Louisiana Lucky

Author: Julie Pennell
Publisher: Atria / Emily Bestler Books
Genre: Fiction
Source: Megan at Simon & Schuster

Goodreads:  From the critically acclaimed author of The Young Wives Club, a “heartwarming story about friendship, heartache, and self-discovery” (Karen White, New York Times bestselling author), comes a charming novel reminiscent of the works of Mary Alice Monroe and Kristy Woodson Harvey, about three sisters who win a huge lottery prize and learn what it truly means to be lucky.

Lexi, Callie, and Hanna Breaux grew up in small-town Louisiana, and have always struggled to make ends meet. For years, they’ve been playing the lottery, fantasizing about how much better life would be if they had the money.

For Lexi, it means the perfect wedding; for Callie, it means having the courage to go after her career dreams; and for Hanna, it means buying a house that isn’t falling apart and sending her bullied son to private school. When the incredible happens and the Breaux sisters hit it big—$204 million dollars big—all their dreams come true. Or so they think. Because it’s actually not a cliché—money isn’t the answer to everything, and it often comes with problems of its own.

Heartfelt, engaging, and featuring characters you’ll root for from the first moment you meet them, Louisiana Lucky is a satisfying page-turner from a rising star in women’s fiction.

Ope’s Opinion:  This was a perfectly charming read!  Yes, you know sort of where the story is going to go, but the journey was so much fun.  Each sister has a different story, is at a different place in their lives, yet they support each other.  

From the beginning you root for them to win the lottery.  You cringe when you see the road they are going down, but you know they have to learn the lessons.  It was just fun and easy.

This is exactly the read I needed at this time.  Now I want to read what else she has written and her next book.