The Year of Cecily

The Year of Cecily

by Lisa Lin

Narrated by Kat Riley

Unabridged — 8 hours, 3 minutes

The Year of Cecily

The Year of Cecily

by Lisa Lin

Narrated by Kat Riley

Unabridged — 8 hours, 3 minutes

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Overview

San Francisco attorney Cecily Chang is ready to tackle the New Year head on, so she creates a list of resolutions guaranteed to reboot her life-right after her dutiful visit home to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, for the Lunar New Year. Cecily prepares to face her critical, meddling mother, nosy relatives, and the chaos and drama family togetherness brings. At least the food will be delicious. This holiday, Cecily vows to remain calm-as long as she doesn't see him. Jeffrey Lee deeply regrets how he ended things with Cecily ten years ago, but he felt it was best for her at the time. When he runs into her again during the New Year, he sees it as a sign. Now a successful screenwriter, Jeffrey is determined to win back Cecily's heart. But Cecily doesn't believe in signs or second chances and embraces her new resolutions. This time, Jeffrey won't give up-and he's convinced he can write them a new Hollywood happy ending.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

10/31/2022

In Lin’s middling debut, the first in the From Sunset Park, with Love series, a pair of former fiancés get a second chance at romance after they unexpectedly meet again while both flying home to Brooklyn for Lunar New Year. Attorney Cecily Chang is stuck in a rut and decides on a list of Lunar New Year’s resolutions to “spice up her life.” These resolutions certainly do not include reconciling with the ex who dropped out of med school and out of her life 10 years before the start of the book, but in their decade apart, Jeffrey Lee has figured out what he wants: to be a Hollywood screenwriter—and to get back together with Cecily. When fate reunites them, he’s determined to achieve both ambitions. The pacing of their rekindling love story is clunky, and the flimsy framework of Cecily’s New Year’s resolutions does little to bolster the plot or even push the heroine toward growth. Lin often gets lost in the atmospheric details, providing an appealing layer of cultural specificity but also occasionally resulting in a flurry of irrelevant information. Readers will hope that Lin works out the kinks in future installments. Agent: Courtney Miller-Callihan, Handspun Literary. (Jan.)

Product Details

BN ID: 2940178055250
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 01/26/2023
Series: From Sunset Park, With Love , #1
Edition description: Unabridged
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