Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week's pick: The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
Due out: July 9, 2013

Synopsis taken from Amazon:
A debut novel with huge bookclub potential—about luck and love, and winning a sweepstakes—with a cast of characters who will charm readers from the very first page

The HomeSweetHome network’s Free House Sweepstakes has just announced this year’s lucky winner of a brand-new, fully-loaded dream home: Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa.

For Janey Brown, hearing her name called on television feels like the inescapable fruition of her Aunt Midge’s endless string of harebrained plans, each of them designed to drag Janey into the world outside the tiny kitchen where she is happiest submerging her anxiety and grief in the pursuit of the perfect pot-au-feu.

Meanwhile, across town, Nean Brown just knows that house is her destiny. When she hears her name, it’s almost not even a surprise. Good fortune took its sweet time showing up in her life, but better late than never. For Nean the house promises an escape from the latest in her revolving door of crappy jobs and drunk boyfriends, from being the kind of person other people look at but don’t see.

Both Janine Browns head for their new hometown of Christmas Cove, Maine to claim the prize, and when their lives intersect, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at water’s edge. In the vein of Mary Kay Andrews, the Good Luck Girls will win you over.


Jill said...

Yes! Love the comparison to Mary Kay Andrews!

Natalie Bell said...

This sounds cute. I hadn't heard of it before. Did you chose it because the winner is from IA?
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