Camy Tang calls herself a "loud, Asian chick"...I say she has a huge message of hope and healing for today's Christian woman, so it's a VERY good thing she's loud and proud of it!
I loved the first novel in the Sushi Series, "Sushi For One?", and I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy of "Only Uni". I finished it on Christmas Eve, and was thrilled to find out it is totally worth the wait.
Trish Sakai is the family wild child, and she's tired of being wild. Wanting to change her ways and become the child of God she is meant to be, Trish comes up with three hard and fast rules to live her life by.
While her three cousins are supportive of her desire to change, they are also skeptical. I mean, legalism never worked for anyone, right? But Trish insists that her three rules can be lived by...
Until she meets up with her once upon a time ex-boyfriend...
Until she begins working with her lab partner Spenser and his gorgeous, dimpled smile...
Until she discovers that her rules are just that...HER rules. So, what's a girl who loves being in love to do? Well, you'll just have to wait until March of 2008 to find out what the future holds for Trish Sakai and her three Asian cousins.
I absolutely adore Camy Tang and her characters. Camy doesn't shy away from the tough issues and she doesn't cut sin any slack either. But she saturates her stories with the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ.
The women in her stories could step out of the pages and into your life, and you'd go for coffee and enjoy their company! Camy's novels are also rich with culture and heritage, which often collides with faith in Christ...but Jesus is always first and foremost in the lives of her heroines...eventually:-)
The romance is light and sweet, and isn't really the focus of the stories. The romance and wooing of Christ takes center stage, and it is a gorgeous thing to behold. I just cannot say enough about how GOOD these novels are! So I'll shut up now and let you get to reading ("Sushi For One" is out now).
This series is a HUGE hit in my book, and I'm already anxious for the third novel in this fun and relevant series. I give "Only Uni" six out of five bookmarks, and send Zondervan publishers my thanks for giving Camy Tang's writing a home.
Keep watch for more reviews of "coming soon" novels of 2008!