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The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2013

    Not a book you may want to read. . .

    This book was recommended to me but I have to say I was very disappointed when the first couple of chapters were full of the F bomb. Not my kind of reading enjoyment.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2013

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    Fun, Warmhearted and Delightful

    Who hasn’t fantasized about winning a dream home fully furnished? For Janie Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa, winning the HomeSweetHome Network’s dream house in Maine is a life changer and eye opener. Narrators Suehyla El-Attar and Reay Kaplan do an excellent job bringing the delightful characters to life. Their cadence pulls you in and holds you spellbound as the story unfolds. Their vocalizations enhance the author’s writing. Janine “Nean” Brown knows winning the house is her destiny. It’s her chance to escape the long line of drunk and abusive boyfriends, crappy jobs and finally be someone others won’t look down their noses at. Hearing her name called, Nean does what she has to and strikes out to claim her new life. Across town Janine “Janey” Brown discovers her zany great-aunt Midge has entered her in the contest. It’s Midge’s way of trying to help Janey ease back into the world of the living. After the film crew leaves, Janey and Midge pack up and head to Christmas Cove, Maine, to their new home. Arriving at the dream house, Janey and Midge discover Nean is already there believing she won. When the real winner is decided, lies will be told in order for all to remain in the house. As the lives of the trio intersect and they each branch out into the small community, they discover they’ve won much more than a dream home. They find the power of food, the joy of friendship, and what makes a family. Author Kelly Harms has created zany and memorable characters in her heartwarming debut novel. The characters are well-developed and realistic as they deal with real life and personal demons. Aunt Midge - strong, cantankerous, loving - will stay with you long after the story ends. The story flows smoothly as it switches back and forth from Janey to Nean. It moves at a steady pace filled with humor and heart wrenching moments. It will have you crying from laughter one moment and then from a heartbreaking twist the next. THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE is an enchanting story celebrating the power of good food, friendship, family and new possibilities. This charming tale explores what home and family is all about. FTC Full Disclosure - This audio book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2013

    Nice, light beach read

    This was an entertaining, albeit predictable read. If you're looking for something to pick up your spirits by giving you a few laughs and a somewhat happy ending, this just might be the book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2013


    Wonderful book! Just after reading it I heard an interview with the author on Wisconsin Public Radio followed by their reading of the book on Chapter a Day. Make it just that more enjoyable. It's a warm and delightful book. I enjoyed it so much I've given it as a Christmas present to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013


    Has some funny moments,

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    Great story

    Great story

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    Posted August 1, 2013

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