Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise—or if they’re really just stupid. But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her ent...more
It is always funny how there are times when you hit the send button on a e-mail and you know you shouldn't have sent it. For Sarah that one little action cost her, her job and sent her home to Texas to lick her wounds. On her way hom...more
When she arrives home, she finds that Mackie’s life is not as perfect as it looks; all Mackie wants is a baby and she and her husband are struggling to conceive. Sarah swoops in...more
I got lucky when I won an advanced copy of this book. Get Lucky is a well-written, charming, and humorous look at one woman's adventures through a life transition. We first encounter Sarah after she has gotten herself fired from her New York City ad job and is headed to Houston to spend a holiday with her sister. Of course, it turns out to be more than a short vacation. As we become immersed in Sarah's story, we are reminded that plans don't alway work out the way we expected, grief can be overc...more
A couple of my favorite lines:
"I'm not sure if I can describe the building. I'm not sur...more
Her sister Mackie has given up on trying to have a baby and Sarah decides to be a surrogate for Mackie and her husband. Meanwhile the sisters' father decides to remarry. And while Sarah navigates pregnancy, she fends off Mackie's attempts to play matchmaker with the guy Sarah unceremoniously dumped back in high school and temping at a preservationist soc...more
What I ended up not being pleasantly surprised by was the book itself. I read a lot of chick lit. It is my preferred type of fiction, along with YA fiction. But I found the scenarios in this one just far too implausible. I lost count of how many times I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, "Yeah, ri...more
One thing was the over use of info that was not relevant to the story. There were plenty of times that I skipped over two, three or even four paragraphs of useless, boring info, only to find out that I didn't really miss anything.
The other thing was that the story went back and forth in time way too often. For some books, it works but not for this one. The main character...more
Sarah Harper is a woman who fully invests herself in whatever she's doing - one thing at a time. For the last several years, that singular focus has been applied to her New York City advertising career - most recently, to a bra...more
Center writes with amazing attention to detail and creates vivid, sympathetic and charming characters I can a...more
Get Lucky was a fast, emotionally charged read. I was chuckling one second and wiping tears the next. The ups and downs of being a Sister were what this story was built on. And Katherine Center nailed it. From the unbelievable devotion to the frightening hints of jealousy to the sharing clothes and eating ice cream in bed. The relationship two sisters have, may be the most important relationship they ever have. I absolutely adored this book. Katherine Cent...more
Sarah Harper has a great job in advertising in New York City, and then the next day she doesn't. One little email forward changes her life forever. She flees to Texas where she is going to visit with her sister and figure out what she is goi...more
This book is about sisters, children, losing yourself, finding yourself again, finding and losing love and discovering things about your parents that you had not realized.
I loved the...more
Sarah decides to go home to regroup and while there, makes a rash decision to be a surrogate for her infertile sister. I thought that this subject matter would make for an interesting storyline but really what we spent most of the book learning about was Sarah's inability to behave in an adult fashi...more
"Get Lucky" makes me wonder...what would it be like to be the gestational carrier for one of my sisters? It's a thought that rarely comes across my mind, but after reading this book, it really made me wonder about that possibility.
The only thing I w...more
Then one day, in the midst of an advertising campaign that would, most likely, move Sarah up the ladder of success, she does something so daring (and inappropriate) that she ends up jobless and on a flight home to Texas.
As if to add to her humilia...more
Get Lucky is a fascinating story between two sisters Sarah and Mackie. Sarah makes one careless decision which costs her her job. Uncertain what to do next, she flies home t...more
Sarah Harper has a critical lapse in judgement and loses her big city big time advertising job in NYC. She returns to Houston to her sister and best friend Mackie. Sarah is at first lost on what she is going to do after the Thanksgiving holiday, and then it dawns on her that sh...more
Sarah plans to head back to New York after the holiday, but she comes up with a plan to help Mackie, so she ends up having to stay in...more