Louisiana Lucky by Julie Pennell

Louisiana Lucky by Julie Pennell

Julie Pennell comes to the blog with a story of sisters, life-changing money and what really matters after it all with  

Louisiana Lucky  

Hanna, Callie and Lexi Breaux grew up learning about hard work, saving your pennies and tons of love.  Even now that they are older and Hannah is married with two children, they’ve stayed close with family Sundays, girls’ nights and plenty of contact.  They do have a ‘tradition’ that is just their own – each girls’ night they buy three lotto tickets, two randomized numbers and one with numbers that are personal. It took years, but finally they won and split over 200 million.  

What follows is the tale as each tries to ‘improve’ their lives, while discovering that more money does truly mean more problems – and just how can they have ‘it all’, and not lose themselves in the process.  Aside from helping their parents, the girls made dramatic changes to their own lives: perhaps some they had dreamed of, but nothing was that simple.  Hanna always wanted her children to go to the elite school in town: but while the children were thriving, she was floundering with the cliques and judgment from the parents, always feeling insecure and chasing that acceptance that came so easily to her in every situation before.  Lexi, working as a hairdresser and struggling to make ends meet while her fiancé is finishing veterinary school is planning a simple wedding laden with meaningful moments for them both- and is derailed with her need to have her mother-in-law and her country-club set find her amazing and worthy. Callie an investigative reporter for the town’s flagging newspaper hasn’t really looked further than the next story, except to wonder about the ‘zings’ from her co-worker finds that being flattered and courted by the local news anchor may open the world to new possibilities.  

This was such a wonderful and fun story: while the girls lost their perspectives on what was truly important, the one constant was their reliance on one another and the way that the ‘common sense’ they had been raised with and experienced in their lives up to that point did finally take hold as several ‘disastrous in the moment’ events happened to show them what truly was important.  Family, joy and coming together while chasing your dreams- the most realistic ones, is what matters. Full of laughter, tears and some lovely writing – this is a story to put a smile on your face.  

Louisiana Lucky by Julie Pennell

Title: Louisiana Lucky
Author: Julie Pennell
Genre: Contemporary Woman's Fiction, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements, Second Chance, Small Town, Southern, Woman's Fiction
Published by: Atria Books
ISBN: 1982115637
Published on: 4 August, 2020
Format:eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 320
Audio Length: 8 Hours: 45 minutes
Rated: four-stars
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Lexi, Callie, and Hanna Breaux grew up in small-town Louisiana, and have always struggled to make ends meet. For years, they’ve been playing the lottery, fantasizing about how much better life would be if they had the money.

For Lexi, it means the perfect wedding; for Callie, it means having the courage to go after her career dreams; and for Hanna, it means buying a house that isn’t falling apart and sending her bullied son to private school. When the incredible happens and the Breaux sisters hit it big—$204 million dollars big—all their dreams come true. Or so they think. Because it’s actually not a cliché—money isn’t the answer to everything, and it often comes with problems of its own.

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

 

 

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