Thursday, June 27, 2013

Somewhere Between Luck and Trust by Emilie Richards

Genre: Women's Fiction
Series: Goddess Anonymous #2
Publication Date: 25th June 2013
Pages: 496
Book Source: Harlequin & NetGalley 

Synopsis: Where Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can Happen

Cristy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she's free again, but what does that mean? As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read. And that's the least of her hurdles.

Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth. Does she want to follow the clues, and if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way?

Both women are standing at a crossroads, a place where unlikely unions can be formed. A place where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education, and together make tough choices.

Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.

My Thoughts:
An insightful exploration of the meaning of family and the healing power of friendship ... women supporting women. Emilie Richards writes from the heart covering current social issues and life lessons with compassion and a healthy dose of hope. 

We re-visit many of the characters I adored from One Mountain Away, they're the trustees of the mountain cabin called The Goddess House, a safe haven for women needing a second chance or fresh start. In no time I was invested in Cristy Haviland's life, you just can't help caring. Georgia's story was equally compelling and I loved the brilliant but troubled Dawson Nedley and the quiet strength of Sully.

The romantic threads are subtle, not the main focus of the story but a sweet addition. I'm looking forward to seeing how these relationships play out in future installments. 

This can easily be read as a standalone, but the experience will be so much richer if you start with One Mountain Away. Besides, it made my favourite read list last year, so why would you want to miss out? Somewhere Between Luck and Trust is not the sob-fest of One Mountain Away but it touched my heart, I'm loving this series and Emilie Richard's beautiful writing.

"Abandon perfection. Welcome reflection. Nuture connection."


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14 comments:

  1. Wow! This sounds good!! Adding to my list!!

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    1. That list is getting uncontrollable Julie lol

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  2. Adding this series to my must read list. Thanks!

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    1. I really think you'll love this series Mary :)

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  3. Love the sound of female friendship in this book-I always like to emphasize that in the books I read (especially since YA can seem like it doesn't value female friendships the way I do in real life.)

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    1. that's what I adore about this series, and Emilie Richards does it so beautifully!

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  4. This sounds good. Thanks for the review.

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    1. You're welcome, thanks for popping in!

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  5. I've enjoyed Emilie Richards standalones and look forward to reading One Mountain Away.

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    1. I've only read this series, but if you're already a fan of Emilie's writing then you're going to love these!

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  6. I will have to check out both of these books. This sounds like an emotional read for sure.

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    1. Start with One Mountain Away Christina, it's emotionally draining but all kinds of wonderful!

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  7. I have just finished One Mountain Away. I love E Richards books. This one is on the way from the Book Dep to me and really looking forward to it.

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  8. Poo! I didn't read One Mountain first. Must get it from the library. I finished this one a few weeks ago and liked it. I want to read more from this author!

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