Jul 27, 2017

Review: When the Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke

When the Future Comes Too Soon by Selina Siak Chin Yoke, July 18, 2017, AmazonCrossing
Genre: historical novel set in Malaya, 20th century
Rating: 5/5

I learned a lot about the occupation of Malaya by the Japanese during WWII, the difficulties for the Malayan people, and especially for women raising families during a time of  war and scarcity. The Chinese-Malayan women in the Malayan Series, two novels, show their strength and resilience during times of change and conflict and are well drawn characters in the novels.

I recommend the book for history buffs of the era as well as for those who enjoy novels featuring strong women who must adhere and be subject to multiple cultural traditions and changes at the same time.

6 comments:

Mystica said...

Definitely one for me. Thank you for the review.

Brian Joseph said...

This sounds very interesting. I only know a little bit about this area of the World and World War II. Learning new things from books is always a good thing.

Harvee said...

Am sure you will like it, Mystica!

Harvee said...

One of the best ways to learn - armchair travel back and forth in time, Brian!

Suko said...

This sounds intriguing.I will keep this book in mind, Harvee.

Harvee said...

Let us know if you read and like them, Suko!

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