Thank you, Gina Tang, for this fun story. I expect that remainder of the Beijing Family stories will be just as wonderful.'
This book is perfect if the reader wants to learn about the Chinese culture while embracing the comedy part of it too..
It's a Winner!!'
'In this third book of the series, real estate broker Kara Chan's new listing of a remote L.A. estate quickly turns from dream to nightmare. With the pluck and resolve we saw in "The Beijing Family," Kara cleverly deciphers the multi-million dollar mansion's deeply-guarded secrets. The journey Kara takes us on is spiritually powerful, leading us from 21st century southern California to 1920s "Peking" and back. As Kara connects the property's past with the "earthbound spirits" she has come to befriend, we also learn firsthand about China during the "Jazz Age."
As in the preceding "Beijing Family" books, Tang's crisp language, fast-moving plot, and sense of humor (Ghost 409 all-purpose cleaner, anyone?) are real assets here. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Run, don't walk, to book #4: "The Beijing Beauties.'
- Catherine, Illinois (Amazon)
I could not put this book down! Gina Tang brings the reader into an intriguing world of the supernatural, where the present meets the past. The book delivers remarkable history, suspense and humor - really enjoyable!
- Peter, London (Goodreads)
- Robert, San Gabriel (Amazon)
'A summer job catapults Greg Wong to the adventure of his lifetime; having to deal with two Chinese mummies that come back to life. If you're looking for a fast paced adventure, this is the one for you. The narrative is top notch and keeps the action going without letting you put the book down'
- Maurizzio, Peru (Goodreads)
'Beijing Beauties is a fun, entertaining and very educational read. The author takes you on a journey that at times seems impossible or unreal and I believe it is meant to show a side of a Chinese family that as Americans we don't often see, realize or explore. Once I started reading this book I could not put it down, wanting to see what happens next. Try it....you will love it! This is the second book of this series I have read and I will read the other three. Thanks Gina for this gift!'
- Michelle, Beijing (Amazon)
-Joe, United Kingdom (Amazon)
Gina takes us on a journey very few readers know about. The influx of Chinese money, particularly in real estate, has created an almost gold rush frenzy that is both funny and chaotic. It's a whirlwind adventure for her protagonist Kara who is balancing her Vegas casino ambitions with the more mundane task of showing homes to a rich Chinese industrialist. It's a wild ride and a funny one at that!
- Margaret Vita (Amazon)
-Milagros Lebron, New York (Amazon)
-Brina, Michigan (Goodreads)
A book filled with good points about family, values, and choices. At first I didn’t think it’d resonate well to me but actually found it very relatable and easy to read. Everyone can be humble, even a billionaire! The book could also be a good eye opener as to what they could expect on what’s the real deal about Asian culture and families. I also love how a very complicated world of real estate have been explained thoroughly on the book. Albeit funny and humorous, I still found the book touching serious matters which isn’t so bad for a book categorized as comedy. Overall, I bet the other books of Gina would also be a good read, too, and so I look forward to reading them soon!
- Kim, Phillipines (Goodreads)
Tang's writing has a quirky, upbeat vibe to it that makes it sound like you're hearing the story from the local grapevine. Gossip, if you will. That, combined with Chinese culture, is what got me hooked because it's an area that I've never had the chance to read into up until now. I really loved the various cast of characters you get to meet in the story (Grandma Moh is a diamond), and - honestly - once you get hooked it breezes by so fast that it leaves you wanting more.
Overall, I definitely recommend reading this book through and through. The story is warm and put me in several moments where even I was stressing out over situations!
Jen, Texas (Goodreads)
The Beijing Mummies is the first book I have read in this series. After reading it I am interested to see what the others hold for the Wang family. I found this story to be a fun, light-hearted read and woud recommend.
Rachel, United Kingdom (Goodreads)