Friday, October 23, 2009

(86) Once In A Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge


I want more time to read. How about we just pass a law adding about two extra hours to the day to devote entirely to reading. It would happen if I were Queen.

Once In A Blue Moon is one of those "what if" type of books. What if there were two sisters were placed into foster care? What if one of those sisters were adopted by a loving family and the other one wasn't? What if almost thirty years later one sister needs a family more than ever?

Lindsay is a somewhat successful business owner who lives in Half Moon Bay, California. She is a treasured member of local society who has a corporate fight of massive proportion on her hands. She has always known of her younger sister, Kerri Ann, but has never been able to find her. Kerri Ann has not had an easy life. Her battle with drugs have caused her to lose her young daughter to the very system that "raised" her. While struggling to put her life back together and get her daughter back, she discovers that she has a sister. Hoping the judge would be more forgiving know that she has family support, Kerri Ann seeks out her sister.

The two sisters are night and day. But over the next several months, they learn a lot about each other, and themselves. They help each other fight their respective battles and learn that family is more than just cozy holidays and happy endings. Being a part of a family is tough, but love will pull you through the bad times as well as the good times.

Once In A Blue Moon was a good book, but it was a bit slow going. Dragging in parts and a bit cliche in others. It is worth the read, though. A heart warming story about overcoming tough obstacles.


Lisa Mandina said...

I would so love to have 2 hours a day just for reading. Run for president, and make it a law, and I'll vote for it!! :-)

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