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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Once In A Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge is terrific!

In her new novel, “Once In A Blue Moon,” bestselling author Eileen Goudge looks at the unique dynamic in an emotional, heart-wrenching tale of love, sisterhood, and family.

In 1981, twelve year old Lindsay was in charge of her 3-year old sister Kerrie Ann while their mother, a stripper by night, slept during the day. With the help of their neighbor, Miss Honi Love, the girls did all right until one fateful day when their mother was arrested on drug charges and the girls were separated by child protective services. Put in foster care in different states, the sisters had no contact for decades.

Fast forward to the present and Lindsay is now a successful bookstore owner in the sleepy seaside town of Blue Moon Bay where she had grown up. She has brought her beloved Miss Honi to live with her, but she has never forgotten her baby sister, and searched for her for years to no avail. Then one day, into her bookshop walks a pink-haired, tattooed, multi-pierced girl who looks somewhat familiar. It’s Kerrie Ann.

As the sisters struggle to become reacquainted, their individual problems – Lindsay’s struggle to fight off a hotel group that wants to buy her land, and Kerrie Ann’s fight to regain custody of her daughter – bring them together in ways they never dreamed could happen.

Add in the extravagant Miss Honi and her wacky but wonderful wisdom, the rocky romantic lives of both sisters, and one talented baker who keeps everyone supplied in chocolate treats, and you have a fascinating novel that is sure to keep readers on their edge of their seats until the last word.

Eileen Goudge is a master storyteller when it comes to affairs of the heart, soul and family. In “Once In A Blue Moon,” she again captures the reader’s imagination as she weaves the story of sisterhood, trust and romance into an intriguing tale not soon to be forgotten.

For more information on Eileen's backlist, check out her website at http://www.eileengoudge.com/


RayRay said...

This sounds really good. I'll have to give it a read.

Eileen Goudge said...

Hi, from a very grateful author. I am so glad to see the fruits of my labor so well-received. It's like the cakes Ollie bakes in the book...I always hope for a good rise. Thanks for the boost!

Lori said...

Great review, Sharon!

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews said...

Thank you Eileen for dropping by! I'm honored!
And thank you, Lori and Ray Ray - and yes, it's a very good book!

Sheila Deeth said...

This sounds well worth reading. Lovely review.

Elizabeth Spann Craig said...

I love the premise for the book. It would be so hard to get reacquainted after so many years and after sharing such a tough youth. Sounds like one to look for...thanks!

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Nikola said...

This sounds good. I liked her novel "The Diary", so this may be a good one as well!