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Get Lucky by Katherine Center
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Apr 04, 2010

it was amazing
Read from July 19 to 22, 2010

A story about sisters Sarah and Mackie Harper, "Get Lucky" reveals the differences and the similarities that bind the two, even when they're living totally separate lives—with Sarah in New York and Mackie back home in Houston, Texas, with husband Clive.

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 humiliation, Sarah is shoved up into a small seat on the plane next to the guy she dumped in high school...Everett Thompson. And from his attitude, he hasn't forgotten or forgiven.

Holed up in Mackie's gorgeous home, she thinks about cocooning there for awhile. And then, hearing about Mackie's unsuccessful attempts to carry a child, she offers up her "womb." Outrageous as this sounds, the two find themselves immersed in the fantasy of it. They also check out the realities and find it is possible. Surprisingly, husband Clive is on board. The baby would be created with Clive's sperm and Mackie's egg—Sarah would just be the gestational carrier.

Just as she launches this project for her sister, Sarah discovers that Everett works for Clive, and obviously, she'll be seeing a lot of him over the next few months.

I enjoyed this story so much that I was laughing all the way through, except for the parts that reminded me of feelings of rejection and envy and loss. Those feelings connected me to the characters so deeply that I wanted to learn more about them—even after the last page.

What these characters brought to my life was how real they felt, and how, despite the somewhat unusual circumstances of the story, they could have been people I knew.

This tale, like every other Katherine Center novel I've read, earned five big stars from me.
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