Book Review: Hotel at the Corner of bitter and sweet by Jamie Ford…

Happiness is walking through rows and rows of sunflowers while holding hands, giggling and taking selfies with my ten year old daughter ❤️

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Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is my book club pick for this month. I finished reading it last week. It is a bitter sweet love story set in Seattle, that moves back and forth between the 1940’s and the 1980’s. I enjoyed gathering knowledge related to Seattle’s Japantown, the unfair treatment of Japanese Americans by the US government right after the Pearl Harbor incident and most importantly the Chinese family dynamics. The relationship between the main character Henry and his parents, his old fashioned, bigoted and closed-minded father in particular, was portrayed very well. It was a slow read without much of a plot emerging in the beginning but then it got better towards the middle. Overall, a good but not an awesome read for me ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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