Feb 7, 2022

Book Review: Red Thread of Fate by Lyn Liao Butler


Red Thread of Fate by Lyn Liao Butler
Pub Date 08 Feb 2022
Berkley Publishing Group, Berkley
Genre: multicultural interest, women's fiction
Rating: 4.5/5 
Source: Netgalley
My comments:

A sudden tragedy leaves Tam a widow, one who finds herself in charge of a cousin's five-year-old daughter and facing a decision of whether to go through with her pending adoption of a young boy in China. 

The accident that kills Tam's husband, Tony, and his cousin Mia haunts her days, as she struggles with the idea of raising two young children on her own.  

A heartfelt story but with a predictable ending, the novel keeps your attention,  especially as it takes you through the complex process of going through with an adoption from China.


First Chapter of Red Thread of Fate:

She was on the phone with her husband when he died.

Tamlei Kwan leaned against a wall outside the elementary school during her lunch break, her phone tucked between her ear and shoulder.  

First Chapter/Intros is a weekly meme hosted by Yvonne at Socrates Book Reviews.


  1. I've heard of this one. It seems tragic! It must be very complicated to adopt a child from China... hmm. I'm guessing she does in the end.

  2. Harvee, I saw this one around but didn't know what it was about. I think I'd like to try it based on your post.

  3. The plot does sound interesting. A tragedy that changes a woman's life forever holds endless dramatic possibilities.

  4. Replies
    1. The cover tries to reflect some of the story.

  5. I haven't heard of this one but the excerpt really draws me in. I definitely want to read this one.

    1. That first line in the book is an attention grabber!

  6. Interesting premise. One of my high school friends adopted a little girl from India. The process looks so complicated, at least from the outside. But I've loved following along on social media as her little girl has gone from an unsure, insecure toddler to a vibrant, happy elementary schooler. It's amazing what love can do.

    1. I’m happy to read about happy outcomes for this sensitive subject.

  7. I like the sound of this one. :)

  8. Sounds like a good one; although the premise seems a little too sad.


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