The Leftover Woman

The Leftover Woman

Jasmine Yang arrives in New York City. Jasmine is fleeing her abusive controlling husband Wen, without any family or friends for support. Jasmine’s goal throughout the book is to be reunited with her biological daughter. The clock is ticking though as Wen is on her trail. Rebecca Whitney seems to have it all a great career as a publishing executive, a wonderful husband and they don’t know it at the time their adopted  daughter whose really Jasmine’s daughter and a nanny from China to watch over her. But things are not always what they seem.



I love the main characters of Jasmine and Rebecca two different women from different walks of life both culturally and economically. I also loved that Jasmine’s point of view was from the first person narrative. The twists that happened in the book you did not see happening which was another plus. I like the settings of both China and New York City.



I just wish the story didn’t have to end. Otherwise I have nothing bad to say about this book.




For my first time reading anything by Jean Kwok, I really enjoyed this novel. I can’t wait to read more from her in the future. Thank you Jean Kwok & Elle Anderson for the netgalley copy of The Leftover Woman. If you don’t have a physical or netgalley copy of The Leftover Woman, pre-order the book coming out on October 10th of this year.