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Tour Schedule: A Pho Love Story

Hello friends!

The Colored Pages Team is super excited to announce the confirmed schedule for yet another amazing book: A Pho Love Story!

Thank you to everyone that signed up and helped spread the word to ensure we find as many Own Voices readers as possible. We are so happy with the incredible response to this tour!

Remember to check our hosts’ posts during the week of the tour and help promote the release of A Pho Love Story.

About the Book

Publication date: February 9th, 2021

Publisher: Simon and Schuster for Young Readers

Pages: 416

Genre: YA Contemporary

Representation: Vietnamese-American

Other Links:  Goodreads – Amazon –

When Dimple Met Rishi meets Ugly Delicious in this funny, smart romantic comedy, in which two Vietnamese-American teens fall in love and must navigate their newfound relationship amid their families’ age-old feud about their competing, neighboring restaurants.

If Bao Nguyen had to describe himself, he’d say he was a rock. Steady and strong, but not particularly interesting. His grades are average, his social status unremarkable. He works at his parents’ pho restaurant, and even there, he is his parents’ fifth favorite employee. Not ideal.

If Linh Mai had to describe herself, she’d say she was a firecracker. Stable when unlit, but full of potential for joy and fire. She loves art and dreams pursuing a career in it. The only problem? Her parents rely on her in ways they’re not willing to admit, including working practically full-time at her family’s pho restaurant.

For years, the Mais and the Nguyens have been at odds, having owned competing, neighboring pho restaurants. Bao and Linh, who’ve avoided each other for most of their lives, both suspect that the feud stems from feelings much deeper than friendly competition.

But then a chance encounter brings Linh and Bao in the same vicinity despite their best efforts and sparks fly, leading them both to wonder what took so long for them to connect. But then, of course, they immediately remember.

About the Author

Photo by Christina Grout

Loan Le is the youngest child of two Vietnamese immigrants hailing from Nha Trang. She holds an MFA degree in fiction from Fairfield University, also her undergraduate alma mater. A Pushcart Prize–nominated writer, her short stories have appeared in CRAFT Literary, Mud Season Review, and Angel City Review. Loan is an editor at Simon and Schuster’s Atria Books imprint and lives in Manhattan. A Pho Love Story is her first novel. Visit her website at and find her on Twitter @loanloan.

Website – Goodreads

Tour Schedule

February 9th 

Book Rambler – Welcome Post / Review

Acapricornreads  – Favorite quotes

February 10th 

The Mind of a Book Dragon – Review in GIFs 

Shelf Explanatory  – Review 

Bymyshelf – Interview 

February 11th 

Reading On A Star – Author guest post

Mixaphoria –  craft cocktail inspired by the story

February 12th 

Margie’s Must Reads – Book recommendations based on book

this belle reads too – Review and mood board

February 13th 

Allegory of Words –  Interview 

Dearrivarie – Mood board 

Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review 

February 14th 

Know Your Books – Favorite quotes

too much miya – Favorite quotes 

The Book View – Mood board 

February 15th 

Portals Into Books – Mood board
Bitacoradesofi – Review

Remember to check out the amazing posts of our host during the tour! 


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