Finding an author you love is the best. A few months ago I was introduced to Katherine Center at the Mom 2.0 conference and had the opportunity to read her newest novel, How To Walk Away, and I was hooked. I absolutely loved the way Katherine wrote and knew I had to experience some of her other books. For my 8th book read for 2018 I am excited to share my review of Get Lucky by Katherine Center.
I had a goal of reading 12 books in 2018 and I am proud to say that I am currently reading my 11th book for the year! YES!! I love breaking goals. And honestly, I have really enjoyed getting back into the reading routine too. Finding time to unplug and enjoy a good escape.
Get Lucky Book Review
How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.
Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job. So she goes home to Houston—and her sister, Mackie—for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea—an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once—instead of the other way around.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line—and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.
My Review of Get Lucky By Katherine Center
While I do not have a sister, I do have a friend that I consider a sister. I know the bond that sisters hold and this book brings that bond to a new level. Like I said before, I really enjoy Katherine Center’s writing style. I found that this was the perfect summer read. It was light, fun and a great story. I felt like I was in the middle of it all with this family as they tried to navigate this situation.
I really loved seeing the relationships grow and change in this book. It really is a story about growing up and finding who you are. I loved the main plot of this book – Sarah becoming a surrogate for Mackey and carrying her sister’s twin babies. That being said, for anyone who struggled with infertility the act of jumping into this surrogacy seems pretty easy and we all know that is not how it is in real life. If you can get past those missing pieces you will love this light read that has some really funny and cute parts.
I would recommend this book for anyone that wants to have a great beach read – typical chic-lit book that will have you escaping reality for a bit. What sister will you relate to more?
I read Get Lucky by Katherine Center in just a few days, love those super fast reads! Make sure you check out my previous book reviews for 2018 too. I am excited to share my book reviews with you all. The last few have been great!!
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