69. Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge (2009)
Length: 323 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 28 July 2014
Finished: 30 July 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 21 November 2013
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed One Last Dance by this author in the past.
Lindsay and Kerrie Ann have each known hardship from a very young age. Without proper parental guidance from their neglectful mother, the sisters only aid came from a most unlikely source - their neighbor - a retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When the girls' mother was arrested for selling drugs and subsequently sent to prison, Miss Honi fought to keep them from being separated and sent into the foster care system, but to no avail.
Thirty years later, Lindsay is now the owner of a bookstore in the sleepy California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay. Adopted by a loving couple - from whom she inherited the home she shares with the ever-feisty Miss Honi - Lindsay is still trying to reconnect with her long-lost younger sister. Unbeknownst to Lindsay, Kerrie Ann has lived an entirely different life, bouncing from one foster home to the next. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of her little girl.
When the sisters are finally reunited, the two very different women continually clash. Lindsay's entire childhood was spent caring and looking out for Kerrie Ann, but as she and Kerrie Ann engage in some of the fiercest battles of their lives - Lindsay soon despairs of her burgeoning relationship with her sister. However, as the women embark on their own personal journeys of the heart - each with the unlikeliest of men - the sisters find themselves drawn together, restoring their faith and belief in the unshakable and ever-enduring bond of family.
I thought that this book was absolutely excellent. I found myself really caring about what happened to these characters next; I was thoroughly immersed in the plot and found the story to be incredibly poignant. I give Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goudge an A+! and look forward to reading more from this author in the future.
A+! - (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight