A late post from late last year. Who We Were has achieved a five-star review by Readers’ Favorite.
Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers’ Favorite.
“Who We Were by Puiyin Labial is a story about destiny and the incredible truth that people could be bound together by threads that are mysterious and intangible. With an international setting in China and the US, the reader follows the lives of two compelling characters, a young boy and girl who feel a powerful attraction for each other, an affection that is foiled by insane family traditions. They will meet again in high school, this time in the US, and feel irresistibly drawn to each other. But their attraction is hindered once more. As adults, Jace and Melodi meet again, this time each successfully pursuing their professions. Are they bound to be together or are these mere coincidences? They will learn the truth after a painful tragedy. Will they be able to stick together this one last time?
The first thing that grabbed my attention was the reader-friendly writing — simple, crisp, and fluid. From the start, the reader will appreciate the realism that is injected into the writing. The characters are well developed with solid backgrounds. The author did a great job in integrating the backgrounds of the key characters into the narrative, with Melodi excelling as a writer and Jace devoted to his career as a doctor. The story is cleverly plotted, leaving the reader with so much guessing to do. I quickly learned to care about these characters from the very beginning and couldn’t help having the feeling of a strange familiarity with them. Who We Were is a beautiful story that reminds readers that we know more than we are often aware of, and that our connections could go beyond our dreams and expectations. Puiyin Labial weaves strong themes like love, family, and human connections seamlessly into a story that is gripping and real.”
Record one thing you’re grateful for (flatmates with the same shoe size, a FaceTime chat with your mum, that free coffee in Pret – it’s all relative) each day for three weeks. Research says it can improve your mood, sleep and energy.
DAY 4 – Made in Thailand Sequel
Once again, I would like to thank those who have purchased and supported Made in Thailand, and because of how well it is doing, I have decided to bring out a sequel, where the autobiography will have a broader focus on my life in 90’s Bangkok and much more. It is already in the works alongside the sequel to Who We Were. The sequel to Made in Thailand would not have come to plan if it wasn’t for the supportive bloggers, readers and fans. I thank you all, and hope that we can make the sequel an even better success.
I am here to ask for your (my fellow bloggers’) opinion. What do you think about the idea of me coming up with a book based on PY Lab blog? Don’t get me wrong, PY Lab will continue to be a blog. As many of you would know by now that I have recently launched my own publishing house. And unlike most publishers, I don’t want to have a wall up where readers, and the rest of the world, see me as another publisher. I want to bring down the wall and let the world in. I want others to see what kind of a publisher I am, and who is behind the publisher. I would also like to tell my journey from how I had come up with the idea of setting up my own publishing house, and how I also have PY Lab to thank for it.
Anyways, I would love to hear from you lot. You know how to get back to me 🙂
Much love always,
Six years ago, I first published my book ‘A Chinese Christmas Carol’ (Xlibris Publishing). I never expected it to do alright in the market. Better than I had expected. And so, I have decided to do a re-vamp and bring out a new edition of the story under the new ownership of PUIYIN W.L. PUBLISHING®, and turn it into a series. Along with the recent news of ‘Who We Were’ becoming a trilogy, I am proud to officially announce another trilogy/series project in the making for 2017-2018.
PUIYIN W.L. PUBLISHING® is proud to officially announce and confirm that its first novel ‘Who We Were’ will be turned into a trilogy. It has come to the attention that there were some surprised reactions from some of the ‘earlier’ readers about some of the events that takes place in the story. So after much thoughts and discussions, the author and publisher has decided to turn the one story into a trilogy, hoping that it will answer the readers’ questions. Keep checking in for further details. Meantime, thank you for the support.
Here’s the new and improved ‘About’ page for the company’s website. So check it out.