Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing 
Pages: 352 
Format: eARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  An engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Waverly, who's always been the group's anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. Kate is married to a man who's on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her. Stay-at-home mom Amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she's keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics. 

As life's pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren't always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve.

Kritters Thoughts:  A perfect spot on story about three friends and how we can each covet what the other has and instead should appreciate what we really have in our lives. From page one, I loved each of the friends in their own ways, they were unique, but all so real, I could picture them.  

Waverly is the narrator of the book and the whole story is told from her perspective, I liked this, although I enjoy when the author changes voice, it was nice to have a full story from one point of view.  Amy and Kate are her best friends and within the book have issues of their own to overcome.  

The other aspect that I truly adored was that the setting of this book was right outside my back door, in Northern VA and DC.  I have been to places that the characters were throughout the book.  The quiet hint about DC and the politics that can overtake the people, is true and although it was subtle, I loved it.

This book made me want to call my friends and first make sure they were all safe, sound and happy, but to also just spend time with them either in person or on the phone just chatting as we girls can!    

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2012 Challenge: 45 out of 25

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Book Sparks Summer Reading.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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