Women of Good Fortune (Hardcover)

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This book is centered around three Sheng Nu; Lulu, Rina, and Jane. Sheng Nu are women who are past their marrying age — the Chinese phrase means "left over women" — and are looked down on and undesired. Lulu has been presented an advantageous marriage to Harv, an extremely rich bachelor in Shanghai with a well known family. Lulu is a waitress who is basically the sole provider for her family. This marriage to Harv will help Lulu take care of all her parents’ needs, but the price is her freedom. Career driven Rina, being a Sheng Nu, has received news from her doctor that her fertility is declining and has decided that her goal is to fly to the United States and freeze her eggs. And Jane is in a marriage she didn't choose with a man who told her parents "she will do." Being told she was ugly her whole life because she doesn't fit Chinese beauty standards has made her hard and cynical. Her dream is to get plastic surgery and a divorce. The solution to all of these issues is MONEY. Lulu's marriage presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rob the affluent of Shanghai and make all of their dreams come true.

— Cat B.


A reluctant bride and her two best friends plot to steal all the gift money from her glitzy high-society wedding in this dazzling, heartfelt, funny novel for fans of Crazy Rich Asians

"A glittering debut. Delightful." --Carley Fortune, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Every Summer After

Bride-to-be Lulu is about to marry Shanghai's most eligible bachelor. She just has one secret: she isn't in love with him and is only marrying him to fix her family's financial issues. But for Lulu and her two best friends, her upcoming nuptials may offer a different opportunity entirely...

It will be the social event of the season, lavish and over the top, but the three women's focus will be on one thing: the red envelopes filled with cash gifts, stored in an elaborate safe at the center of the ballroom. More than enough money to solve all their problems and transform their lives.

Friends who steal together, stay together.

With the help of a mysterious luxury goods counterfeiter and a snarky getaway driver, the friends forge a brilliant plan to lift all the red envelopes on the big day. But as their plot grows increasingly complicated and relationships are caught in the cross fire, they're forced to face that having it all might come at a steep price.

"Joyous, indulgent, immensely clever." --Grace D. Li, New York Times bestselling author of Portrait of a Thief

Product Details
ISBN: 9781525804304
ISBN-10: 1525804308
Publisher: Graydon House
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 352
Language: English