Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Book Review: Born Under A Lucky Moon by Dana Precious
If you're looking for a fabulous and funny summer read, pick up a copy of Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious.
Jeannie Thompson's life has never been boring. Her family is filled with colorful, and often embarrassing, relatives who seem to be the victims of some of the oddest things; making them the talk of the little Michigan town where they live.
It is 2006, and Jeannie's longtime boyfriend is thinking of taking their relationship to the next level. She's not sure they should rock the boat. Not only are they both busy in the entertainment industry, she knows how other boyfriends have felt about her less than normal family, and she's not sure Aidan will be any better.
As Jeannie's past and present collide, she must reconsider her life growing up near the Great Lakes of Michigan, and the career she carved out that has alienated her from her family.
I discovered Born Under A Lucky Moon at another blog and commented on the review. The author's publicist contacted me and sent me a copy. All the other reviews had been spectacular, so I was hoping I would enjoy this one too. Now I wish I had read it sooner.
Debut author Dana Precious pulls together a stellar plot, quirky characters, the love/hate relationship we can have with our family/stomping grounds, and a romance to come up with a major winner. I loved everything about this book. Once I started it, I couldn't put it down. I read it in one day. Born Under A Lucky Moon is filled with laughs and tears, unexpected twists, family, and down home charm. It's about the Thompson family, but it could be about any family.
Born Under A Lucky Moon is the perfect book to choose if you want a great read that is funny, yet moving.
Title: Born Under A Lucky Moon
Author: Dana Precious
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Also available in a Kindle edition.
I received a copy of this book from the author's publicist in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation to provide my review.