Monday, February 23, 2009

Midori by Moonlight

by Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

I'm not really into chick-lit but this one had a little bit more to sink your teeth into. Midori is a Japanese girl who meets the love of her life, becomes engaged and moves to San Fransisco where they will be wed. At their engagement party her fiance runs into an former girlfriend, actually exfiance, and dumps Midori.

Midori is alone in a strange country without a green card, without a job and without a place to live. Finding those things, along with a little mystery and some unexpected surprises is what the bulk of the book deals with in a humorus, endearing way.


Zibilee said...

This does sound a bit different from the typical chick-lit offerings out there. I have never seen a Japanese chick-lit book! I also like the simplicity of the cover. Your review has made me curious, will have to check it out. Thanks!

Jill said...

This sounds like a sweet book! Nice review.

Becca said...

If the ending leaves us with an empowered woman, than I am all for reading this one. Sounds like a predictament I would never want to be in. But perhaps this book leaves us with a woman done wrong but who triumphs over the lame guy and his legacy in her life.

jenclair said...

Sounds interesting. Nice title and the cover!

Iliana said...

It's such a shame that a lot of chic lit is just the same book over and over but am glad to hear this one is a nice surprise. I'll have to remember this book.