Wednesday, September 12, 2012

HOW LUCKY YOU ARE by Kristyn Kusek Lewis

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If you enjoy books by Emily Giffin and Marisa de los Santos (TOTALLY UP MY ALLEY, RIGHT?!?!), you will love How Lucky You Are by Kristyn Kusek Lewis, a book about friendship and the pressures of what life throws your way. (Well, not 'your' way technically, but the characters' way!)

So many authors I admire have recommended this book, (Sarah Jio, Meg Mitchell Moore to name just two!) and although I have yet to read it, it is nearing the top of my To Be Read pile and I'm very anxious to get the quiet time to sit and discover the story of the three women in Kristyn's story.

Here is what How Lucky You Are, which is something I need to remind myself a lot lately, because while things have been a bit hard for our family personally, I know we're still very, very lucky!

How Lucky You Are is an engaging and moving novel about three women struggling to keep their longstanding friendship alive. Waverly, who’s always been the group’s anchor, runs a cozy bakery but worries each month about her mounting debt. Kate is married to a man who’s on track to be the next governor of Virginia, but the larger questions brewing in their future are unsettling her. Stay-at-home mom Amy has a perfect life on paper, but as the horrific secret she’s keeping from her friends threatens to reveal itself, she panics. As life’s pressures build all around them, Waverly knows she has some big decisions to make. In doing so, she will discover that the lines between loyalty and betrayal can become blurred, happy endings aren’t always clear-cut, and sometimes you have to risk everything to gain the life you deserve.

Read an excerpt HERE of How Lucky You Are

Tell me how you've been lucky lately and you'll be entered to win a copy of How Lucky You Are!

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And tomorrow I'll have ANOTHER BOOK as well! I'm on a roll this week huh!??! LOL

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62 comments:

your invisible pixie said...

I was lucky that I recently got a job! Woo!

Kelleyc said...

I just feel lucky to have such great family and friends!

Corgi Lover said...

I thought my car needed an expensive repair. Turns out it was nothing and the mechanic fixed it for free. Lucky me!

Nanette said...

I feel lucky to have found a new job!! I work with an amazing group of ladies and my new boss is fantastic! I couldn't be happier!! Yay!!

Have a great weekend, Stephanie!

Nan

Margie said...

I feel lucky to have good friends and neighbors.
Margie T

jdstec said...

I, too, have recently found a job.

betsy_blixt said...

I am lucky to have the mother I have. I have come into a sickness that is going on 14 days now and have missed so much work. I'm short on cash and my mom has helped out with doctor visits and prescriptions.

ncsuloges said...

I am lucky to live somewhere I feel safe. NC is #4 in domestic violence homicides and we just had another one on Monday 2 offices down from me. I feel very lucky to live without fear.

absolutahnie said...

lucky to have a man who understands when i call him at the last minute and say "i won't be home for dinner tonight i'm staying in town to try a new restaurant, especially when it's my night to cook!

Anonymous said...

I'm lucky that I have a very supportive family during this difficult time of loss for all of us.

-Donna W.

buttah said...

I'm lucky to have a great husband, beautiful and healthy child, fabulous friends and family, and our health!

Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I love books about women's friendships and I would have to say that is what make me so lucky - I have 2 of the greatest friends ever that are seeing me thru a rough time right not.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I feel lucky to finally feel like my life is on the right track!
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Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

I feel lucky that I recently became a reviewer for Ind'tale Magazine. I will feel even luckier if I win this book lol!

Margaret(Literary Chanteuse)

Emma S. said...

I feel lucky to be enjoying the last few days of warm weather.

Ally said...

I won my daughter a new princess dress...so I guess fairly lucky!

CAnative said...

I feel lucky that my husband found a job. That we got through several months worrying about the future, that my children are good productive young adults and that they still like hanging out with us!

Nicole

Juliet Farmer said...

i've been lucky to get sick once this year (so far--knock on wood!)

Lizett34 said...

I feel lucky when it comes to my family and friends. They have both been very supportive and compassionate through the years. =)

Bridget said...

I won four tickets to Disneyland!

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Kimberly Pearlman said...

Lately I've been lucky to have the support of my family through a rough patch in life. I'd be so lost without them.

Bev V said...

I'm lucky to have the best, most understanding and supportive husband in the world!

Coleen said...

I'm lucky to have a wonderful hustling and supportive husband that takes charge even when life seems so difficult to think about or deal with!!

Sherry said...

I feel lucky to have a great job, and an amazing family--j

Carie Casey said...

I felt lucky yesterday when I went to the library to pick up a book and they had 2 waiting for me.

Carie

Mary Jo Burke said...

I saw my aunt today and lucky to have her.

JoanE said...

I was lucky to win $180.00 in a slot machine last week. I bought my daughter earrings with the winnings so she is lucky too!

Sslinsky said...

I won dare me!

Sarah

Jeffie T said...

I feel lucky that I have a good job and wonderful family and friends.

CherylB said...

