The Fortune Café
A Tangerine Street Romance
(a novel in three parts)
Welcome to Tangerine Street
Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. The Fortune Café, situated in the middle of this charming collection of shops and cafés on Tangerine Street, is a Chinese restaurant unlike any other because, well, to be honest, the fortunes found in the cookies all come true…
MIS-FORTUNE: Emma, a waitress at The Fortune Café will do anything to avoid opening a fortune cookie. Each fortune is rumored to somehow magically come true. Being a girl grounded in reality, she doesn’t have time for that kind of nonsense. But when trying to prevent a food fight at the café, Emma accidentally cracks open a fortune cookie: “Look around, love is trying to catch you.” If there is one thing that Harrison, her former best friend in high school is good at, it’s catching her unaware.
LOVE, NOT LUCK: Lucy has always been lucky . . . until her parents meet her fiancé’s parents at a disastrous lunch at The Fortune Café, and she breaks her lucky jade necklace. Even worse, her fortune cookie reveals that “True love is for the brave, not the lucky.” How is she supposed to read that? She’s always considered it lucky how she met her fiancé. But after breaking her necklace, Lucy’s luck takes a dive. And when her fiancé dumps her, the only person she can turn to is Carter, the unluckiest guy she knows.
TAKEOUT: Stella is content in her new life of taking over her mom’s jewelry shop. No more boyfriend to worry about, and as long as she stays busy, she doesn’t have to dwell on her non-existent love life. When Evan comes into the shop with his young daughter, Stella is charmed. But she is reluctant to complicate her straightforward life, so when she reads her fortune after ordering takeout from The Fortune Café, she completely ignores it. After all, how can a fortune as vague as “Do the thing you fear and love is certain,” apply to her?
Other books in the Tangerine Street Romance series:
The Boardwalk Antiques Shop
The Mariposa Hotel
Sophia is at a crossroads. Her fashion design label has tanked and her sister’s betrayal continues to haunt her. When she moves into Sea Glass Inn, she does so with questions—and plenty of baggage.
Enter handsome Wade, the inn’s longtime business consultant. Wade strolls into her life wearing designer suits and looking like a young Antonio Banderas. When he offers to help Sophia jump-start her business, he may just be the prince she needs.
Unless writer-in-residence CJ Capra gets in the way, that is. The enigmatic friend of her brother has come to the inn to crush writer’s block after experiencing a setback of his own doing.
When Sophia is faced with a new crisis, the fissure in her confidence deepens. Will the wind bring new love or sweep away all hope of a fairytale ending?
Windswept, book 3 of the Sea Glass Inn Novels, is a sweet, inspirational romance.
Read all 3 Books in the Sea Glass Inn series!:
Walking on Sea Glass - Book 1
Runaway Tide - Book 2
Windswept - Book 3
Celebrity chef Kathleen Wilson has returned to Whispering Cove for her high-school reunion. Tired of big city life, she's looking forward to relaxing in the quaint fishing village. The one thing she's not looking forward to is facing the boy from her past. The boy she turned her back on ten years ago. The same boy she has never gotten over.
Firefighter Trent Parker has never given up on reuniting with his Katy. When he hears she's back in town, he figures the quickest way to show her where she really belongs is to launch an all-out, blatant campaign of seduction. An accident with a fire hose leaves her soaked-and ignites a firestorm of need in them both, with only one way to extinguish the flames.
Soon they're burning up the sheets, but when morning comes and the smoke clears, Katy faces a choice she never thought she'd have to make again. To leave for another ten years...or admit that the heat between her and Trent isn't about to burn out.
Warning: A dash of chocolate, a celebrity chef and a sexy firefighter who knows as much about starting a fire as how to put one out.
Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, Alyssa is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way money can’t buy.
Maybe Alyssa recognizes some of the same characteristics in Brody that she sees in her homeless wards. Or maybe she just sees his struggle to surface from the darkness, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.
When secrets are uncovered, Brody has to decide if he’s going to give in to the darkness or accept the light that Alyssa offers him.
Jonah knows Krista has a not-so-hidden agenda, but sparring with her over cocoa at their Secret Santa meetings is the most fun he’s had since returning to his old hometown. Krista may come across as all business, but Jonah’s positive he’s glimpsed a little girl inside her who wants to believe in Santa... and in love.
More from Jean Oram and Blueberry Springs (standalone, sweet romances):
Whiskey and Gumdrops
Rum and Raindrops
Eggnog and Candy Canes
Vodka and Chocolate Drops
Tequila and Candy Drops
Champagne and Lemon Drops (also in audio)
"A heartwarming story." --reader review from Judy.
"...another fun and heartwarming story! If you haven't read Jean Oram's books and want a feel good, fun read, do yourself a favor and grab anyone of them, you won't be disappointed." --reader review from Grtgram.
"Blueberry Spring is a awesome series. I couldn't put my ereader down. I read it in one afternoon." --reader review from Fun.
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If you love the small town words written by Jill Shalvis, Sophie Jacobs, Chris Keniston, Melody Grace, Melissa Foster, Addison Cole, Bella Andre, Lucy Kevin, Brenda Novak, Catherine Bybee, Kathryn Andrews, Ev Bishop, and Barbara Freethy try the Blueberry Springs series!
For readers who enjoyed Sweetbriar Cove series, Whiskey Creek, and The Callaways and The Gannett Island series, Seaside Summers, Faraday Country, The Sullivans, Veils and Vows, The Summer Sisters, Indigo Bay Sweet Romance series, and more!
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