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The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane

by Kelly Harms

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The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms
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  • Published Jul 2013
    304 pages
    Genre: Literary Fiction

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  • Gwen C. (Clearfield, PA)
    The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
    This is the perfect beach book! Have you ever succumbed to cooking shows on t.v. and bought exotic ingredients for an impossible recipe? Have you ever fantasized over living in a dream house and entered a sweepstakes to do so? If so, this is the book for you!

    The premise is delightful: Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa, wins the Dream House Sweepstakes and relocates to Maine for a new start in life. Problem? There are two Janine Browns: shy-beyond-words "Janey" and in-your-face "Nean," both laying claim to the house. Throw in wonderful Aunt Midge and enjoy as the plot is cleverly organized into mix, simmer and serve sections. The narration bounces between Janey and Nean, with each chapter headed by the perfect cooking quote for the contents.

    Many books promise laugh out loud moments; this book delivers. Interspersed throughout the story are hilarious pop culture references and unforgettable scenes. I chuckled, howled, and yes, cried, at the appropriate moments. I'd love to meet the author. Anyone who could write this book is my kind of friend. I have been babbling about this book since I first picked it up. My girlfriends are waiting in line to read it.
  • Jane C. (Brighton, MI)
    The Good Luck Girls
    I expected this book just to be funny. What a surprise to find it poignant as well. The characters were well developed and there were surprises along the way. What chance would there be that there would be two women in the same town in Iowa by the same name winning a million dollar house? My favorite character in this fast moving book was Aunt Midge. She added many sad and hilarious moments that made you think. Great first book.
  • Lisa G. (Riverwoods, IL)
    The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book and plan on recommending it to my friends. The writing was sharp and entertaining and I liked ALL the characters which rarely happens. It deals with human nature, relationships and the importance of family or more correctly, the making of family. I look forward to reading more by this author.
  • Joan (Miller Place, NY)
    A Dream House by the Ocean
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a light, pleasant read, a perfect beach book. If you have always wondered what happens to the "HGTV Dream House" contestants and you love to cook this book is for you. It has broad appeal for so many readers. It is the perfect "escape" book. Put your feet up, pour a glass of wine, relax and enjoy "The Good Luck Girls…." I can't wait to read Ms. Harms next book.
  • Diane D. (Blairstown, NJ)
    Heartwarming & Fun
    Two girls named Janine Brown...one enters a contest to win a fabulous house in Maine; the other's aunt enters her name, without her knowledge. The first is SURE she is going to win it, but it turns out that the other one does.

    Both girls go to claim the house, and things get dicey, when they meet up. The book keeps you hooked, as you read along, waiting for things to blow up. Both girls have image problems, and there are love interests for both of them as well.

    The aunt, Midge, is a funny gal...quirky and stabilizing at the same time. I really enjoyed the book and couldn't put it down, till I finished it. It is a light read, which is something most of us need now & then. Those who like romance will like it, but the story behind the girls' lives is what makes it a good book, so don't let that put you off.
  • Susan S. (Salem, OH)
    The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane
    This is the perfect summer beach read..not too light with well developed characters...Kelly harms "Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane" reminded me of reading Jennifer Weiner's " Good In Bed" one wonderful summer.. I was thinking about the good luck girls even when I put the book down. Enjoy!
  • Sherri A. (Westbrook, CT)
    Good Luck Girls are a good good time...!
    Two young women from the same city with the same name and that very name is called as the winner of an amazing house giveaway...what are the chances? I almost cringed when I started this; I knew it'd be either really good or a pure and total letdown...and SO GOOD it was! Shades of early Fannie Flagg, funny, humorous and heartwarming, with characters you want to invite over for a barbeque and beers. The only slight issue I have with this good time of a novel is that both women had "gorgeous guy" encounters almost immediately, in small town Maine..I mean really, what are the chances?

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