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***** Unlimited Love and Tenderness                                                          Review by Rox Burkey

Author Eichin Chang-Lim weaves a story of college, family and community struggles set in Taipei. The main characters, Jon-Sun, the night student and SuAnn the day student, are opposites socially and financially in their family make up. The traditions are strong and forgiveness for parental disobedience non-existent. The two met and learn about one another with conversation and honorable, chaste dates. The heart knows what it wants, and this young couple succumbed to the arrows that flew from Cupid’s bow.   

The storyline is exquisite and character development is exquisite bringing the reader right into the story. I enjoyed both characters and their support for each other. This sample will whet your whistle.

Finally, on their very last night before SuAnn left campus for the summer break, they visited Drunken Moon Lake and walked along the bridge. The green roof of the lake’s cabana stood out against the fiery orange sky, and the entire picture before them was reflected in the glassy water, as still as could be. There Jon-Sun worked up the courage to give SuAnn a chaste kiss. The pressure of their lips sent an electric current throughout Jon-Sun’s body; every cell seemed to hum and vibrate.

There is a special surprise in Flipping—a second romance. It is a story that explores not only love and traditions, but choice required because of actions taken. The story of Elliana and Mitch explores their sacrifices to reach their family values. Support for others who cross their path takes on a whole new dimension as confidences are shared.

Author Chang-Lim, with the decades between the love stories adds the dynamics of disabilities, disapproving parents, and challenges that make your heart swell and tears fall. I heartily recommend this book for what you can learn, the enjoyment, and exposure to different experiences. You’ll need to take it all the way to the end to find all the connections. Fab love story.

About the Author

Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim is a semiretired optometrist, a multi-award-winning author, a wife, and a mother to 2 children. She and her husband had a private optometry practice in Los Angeles. They live in Orange County, California.

In a recent interview, the author said, “You might have noticed that romance and inspirational are my niche genres. I write romance because I find it to be an intriguing genre. Relationships are quite involved in real life. Therefore, I use romance to depict the intricacies of relationships. Ultimately, it evolves into an inspirational and thought-provoking tale. Readers will discover that I tend to tell love stories beyond the confines of romance. I strive to convey the kind of love that is much broader and more profound than romantic or physical love. I strongly believe that love is more than a four-letter word. It’s multidimensional. It involves sacrifice, forgiveness, trust, demoting one’s ego, or even ‘letting it go’ at times. I also like to encompass the love of friendship, family, and even little pets in my stories.”

“As a romance writer, I write with my heart and soul. My mindset is that if my story can make a difference in even one person’s life, it’s all worth it, and that’s what love is all about,” she added.

Eichin modeled during college in Taiwan and was in several short films, including a supporting role in the comedy Indy/feature film Winning Formula. She has written five books: FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love, A Mother’s Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent, Love: A Tangled Knot, TheLoveLock, and YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT: An Optometrist’s Most Memorable Cases

During the preorder period, YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT hit the #1 New Release in seven categories at least once: Optometry, Physician & Patient Diagnosis, Eye Problems, Reference, Preventive Medicine, Aging, and Ophthalmology.

Besides acting and writing, she loves opera and a big bear hug. Learn more about the author at

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    4 replies to "Flipping"

    • Jan Sikes

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book, Rox! Congrats to Eichin!

      • RoxBurkey

        Hi Jan, thank you for stopping by for a read. I love Eichin’s perspective.

    • Yvette M Calleiro

      Great review, Rox! I have this book on my kindle and look forward to reading it some day. 🙂

      • RoxBurkey

        Hi Yvette, thank you for stopping by. I was delighted I took the time to read it.

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