Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “When in Vanuatu” by Nicki Chen, She Writes Press, April 27, 2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Nicki Chen, the author of “When in Vanuatu” writes and intriguing and captivating story. The genre for this story is fiction. I love the author’s vivid descriptions of the beautiful landscape. The story takes place in the Philippines and Vanuatu. The reader will get to understand an expat’s life with more compassion. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated.
Diana gives up her career when her husband Jay gets an impressive job in the Philippines. Diana meets other women who are expats, and also seem to have given up their dreams or jobs to follow their husbands.She finds there is both beauty and ugliness, in the landscape, weather, and political unrest. Diana’s dream is to get pregnant, and after failed attempts, Diana needs change. She wants her husband to take a job in Vanuatu, which she views as more of a paradise. She is very artistic, and has her heart set on making some changes, and she is still obsessed with getting pregnant.
Diana can see in Vanuatu that there is beauty and ugliness again. For example there are unique and spectacular fish in the water but some are deadly. It is hard to find a house to rent that feels like a home. She realizes many other women feel the same.
I would recommend this book for other readers.