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Sushi for One? Book Review

I have finally gotten my hands on Camy Tang’s book Sushi for One? (The Sushi Series, Book 1). Everyone… I asked my library to order this book because I thought others would also enjoy it. I was ecstatic when I found out they ordered it and kept it for me so I could be the first to read it!

From the back cover:
Lex Sakai’s family is big, nosy, and marriage-minded. When her cousin Mariko is gets married, Lex will become the oldest single female cousin in the clan.

Lex has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the perfect man. But the one man she keeps running into doesn’t seem to have a single quality on her list. It’s only when the always-in-control Lex starts to let God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place.

My thoughts:

I loved this book. I was actually sad when it ended. I mean I read the final sentence and was sad that I wouldn’t be able to look into these characters lives any more. I was totally immersed in what was going on with them that to end it is ending a part of me. That’s how much I was drawn into the book. While I was formulating my review in my head I was reminded of Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics). Not that Sushi for One? (The Sushi Series, Book 1) was similar to Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics) but because I had the same feeling when it ended. These were characters I had fallen in love with and wanted to see more into their lives.

The back cover blurb does not give Sushi for One? (The Sushi Series, Book 1) enough credit. This book is so much deeper than that. Sushi for One? (The Sushi Series, Book 1) is not just a cute, light read. It may be chick-lit but it’s chick-lit with power. Camy Tang dealt with some deep truths in what it means to be a Christian. There are Christians by name and then there are Christians who actually try to live the way Jesus taught. We are not perfect. Lex was definitely not perfect yet she strived to live what she believed. She didn’t settle for anything even when she was desperate.

Camy Tang’s first novel is a must read and I can hardly wait until her next novel, Only Uni (Sushi Series), comes out in February 2008.