Heists. High Society. Loyalty.
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Women of Good Fortune

Sophie Wan

Three women. One daring plan. A wedding heist to remember.

Lulu has always been taught that money is the ticket to a good life. So, when Shanghai’s most eligible bachelor surprises her with a proposal, the only acceptable answer is yes, even if the voice inside her head is saying no. His family’s fortune would solve all her parents’ financial woes, but Lulu isn’t in love or ready for marriage.
The only people she can confide in are her two best friends: career-minded Rina, who is tired of being passed over for promotion as her biological clock ticks away; and Jane, a sharp-tongued, luxury-chasing housewife desperate to divorce her husband and trade up. Each of them desires something different: freedom, time, beauty. None of them can get it without money.
It’s not long before they realise that Lulu’s wedding is their golden opportunity. With Shanghai’s elite clamouring to attend, the cash gifts guests will bring will be more than enough to change the women’s lives. To steal the money on the big day, all they’ll need is a trustworthy crew and a brilliant plan. But as the plot grows increasingly complicated and relationships are caught in the cross fire, the women are forced to realise that having it all might come at a steep price…
Set against a high-society Shanghai wedding, a heartfelt and funny novel about a reluctant bride, her two best friends, and the cunning plan that could change their fortunes forever. 

About the Author

Sophie Wan Sophie Wan cares deeply for her sourdough starter and eats too many brownies. Words and sunshine are her greatest joys. As a Bay Area native, she has no choice but to enjoy outdoor activities, but prefers those where her feet remain firmly on the ground. She currently lives in Philadelphia. Women of Good Fortune ​is her first novel.


‘The novel … stands out for its unexpected depth; Wan expertly delves into her protagonists’ emotional backstories and reveals their complexities. Suggesting that the women’s desire for independence need not necessarily clash with the expectations of family and patriarchal society, she shows that friendships and self-worth are fortunes worth treasuring. Wan pulls this off without a hitch.’  Publishers Weekly


‘These criminal ladies are giving Good Girls ... with a bit of Emily In Paris glitz and glam.’ – BuzzFeed


‘Joyous, indulgent, immensely clever.’ – Grace D. Li, author of Portrait of a Thief


‘A glittering debut and delightful romp.’ – Carley Fortune, author of Meet Me at the Lake


‘I loved every second of this fun, fast-paced book with hilarious hijinks that begs the question: can women really ever have it all?’ – Colleen Oakley, author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise


‘With an incredibly entertaining cast, sharp insights into class and gender, and glamorous settings, this is a most delectable read.’ – Kyla Zhao, author of The Fraud Squad




Pub Date
March 2024




Female friendships. Shanghai elite. Women overcoming expectations.