I am honored to kick off launch week for Deb Kelly Harms and her delightful debut The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, releasing tomorrow, July 9.
This is not a fantasy novel, and yet Kelly Harms has created magic. Not the magic of faery or wizards or the conjuring of spells, but the sort of magic we’re all familiar with.
Have you ever made a wish on a falling star? Or when you blew out your birthday candles? Or maybe even over the Thanksgiving turkey wishbone? That’s the sort of magic I’m talking about. Every now and then those wishes unexpectedly come true.
Imagine what might happen if there were two Cinderellas and only one pair of glass slippers. Since this is not a fairytale, instead of Cinderella we have two Janine Browns of Cedar Falls, Iowa, and only one dream house which they both appear to have won.
I pretty much inhaled this book in one long afternoon. It has everything: lovable characters, romance, a touch of mystery, and food that will make your mouth water for days.
Here’s the official blurb:
“The HomeSweetHome Network has just announced this year’s lucky winner of a brand-new, fully loaded dream home: Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa.
For Janine “Janey” Brown, hearing her name called on the TV has the hallmarks of one of her aunt Midge’s harebrained plans designed to bring Janey into a world outside the one she once shared with her fiancé. Janey, however, is reluctant to give up the safety and sanctity she finds in her tiny kitchen, submerging her anxiety and grief in the pursuit of the perfect pot-au-feu.
Meanwhile, across town, Janine “Nean” Brown just knows that this house is her destiny. Good fortune took its sweet time showing up in her life, but better late than never. And now that it’s here, the house promises an escape from the latest in her revolving door of crappy jobs and drunk boyfriends. This house will turn her into someone the world sees, instead of the bedraggled girl who others look past without a thought.
Both Janine Browns head for Christmas Cove, Maine, to claim the prize they both rightfully think is theirs. When their lives and personalities intersect, however, they discover that more than just a million-dollar dream home awaits them at the water’s edge. These three women (oh yes, Aunt Midge comes along for the ride!) arrive at their newfound mansion only to uncover what exactly it means to truly be “home.”
Filled with wit and charm, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is Kelly Harms’s enchanting and heartfelt debut–a testament to the many, many ways love finds us, the power of a home-cooked meal, and just what it means to be lucky.”
To celebrate the launch of Deb Kelly’s book, we are giving away one copy of THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE – all you need to do for a chance to win is comment right here on the blog. Also – if we reach 50 comments, Kelly will be giving away an artisan baker’s set, consisting of a high end 18 gauge half sheet pan, a chrome cooling grate, a silicone baking mat, and a cover.
Also!!! The fun doesn’t stop there. Help Kelly get to 500 Likes on her Facebook Author Page, and you could win a lobster dinner for six, flown in FRESH from Maine.
Have you ever had a dream come true? Or had some awesome and amazing luck?
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