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Teresa's Reading Corner: Get Lucky by Katherine Center

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Get Lucky by Katherine Center

Summary From Goodreads

How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.

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.

My thoughts:

Is luck something we have or something we create? I've been pondering this since I first read Get Lucky. I think in many cases, including Sarah's it is made. She realizes, albeit unconsciously that her life isn't working for her and something has to change. From the point in which she forwards the email, Sarah has taken control of her life. The story explores Sarah's path as she leaves behind the life that she once thought she wanted and moves toward the life that he didn't know she did. Following this path of self discovery she learns things about her relationships with her father, her stepmother, her sister and even her deceased mother. As well as friends old and new.

This is a fantastic story about growing up and finding the life that you truly want.

I had gotten away from reading books that were classified as "chick lit" because I would get so frustrated by the characters and the total lack of reality. I never felt this with Get Lucky, I was hooked from the very first page.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good story that explores the relationships between sisters and likes to read about strong women. It is a great light read that will keep you engaged.

Upon finishing I knew I would be picking up more of Katherine Center's work.

I won this Advanced Readers Copy from the GoodReads first reads program.

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At April 16, 2010 at 6:34 AM , Blogger Juju at Tales of said...

Great review. I adore the cover.



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