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Once in a Blue Moon Book Review

Tuesday, October 06, 2009 Posted by Rita A

I enjoy reading in my spare time. I read fiction, cookbooks, romance books and adventure stories. I am pleased when I find a book from an author I have never read before and actually enjoy it. I was priviledged to receive from One2One Network a copy of the new release Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge.

I was drawn right in to this story with the very first chapter. Eileen writes with intricate details. The story line is filled with family drama focusing on two sisters and their turbulent lives.

Sisters Lindsay and Kerrie Ann have known hardship from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful mother, their only aid came from an unlikely source, a retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When the girls’ mother was sent to prison, Miss Honi tried unsuccessfully to save them from being separated and sent into foster care.

Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her sister. The owner of a bookstore in the sleepy California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay, she was lucky enough to have been adopted by a loving couple. Unbeknownst to her, Kerrie Ann has suffered a very different life. Bounced from one foster home to the next, she ran away as a teenager before becoming a drug-addicted single mother. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of the little girl who was taken from her.

Neither sister’s expectations are met when they’re finally reunited. But as the two sisters engage in the fiercest battles of their lives, they are at last drawn together despite their differences, restoring belief in the unshakable bond of family.

Once in Blue Moon reads very well. I found myself not wanting to stop reading. The details make the story for me. Eileen is a gifted writer and I am sorry I have not read her books before. I intend to search out other titles. How does Once in a Blue Moon end? I don't know! I have not finished it yet. I am in the dark just like you. You will have to get the book to find out.

Once in a Blue Moon is released today October 6th. You can purchase it at Amazon or check with you local bookseller.

For more information on the author Eileen Goudge, you can visit her website, follow her on Twitter and fan her on Facebook.

I recommend reading Once in a Blue Moon. It is a novel of great details. A perfect emotional family drama. I enjoyed it cover to (almost done) cover.

Disclosure: I received a gratis copy of Once in a Blue Moon from One2One Network for this review. No compensation other than the book was received. The opinions above are my own.