I am lucky because I have great kids and they are doing well in school!

cabest@yahoo.com

A.C. said...

I am lucky to have a great husband and amazing daughter. Plus, as much as the economy sucks right now, we're lucky that my husband has the job security he does.

bluestarbrite said...

I'm lucky because I am married to an amazing man and then had an adorable little girl in March.

slm8803 said...

My very good friend just lost her baby-she was 7 months pregnant and had to give birth and have a funeral for her little guy! I thank God everyday that I was not only lucky enough to meet a man w/two children for me to raise but to be able to have one of my own. :)

Carol5814 said...

I got lucky on Booking with Manic earlier this summer ;)

faithspage said...

I can't say why because if I do, I know something will happen. So, not going to jinx myself.
I have a wonderful family!

kyfaithw at aol dot com

Bobby Moore said...

I have come into a sickness that is going on 14 days now and have missed so much work....




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accidentalgypsy said...

I'm lucky because I have a wonderful fiance and great friends! I'm also lucky because my job contributes 100% of my health insurance, as well as paying me to back to school for my master's degree!

equinn726 said...

This past weekend, my husband and I just made a huge move to a new town and a new state where we don't know anyone. I feel so incredibly lucky and blessed to have such good long-distance support from our friends and family as we make this transition.

Melissa said...

I've been having major car problems lately, and the car broke right in front of my house at night instead of downtown where we were going the next day!

Bridget O'Neill said...

I'm lucky to have my beautiful, healthy daughter. I wasn't able to get pregnant, so we were lucky to adopt our daughter as a newborn, though she was born 6 weeks early. She is now 3 1/2, and you'd never guess she was a preemie! We were also lucky that we didn't have to wait long, we waited "only" 2 years for a birthmom to choose us, which is not very long when you're adopting!

Denise said...

I'm lucky to be done with law school and the bar exam (well, hopefully done with the bar exam). The last 4 years felt like they would never end!

-Denise F.

Lisamarie said...

I feel lucky to have two wonderful early adulthood kids that love living at home and being around my husband & I..they didn't want to run off to a far away college to get away. They are going to college but still living with us.

Reese78 said...

I think I was very lucky to land a permanent job this year. In this economy that's nothing to sneeze at! :)

Luvschocolate said...

I was lucky to find 5 bucks in the washer

Books & Reviews said...

My insurance covered 100 percent of my surgery so all I had to do was pay my 25.00 copay!

TinaB said...

I'm lucky to just be me!
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Sharn3960 said...

Hmmm, how lucky I've been... I was lucky in winning a On the Island twice in the same contest (I was only allowed to win once though but how lucky is that??!)!

I'm hoping to be lucky here too!!

sharn3960 AT comcast DOT net

Marla W. said...

I am VERY lucky to have the best friends and family ever lately - they've helped me through some very rough events and I am so thankful for them :o)

DaphneSFL said...

I'm lucky because:

I have a career I enjoy
I live in a home I love, surrounded by great neighbors
I have a great husband
I have loving, amazing friends and family

keltban said...

I am lucky to have a great husband, a loyal dog, great friends and family.

Kim W. said...

For a long time, I looked at much of life as it being negative. Both my kids have special needs and everything was just in a downward spiral. The way I got out of it was to start putting a positive spin on things.....yes, my kids have special needs BUT we live in a city with a lot of funding and a lot of resources compared to other areas of our country. Yes, my son had thousands of seizures in the first 5 years of his life BUT he's seizure free for now! Yes, it's been tough being a stay at home mom with these two kids of mine BUT I have a supportive husband AND we are financially able to also employ a nanny to take some of the stress off of our plates! So.....I always try to look at these things as if I'm lucky.....things could always....always.....be worse!

Erin G said...

Well, had some bad luck this summer, but feel lucky that the insurance company is replacing our carpeting I guess!

robynn78 said...

I won tickets to Aaron Lewis, then the next day won a New Belgium Brewing Company Road Cruiser Bike ... It was a fluke.. I never win anything!

Carly said...

I am SO very lucky to be working full time again. It's amazing.

Carly H

Kimmi said...

Recently, I've had some acquaintences face some very sad diagnosis. I'm so lucky to be healthy and to have all those I love in a healthy state.

Erica said...

Overall I am very lucky. I have a challenging and interesting job, a long marriage to my soulmate and 2 nearly grown kids.

Terri said...

My daughters make me feel lucky every day!

Terri M.

lucy872 said...

My sister recently had a seizure at work and fell down at her desk. She broke her collarbone and was rushed to the ER. However, if it had happend a half-hour later, she would've been driving in her car and could've been more seriously hurt or hurt someone else. I feel like there was a reason it happened when she could get help and that in turn has helped me realize how lucky I am to have my family in my life.

Becki***** said...

Not feeling especially lucky.. .but DO feel blessed.

Charlotte Lynn said...

I am so very lucky to have a great family, a job, and wonderful friends

LaVonne said...

I am so lucky that my family is healthy and that we love each other. :)

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