Don’t Miss This New Historical Fiction Release, When The Future Comes Too Soon.
Coming July 18, 2017
After enjoying Selina Siak Chin Yoke’s debut novel, The Woman Who Breathed Two Worlds, I was eager to read the sequel. What makes this author’s writing so fascinating to me, is her ability to transport me into her story. In this book, I felt as if I lived through the horrific period of time, when Malaya, was under Japanese control during WWII. The only thing I found difficult, was keeping track of the characters. Once I had the names straight in my mind, though, I couldn’t put the book down.
The story is narrated by a strong, likable character, Wong Mei Foong. When Mei Foong met her husband to be, Wong Weng Yu, she quickly fell in love with him. His quiet, sensitive nature, his love for music, and his deep singing voice captured Mei Foong’s, heart. She didn’t realize then, though, that Weng Yu was also in love with himself, and her father’s money. Weng Yu was a British-educated engineer and very handsome. On paper, Weng Yu was the perfect husband. But, in reality, he either ignored Mei Foong or treated her with contempt. When another man showed kindness to Mei Foong during a painful period in her life, Weng Yu became furious. Unfortunately, it was Mei Foong who paid the price for that kindness.
The book depicts how the Malayan people were oppressed during the Japanese rule. And, the sharp, authentic details and dialect made this book come alive for me.
Thank you, Amazon Crossings and NetGalley for my advanced review copy.
~5 out of 5 stars~ Review by Peg Glover