"Sushi For One" satisfies the chick-lit craving inside every Christian female with a delicious tale that has an Asian flavor. As I read through the pages of Camy Tang's newest novel, one thought kept running through my mind:
"Job got nuthin' on Lex!"
Lex Sakai comes from a huge extended Asian family, ruled by the iron gloved hand by Grandma. As her cousin Mariko approaches her wedding day, that makes Lex the OSFC--Oldest Single Female Cousin.
A fate worse than...well, you know! And Grandma will stop at nothing to see that Lex has a boyfriend. Granny's deadline? The wedding. Her threat? To pull funding from Lex's girls' volleyball team.
From that point on, Lex's life spirals from bad to worse. Yet, despite all she endures, I never lost hope for her. She has a spirit that is fortified by faith...albeit a shallow faith.
Determined to hang on, Lex struggles to "get it right", only to keep getting it wrong. Running from her past, clueless about her future, and eager for God to fill her in, Lex works her way through her trials with a stiff upper lip and a steel glint in her eye.
And, like the rest of us, learns the hard way that determination and stubborn isn't always what it takes to get the job done. And by the time Lex figures it out, she's not the ONLY one in tears (I had a hard time reading the last chapter...tissues kept comin').
This gorgeous story is the first in the "Sushi series", and I'm delighted to give it five out of five bookmarks with a pair of chopsticks for a charm. With all the cousins and a grandma like Lex's, we have a LOT to look forward to:-)