The Fortunes of Jaded Women
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio
Pub Date: 9.5.2022
I love generational stories with some good drama, and 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 did not disappoint! In fact, it starts with a curse from a witch.
This is a modern-day story about the three Dương sisters, who have become estranged from each other, their mother, and their grown daughters. But this is not all by choice, or so they believe. Long ago, an ancestor of theirs received a curse that happiness would elude them if they married, and they would not have a son as an heir.
Well, generations later, with all daughters and this family is struggling. Mothers and daughters, and the sisters too, are not on good terms. Is it the curse? Then word comes from a psychic that this year the family will have a wedding, a funeral and the birth of a son; it may be time for a change.
Although there were a lot of characters to keep track of, I really loved this family. There was tons of humor and sarcasm. I enjoyed how the author wove in Vietnamese traditions, customs, and Asian stereotyping as this family tries to overcome a so-called “curse.” The women are center stage in this one, but the men they marry and date add a lot to the laughs.
Thank you to @libro.fm for this gifted audiobook.
💚 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐣𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐚𝐝𝐞?