Once in a Blue Moon (Book Review)

One2One Network recently sent me a copy of the new book by Best-Selling Author Eileen Goudge called Once in a Blue Moon to get my opinion of the book.

Before I get to my review, here’s more information about the book:

While she was growing up, twelve-year-old Lindsay had to look after three-year-old Kerrie Ann. When their mother was arrested and imprisoned for drugs, the girls entered foster care.

Nearly thirty years later, Lindsay owns a bookstore in the California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay. Adopted by a loving couple, she’s still trying to reconnect with her long-lost sister. Unbeknownst to her, Kerrie Ann has led a very different life, bounced from one foster home to the next. Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody of her own little girl.

When the sisters are finally reunited, the two very different women clash. As Lindsay and Kerrie Ann engage in the fiercest battles of their lives—while each embarks on a journey of the heart with the unlikeliest of men—they are drawn together.

My Review of Once in a Blue Moon
Before I get very far into the review, I need to say that while I was impressed with the book, the cover was a bit racy for me. Her other book covers were not like this, and I honestly didn’t expect this to be the cover of the book that was sent my way. When I received the book, I took off the cover and put it in a drawer. (Also note: I cropped the photo of the cover so I didn’t offend any of my readers.)

Now, that being said, the inside of the book more than makes up for the cover. From the moment I started reading, I was hooked! The author describes the characters in so much detail that I actually felt like I knew them. I started to really care about these characters and what happened to them. I love a book that can draw me in, and Once in a Blue Moon certainly did that.

It took me 3 days to read the book. (Not bad for a mom of 5!) I’d find myself sneaking off to the bathroom, locking the door, and sitting on the side of the tub for 10 minutes just to read a little bit more. At night, I’d sit in my great big recliner and tell myself, “Just one more page.” Then it became, “Just one more chapter.” I just couldn’t put it down.

Throughout the story, there are twists and turns and plots that one can’t even begin to imagine. There’s love and romance, friendship, and family. Overall it is just a really great read.

Once in a Blue Moon is the kind of book that one could curl up with and read cover to cover. Or, if you’re going on vacation, it would be a great option to throw in your suitcase and take with you. I kept wishing I was sitting by a pool just relaxing and reading away.

Want to Know More About the Book and the Author?
Here are lots of ways to get to know more about both:

Want to Get Your Hands on Once in a Blue Moon?
Buy It: Once in a Blue Moon released on October 6th, 2009. You can purchase it on the Once in a Blue Moon website, at your favorite local bookstore, or on Amazon.com.
Thanks to One2One Network for sending me a copy of the book to get my unbiased review.

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.

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