Flipping - A Story of Love Between Families

A Review from Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

Flipping by Eichin Chang-Lim is set against the backdrop of Taiwan. When JonSun first sets his eyes on SuAnn at the library, he knows she is the perfect girl for him. Their love for each other is strong enough to overcome their vastly different backgrounds, but not to convince SuAnn’s wealthy parents that this peasant boy is good enough to marry. They finally elope together, and when JonSun’s sister moves to the US, the newly married couple soon follows them. They have a son, Wynson, and begin the business of flipping houses, which brings them a great deal of success. Meanwhile, Mitch and Elliana give birth to Christa, and make the shocking discovery that she is profoundly deaf. Her parents fight for her right to live a normal life. Christa undergoes a cochlear implant and discovers she has a natural talent for gymnastics. Soon her sights are set on the Olympic trials before tragedy hits again. Throughout her ordeal, her friend Wynson is by her side. Follow the fortunes and sadness of these two families as their lives intertwine with each other. Discover the meaning of true love and everlasting friendship, and that sometimes family units are made from love and not blood.

Flipping: An Uplifting Novel of Love 5-Star Review from Readers' Favorite

JonSun knew from the moment he caught a fleeting glimpse of her that his heart called to the mysterious woman in the library. Vigilantly he returned, hoping to catch sight of her again, and when he did, the unimaginable happened. Despite being far beyond his reach, she agreed to go on a date. Her parents wanted her to marry a doctor, but as time went on she only had eyes for him, and was willing to sacrifice a life of comfort, even her family, to be with him. Her father had told JonSun he would never be good enough. He was determined to prove him wrong, but knew the life he provided was less than she deserved. But this is not just their tale, and theirs is not the only relationship to watch.

A 5-star Review from Readers' Favorite for A Mother's Heart

A Mother’s Heart (Memoir of a Special Needs Parent) by Eichin Chang-Lim is the true story of the author’s journey through the at times difficult and always challenging world of raising a special needs child. Eichin Chang-Lim's first child, Teddy, was born profoundly deaf and with some vision issues as well. Chang-Lim candidly relates the initial shock and disappointment that her long-awaited bundle of joy was not quite so perfect after all. The author takes us along with her as we follow the development of her beloved child and the often unexpected pressures raising such a child can put on a couple’s relationship as well as with other family members, including siblings. In a simple, un-sugar-coated way Chang-Lim shows the reader the practical and pragmatic steps parents must take to ensure their child receives the necessary help, understanding and compassion required for the child to develop into a well-rounded adult ready to contribute successfully to society and to him or her self. 

Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review for The Lovelock

Tender and deeply moving, The LoveLock: A Suspenseful and Sensual Love Story by Eichin Chang-Lim is a love story about Violet and Dylan, two college sweethearts whose relationship is destroyed by a tragedy that tears them apart. As grown-ups, they have to face the challenges of life, each one alone. Violet will travel a very dark path, ending up as a stripper, while Dylan has his own demons to handle. But there is one moment that keeps them linked to each other in some mysterious way; the moment Dylan gave Violet the locket. The locket and the key have marked a symbolic moment in their relationship. When Dylan offered her the locket on a beach, he said he’d keep the key, symbolizing that he owned the key to Violet’s heart. For Violet, Dylan has the key to her heart, “in every sense,” but after all they have been through, can they go back to the moment to unlock the secret of happiness and meaning in each other’s heart? 

A Romantic Story with Substance - A Reader's Favorite Review for Flipping

Reviewed by Alyssa Elmore for Reader's Favorite

Discover the joy of love through sacrifice as two couples risk all for happiness in the stunning novel Flipping by Eichin Chang-Lim. JonSun and SuAnn met in college and fell in love at first sight. Drawn together by their love for old American films, the two must face adversity and make the ultimate choice for love. Abandoning all, the young couple moves to the United States to start a new life. In their first years as Americans, JonSun and SuAnn triumphantly welcome a baby boy into their family and find success flipping houses. Brilliantly happy, only one thing mars the couple's joy; JonSun's desperate need to prove his worth. Born deaf, Christa McMeri has struggled to fit in her whole life. Only her adopted sister, Jadelynn, and childhood best friend, Wynson, seem to penetrate her lonely world until she is introduced to gymnastics at a young age. Discovering her passion as a gymnast, Christa quickly determines to become an Olympic medalist. In her senior year in high school, Christa is thrown when her life takes a dark turn. Faced with a life-changing event, Christa is left feeling unworthy of love. Can she accept love with her disabilities? Will she be able to conquer her fears and learn to live?

The LoveLock is a Different Love Story: A Reader's Favorite Review

Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite

Violet and Dylan, a pair of young adults brought together by tragedy, are ultimately separated as the death of Dylan’s mother and Violet’s sister spawn a series of violent emotional eruptions within their families. Though they go their separate ways, miles and circumstances apart, a token gift—a love lock—that Dylan gave to Violet, for which only he holds the key, remains a constant link between them. While Violet pursues an acting career, she cannot overcome a temporary psychological illness and sinks into drugs. On the brink of homelessness, she is “saved” by a neighbor who gets her a job as a stripper. Dylan faces his own challenges in the Peace Corps, followed by an accident that dramatically stops his hopes of reuniting with the love of his life, Violet. The LoveLock by Eichin Chang Lim is a love story in the truest sense of the genre.

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