What We Were Promised

41ZYsRKjDRL._SX320_BO1,204,203,200_What We Were Promised by Lucy Tan was very similar to the last book I read, A Place for Us (reviewed here). Family saga, immigration, and troublesome brothers are the themes of both books. The stories felt very similar, and, unfortunately, I didn’t love this one either, though it got better by the end. The Zhen’s move back to Shanghai from America and settle into a life of luxury. The story is told from the perspectives of Mrs. Zhen and Sunny, the housekeeper who ends up being a summer nanny for the family because of Mr. Zhen’s brother’s visit. This one was OK for me, but not a summer favorite.

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