Once in a Blue Moon by Eileen Goude! Review!

As you know I wasn’t always much of a reader until a few months ago when I discovered the Twilight Series Books. When I was done with them I had realized that I had missed reading. However, finding a book that would interest me enough to make time to read it was the problem. Shortly after the One 2 One Network had asked me if I would like to read the new book by Eileen Goudge called ‘Once in a Blue Moon’ that was just released. She has written 4 New York Times best selling books already….maybe this will be the 5th!
Once in a Blue Moon in a story about the relationship of two sisters. It starts out with them as children: Linsday, 12 and Kerrie Ann, 3. They are in a bad situation due to their neglectful mom who eventually winds up in prison due to drug charges. The girls are split up into separate foster family’s with very different end results. Lindsay ends up adopted by a loving couple who nurture her and give her the world. Kerrie Ann has spent her life being tossed from family to family and eventually on her own. She finds herself having family services come in and taking her own daughter which is a wake up call on how she’s been living her life. She finds out from her lawyer that she has a sister she doesn’t remember and finds her to ask for help getting her daughter back.

Here is an excerpt from the book:
“In a moment of terrible clarity, Kerrie Ann took in the squalid scene through the cops’ eyes. She saw her daughter—really saw her—for the first time in weeks: how dirty and unkempt she was and how thin she’d gotten, her ribs sticking out of her narrow brown chest like rungs on a ladder. She saw the stain on the seat of her underpants that had come from not wiping herself properly and have no one to do it for her, the crust of dried food around her mouth. When had she last fed Bella?
Kerrie Ann saw the Children’s Services logo on the card and felt herself hurtling back in time. The old nightmare playing itself over, this time with her child. Her thoughts returned to Lindsay. She still couldn’t get over the fact that she had a sister. Even weirder was that she had no memory of her. How was it possible for those years to be a blank slate?
Her counselor at the clinic, Mary Josephson, a recovering heroin addict with twenty years of sobriety, suggested she call Legal Aid. Days later she had a court date. But that was only the first step.
Kerrie Anne soon discovered that good intentions weren’t enough. Her resume, which listed only a string of short-term jobs, was hardly an incentive for anyone to hire her. The part-time job at Toys “R” Us was the best she could do until she got her GED and some kind of occupational training. And without full-time work, how could she afford an “appropriate” place to live? Life was a series of dominoes: Knock one down, and the rest followed suit. If she could just get her legs under her . . .
Which was where her sister came in. Lindsay was the only card she had left.”

I found this book to be more then just the bonding of sisters but one of inner strength and struggles. It showed that with strength and support that you can rebuild and become a stronger person. I enjoyed this book and while there were spots that were a bit drawn out in the beginning the book was rather captivating. I read it all in 2 days so it was a book that i found myself not being able to put down so make sure you have so time cleared away 🙂

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