Reviewed by Poppy Johnson
Get Lucky, by Katherine Center, is likely to appeal to readers of any age. It is funny, but not over the top, with amazingly realistic characters.
Sarah Harper is having a bit of bad luck. She lost her job and has a hard time finding her self-esteem. At a loss, she makes the decision to move back home to Houston. Once there, she realizes what she missed out on, especially once she has a chance meeting with an old beau. He turns out to be the one that she should have never let go off, but it is too late for her to make amends.
While in Houston, Sarah tries to renew her relationship with her sister Mackie, and regain the closeness they once shared. She learns that Mackie has tried to have a baby for many years, but is unable to conceive. Catching up with her father, Sarah also learns of his deep unhappiness over not having her mother around. Although their mother passed away years before, he has been unable to move on.
Get Lucky gets lively quickly as Sarah and Mackie concoct a scheme to solve the problem of her infertility. Sarah is of course at the center of the plan; the best bits include Mackie’s husband Clive, and their father’s love interest Dixie, along with Sarah’s old flame Elliott who rescues her more than once throughout the story.
The story in Get Lucky is grand and the readers will feel that each character has its own place in both Sarah’s life and in their hearts. By the end of the book, I felt that I wanted to read more about all of them, and was definitely not ready for the story to end.
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