Tuesday, October 20, 2009
"Once in a Blue Moon" by Eileen Goudge: A Review
Read Any Good Books Lately?
I have and it's called " Once in a Blue Moon" by Eileen Goudge.
Thanks to the One2One Network, I was provided with a copy of this book to read and review.
From the One2One newsletter:
Eileen Goudge is the New York City-based author of The Diary, Domestic Affairs, Woman in Red, One Last Dance, Garden of Lies and Thorns of Truth.
Sisters Lindsay and Kerrie Ann have known hardship from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful mother, their only aid came from an unlikely source, a retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When the girls’ mother was sent to prison, Miss Honi tried unsuccessfully to save them from being separated and sent into foster care.
Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her sister. The owner of a bookstore in the sleepy California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay, she was lucky enough to have been adopted by a loving couple. Unbeknownst to her, Kerrie Ann has suffered a very different life. Bounced from one foster home to the next, she ran away as a teenager before becoming a drug-addicted single mother. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of the little girl who was taken from her.
Neither sister’s expectations are met when they’re finally reunited. But as the two sisters engage in the fiercest battles of their lives, they are at last drawn together despite their differences, restoring belief in the unshakable bond of family.
I found this book to be engaging right from the start. The characters really drew me into the story. As a sister myself, I could really identify with some of the emotions of the two main characters. Much more then a "chic book", it is a story of a bond between two people that supersedes the events that surround them.
It even has it's own website: http://www.onceinabluemoonbook.com which I found to be cool and informative.
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Posted by wendy wallach at 9:53 PM