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Nobody Gets Lucky

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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25  ·  rating details  ·  4 ratings  ·  2 reviews
When Justine brings Lucky home for Christmas, the family isn’t shy in expressing their dislike of the quirky, single mother. Even Grandma’s taking pot shots at Lucky all through dinner! Sure, Lucky’s tattoos and tight clothes make her an easy target in Mother’s prim and proper dining room, but there’s so much the family doesn’t understand about the woman Justine loves. Whe ...more
ebook, 9 pages
Published December 8th 2011 by Untreed Reads

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Bending The Bookshelf
Nobody Gets Lucky is a rather clever title for this rather brief tale, referring not to any sort of romantic or erotic satisfaction, but to the fact that Justine’s family simply do not ‘get’ the young woman she has brought to dinner. With a page count in the single digits this, is more a scene than a story, but it still manages to pack an emotional wallop.

Justine is an average, ordinary, slightly-put-upon young woman returning home for the holidays. As the scene progresses, we discover she has r
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Serena Yates
This is just such a perfect story. With just a few pages, Giselle Renarde has created an emotional impact that some novels can only try to emulate - and never get there. The main characters, Lucky and Jasmine, quickly became like vivid, real people to me, and the strength with which they love each other is simply amazing.

Jasmine tells the story, and I was shocked at the disdain she meets when she brings her new girlfriend to Christmas dinner. The other family members are rude, to say it politely
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Eroticist, environmentalist, and pastry enthusiast Giselle Renarde is a proud Canadian, supporter of the arts, and activist for women’s and LGBT rights. For Giselle, a perfect day involves watching a snowstorm rage outside with a cup of tea in one hand and a chocolate truffle in the other. Ms Renarde lives across from a park with two bilingual cats who sleep on her head.

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