China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend

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Book - 2015
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Feeling incomplete because her unknown birth father cannot walk her down the aisle, Rachel Chu, on the brink of marrying one of Asia's richest bachelors, is brought into the elite circles of Shanghai by a shocking revelation.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385539081
0385539088
9780804172066
Branch Call Number: FIC KWAN, KEVIN
Characteristics: 377 pages ; 25 cm

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ArapahoeTiegan Apr 11, 2018

Just as good, if not better, than the first book! However, I am finding myself way more intrigued by Astrid's story than by Nick and Rachel's - I'm hoping there is more of Astrid in book 3.

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lpreston214
Mar 05, 2018

I enjoyed this installment (2nd) even more than Crazy Rich Asians. Though there was plenty of descriptions of clothes, food, jewelry, private jets and fancy cars, there was a little more on the character side. We get to know Rachel Chu's half brother Carleton and his girlfriend Collette. We also meet Rachel's birth father as well as his wife. Nick's cousin Astrid is dealing with her husband Michael who has been transformed into a monster by being made super-rich thanks to Charlie Wu. I'll be moving on to installment 3. Can't wait to find out the answer to the all-important question. What happens when Shang Su Yi passes on? Who inherits Tyresall Park?

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kwsmith
Dec 03, 2017

This is the humorous sequel to Crazy Rich Asians. This time, Kwan aims his vicious satire towards the "new money" extravagantly wealthy Chinese mainland families. Once again, level-headed American-born Chinese Rachel proves her worth when she is confronted by powerful rich women of poor character. I'm very much looking forward to reading the next book in this sinfully fun series!

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mligh
Nov 24, 2017

2nd in series

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schambers77
Sep 28, 2017

Entertaining and spell bounding.....what a story, cant wait to get the next books.

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MauraDaly
Mar 09, 2017

This book is a lot of fun! It's a quick read that will leave you entertained.

bwortman Dec 03, 2016

As with the previous novel in this series, I was again surprised at how much I enjoyed the book. Filled with a wide cast of characters, most of whom are obscenely rich and who have an entirely skewed perception of morality and reality, it remains fascinating reading. While almost none of the characters really grow or change, the plot propels everything along at a wonderful clip and leaves you compelled to understand the various machinations of many of the characters that surround our central pair of Nick and Rachel. There's also the luscious descriptions of places, food, and fashions that while occasionally overwhelming give a true sense of place. And there's often a hint of snarky humour either in the text of the novel itself or in the footnotes sprinkled liberally throughout. If you enjoyed the first novel, you'll want to pick up this one.

tritonesub Dec 23, 2015

Wonderful sequel to Crazy Rich Asians. Characters are more fleshed out, and the deft touch of humor is still very present, as well as a sense of justice, making the story engaging and not just about making fun of... rich Asians.

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writermala
Sep 30, 2015

It is not surprising that Kevin Kwan's debut novel Crazy Rich Asians is being made to a movie. This book which is somewhat of a sequel is also hilarious. All the characters are "Weapons of Mass Consumption," and this makes for entertaining reading. The incidents highlighting obscenely rich purchases are interspersed with a story with all the mystery resolved at the end. Good lighthearted fun.

SchroederTribe Jul 07, 2015

Sequel to Crazy Rich Asians - Kevin Kwan's "China Rich Girlfriend" is another funny and engaging novel about the fictional lives of Asia's most wealthy. Kwan grew up in Singapore and knows and loves his subjects and has historically written non-fiction with an emphasis on fine art. His knowledge of subject and generally intelligence carries clearly through in these fun loving books.

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