Hot Eats and Cool Reads: Book Review: Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge

May 19, 2012

Book Review: Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge

Description from Goodreads:
Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are sisters who 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.

My thoughts:
I really liked this book and thought Eileen Gouge did a good job writing it. I really liked the storyline and all of the main characters were likeable. Kerrie Ann is an amazing character and I loved her and Ollie together. He's the kind of man alot of us would love to have. Lindsay got on my nerves at first when her judgmental attitude, but as the book went along she turned into a great person. Miss Honi is loveable and spunky. Everyone needs an old ex-exotic dancer in their household. The bookstore/coffee shop setting was perfect and I could just imagine the streets and shops in this little town. Both of the sisters have legal issues in this book and it made you want to keep reading to see what happens next. It was somewhat predictable, but not enough to wreck the story. This book got average ratings, but I felt it was a little above average.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 stars

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