New Year, Second Chances

New year, new resolutions. That’s Cecily Chang’s plan. What’s not in her plan is running into her old flame Jeffery Lee. But a trip home for the Lunar New Year puts them back in each other’s orbit. Soon enough, she can’t escape him and the feelings he reignites, her mother who criticizes her at every turn or the chaos that comes from having all her family together for this one holiday.

This was a charming debut about second chance romance, but also about family. Cecily’s complicated relationship with her mother will hit home with many readers. I felt myself cringing at some of the remarks she made because I completely understood how Cecily felt. I also loved the awkwardness of Cecily trying to create friendships with other women. It was one of the most realistic portrayals I’ve read, and Rachel was a hoot. They were two awkward peas in a pod! I can’t wait to read her story when it comes out.

Overall, a lovely romance about second chances full of witty banter and truly unforgettable characters.

I received an advance reader copy from the author and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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