Monday, February 21, 2011
Born Under A Lucky Moon by Dana Precious
The Thompsons live in Michigan. They are the kind of big, sprawling family that things just seem to happen to. With five kids, there's always some drama. Evan is the only son. A ship captain, he also has his own TV show and is the voice of reason. Elizabeth is the ultra-organized, ever so chic oldest daughter. Sammie is the vagabond artist. Lucy, rebelling against everything, runs off and joins the army. Jeannie, the youngest, grows up with her role firmly fixed. She is the mediator, the fixer, the one who soothes the rough spots. It's no wonder that she ends up as a marketing executive on major Hollywood films. Who else can handle the thousand and one crises that are a part of every movie?
But there's something now that Jeannie can't fix. Aidan is a successful Hollywood producer whose only ambition left is to marry Jeannie and settle down. But Jeannie can't commit. There's always some crisis to fix, some problem only she can solve. Will she learn too late that you can't live your life always putting everyone else first?
Readers will laugh out loud at this family and love them and their foibles. The writing is witty and fresh, and the characters remind you of your best friend from high school. This book is recommended for readers who are looking for a way to make sense of their lives and not let life's misfortunes stand in their way. This is Dana Precious' first novel, and readers will be anxiously awaiting her next.