Her family is suspicious of his.
His family is hostile toward hers.
Restaurant rivalry or something more?
When their paths cross in the high school newspaper room, neighbors Bao and Linh actually talk to each other instead of turning away.
After years as a just-average student, Bao might finally have found something he’s good at: writing date-night restaurant reviews. Gifted painter Linh sketches each dining venue, showcasing the talent that her parents dismiss as a hobby.
They begin enjoying time together (far away from Little Saigon‘s gossip) and wonder about the feud that’s separated their families so long – did it start with their competing pho restaurants here in California or back in Vietnam?
Evie and Linh’s aunt is a successful artist in Vietnam – why do their parents keep insisting that Di Vang is miserable?
The chance to paint a stunning restaurant’s mural is a dream for Linh, as long as her parents never know about it… or Bao.
If Allison (his editor & her best friend) is right about theirs as a Romeo & Juliet story, how can there be a happy ending?
Bao and Linh recount A Pho Love Story to us in alternating chapters – just published this week!
The ideal path to ‘happily ever after’ – smooth or bumpy?