From the critically acclaimed author of The Young Wives Club, a “heartwarming story about friendship, heartache, and self-discovery” (Karen White, New York Times bestselling author), comes a charming novel reminiscent of the works of Mary Alice Monroe and Kristy Woodson Harvey, about three sisters who win a huge lottery prize and learn what it truly means to be lucky.
Lexi, Callie, and Hanna Breaux grew up in small-town Louisiana, and have always struggled to make ends meet. For years, they’ve been playing the lottery, fantasizing about how much better life would be if they had the money.
For Lexi, it means the perfect wedding; for Callie, it means having the courage to go after her career dreams; and for Hanna, it means buying a house that isn’t falling apart and sending her bullied son to private school. When the incredible happens and the Breaux sisters hit it big—$204 million dollars big—all their dreams come true. Or so they think. Because it’s actually not a cliché—money isn’t the answer to everything, and it often comes with problems of its own.
Heartfelt, engaging, and featuring characters you’ll root for from the first moment you meet them, Louisiana Lucky is a satisfying page-turner from a rising star in women’s fiction.
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“Engaging… the author credibly catalogues the way money changes everything, for better and worse… [a] tasty treat.” ― Publishers Weekly
“Pennell inspires relatable wishful thinking about what to do with lottery winnings, and it’s hard not to root for the sisters to find their way. Those looking for a fun summer escape novel will enjoy.” ― Booklist
“An absolutely delightful tale of three sisters, a big-time lottery win and the unexpected consequences of getting what you’ve always wished for. Julie Pennell has hit it out of the park with this one!” ― bestselling author Kristy Woodson Harvey
“A novel that transports, inspires and surprises.” ― MyNewOrleans.com
“The plot propels itself along adeptly with chapters alternating among the sisters’ perspectives. The characters are . . . endearing, even when you sense their paths are leading to misadventure.” ― Ruston Daily Leader
“I was drawn in by that beautiful cover, but it was the character-driven, addictive writing that kept me hooked. I was a fan of Pennell’s debut book, The Young Wives Club, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting her follow up. With Louisiana Lucky, she’s proven she definitely deserves a spot on my author auto-read list.” – Stephanie’s Book Reviews