April 19, 2010

Get Lucky

Winner:  Darlene at SewCalGal!  Congratulations :)

I'm happy to have read a book!  Really it shouldn't be such a monumental occasion, but life has been so busy - I haven't let myself get caught up in books as much lately.

Get Lucky
I set up this review months ago with Lisa at TLC Book Tours, here's a little from the back cover -


Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job.
So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.



The cover made me think that the book would be all sunshine and easy going, but not so!  The author, Katherine Center, engaged me from the first pages, with characters I could relate to, struggles with family relationships, and making the most of the present situation.  I found myself at the end of the book wanting to know more about Sarah and how things had worked out for her and Mackie.

Did Sarah "get lucky"?  I guess you will have to read and find out!

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it too, in fact I'm headed to Amazon to look into Katherine's other books!  If you would like to win a copy of Get Lucky, leave a comment - I'll select a winner over the next weekend.

Happy Reading ~
Amy
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36 comments:

Jantine said...

This sounds like a great book, I would love to read it!

Oddbjørg said...

I would be happy to win this book. Thanks for giving me the chance.

Jessica said...

I am such a big fan of Katherine Center--I'd love a chance to read this book!

Aimee said...

I would to read this book! I have had to force myself to go to bed 30 minutes early lately just so I can read-- otherwise I stay up making things and neglecting my bookworm side!! ;o)

Willa said...

Thanks for the review. I would love to win and read. If I win, I will pass the book along to friends in assisted living who cannot get to library or book stores.

When I don't have time to read, I find I function less well than normal. The escape seems important!

Stacey said...

That sounds great, i read every day, and need suggestions on good books, thanks!!!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

Thanks for the review! You know how much Keeping the Feast touched me. I'll have to put this one on my kindle queue...

Keep reading! Right now I'm reading Bella Tuscany... Had to buy me some limoncello to try... next book up is The Glass Castle.

upstateLisa said...

sounds intriguing!

Kaye Prince said...

Yes please Amy! I could always use more books, and this one sounds like something I'd like!

Dresden Quilter said...

It sounds like a great book. I would love to learn if she "gets lucky"!

Ruth B said...

I love to read and this sounds like a great book!

bethanndodd said...

I have been wanting to start a new book (but haven't had time). This one sounds like one I could make time for :o). Thanks!

Natalie said...

Not that I have time to read either, but when I do, it would be good to have a good book ready to go!

Amy R said...

You always find the best books! I would love to win!

Cecilia said...

This sounds like it would be a wonderful book. I am always on the look out for good authors. They aren't always easy to find. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jane said...

Your review is very enticing! I would love to read this book.

MomBrose said...

A book without illustrations? What a "novel" idea :D hehe!

Katie B. said...

I'm always looking for a good book!

Sameday said...

I would love a chance to win this book, sounds like my kind of read. Thanks

SewCalGal said...

I too love to read and always wish I had more time to do so. But I do find that when I travel I enjoy reading ooodles of books, with uninterrupted time! Still read at home, but it just seems to take me longer. This book sounds interesting, so please count me in your book giveaway.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

audreypawdrey said...

I have been spending a little time each night while nursing reading, which is the only way I have had any time to read lately! I do love it so. The book sounds really interesting.

Janet said...

I'm an avid reader and haven't heard of this book or author so I'll have to look for it. I don't need to win a copy - I'll order it through my library. Thanks for the recommendation.

Crafty Chookie said...

The book sounds great....Would love to read it or win it....
Cheers :-) Michelle

Christine said...

Love books that keep you guessing till the end...and am enjoying reading lately! love the chance to win a fun book...love your blog too!

Susan said...

Oh, I would love a chance to win this book, Amy. I really enjoy a book that sucks you in at the very beginning and doesn't make you work too hard to care about the characters in it. This one sounds great, thanks for the recommendation!

Molly said...

This sounds like a great book! :)

The Kaonohi's said...

I would love a great book to read.

Jamie said...

Sounds like a good read! Thanks for the chance to win!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!

TracyLou said...

I never make time for fiction anymore ~ so this would be a real treat!
thanks!

keep sewing! said...

I would love to read this; please enter me in the draw!

sandra said...

I love to read and that sounds like a good book another author that I just found that writes beautiful books about women is Lauraine Snelling and the book I just finished was "The Healing Quilt".

Heather said...

I LOVE books!! Please add me to this giveaway. books on family dynamics are always so interesting!

sclangs said...

That sounds like an interesting read!

Kim D. said...

That sounds like a good book. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

Marcia said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win this book. I'm trying to get used to your new blog format. :))mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com