#329 ~ Born Under a Lucky Moon

Born Under a Lucky Moon by Dana Precious

Published by: William Morrow

Published on: February 2011

Page Count: 419

Genre: Women’s Fiction

My Reading Format: Review copy sent to me by the publisher for consideration

Available Formats: Paperback and eBook

My Review

Jeannie Thompson, a marketing executive for Oxford Pictures in Hollywood, has a problem. Her wonderful boyfriend Aidan has asked her to marry him, but she’s hiding something. She has a family. A crazy family in Muskegon, Michigan that just might preclude her from being wife material. She wasn’t the first time around. Despite loving him like crazy, she refuses to give him an answer. She explains to him by beginning to tell him the story about her family’s crazy double wedding. Along the way, she comes to terms with the family and the hometown in Michigan that makes her who she is.

I make no secret about loving my home state of Michigan. There was no way I was turning down this book. In Born Under a Lucky Moon, I found a book almost as familiar as a trip back home. Toss in a healthy dose of crazy family antics and I was set for several afternoons of reading pleasure.  Dana Precious made Jeannie’s family come alive. They had so much personality. I could relate so easy to the nuances of living in a larger family. With each chapter set in Michigan, I felt closer to her. It wasn’t just her growing up years in Michigan, though. I could relate to living so far away from home. Roanoke is by no means Los Angeles, but it’s still an entirely different culture.

I really enjoyed my time spent with Jeannie and her family. Reading Born Under a Lucky Moon made me feel at home without being homesick. Reading it was like a celebration of my roots as I enjoyed the antics of the Thompson clan. Dana Precious has such a wonderful sense of humor that flows so well into writing. I really enjoyed this book. If you’re looking for  a fun beach read for this year, pick up Born Under a Lucky Moon. Even better, plan your vacation along Lake Michigan while you’re at it. You may never want to leave.


  • At 2011.04.22 08:34, Julie @ Read Handed said:

    This looks like a great book. My in-laws live in Michigan, but I’ve not seen much of it. I’ll add this book to my (ever expanding) TBR pile.

    • At 2011.04.22 13:31, bermudaonion (Kathy) said:

      I’m glad to see this is so good. I just love the title and cover.

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