The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane by Kelly Harms was recommended to me by my friendly local librarian who, so far, has yet to steer me wrong. Here she’s picked another winner.
This story of two women who may have a name in common and nothing else is humorous and heartwarming. Though they start out like oil and water, Janey and Nean both have a great capacity for love and a fragile heart. With more than a little help from Janey’s hysterically funny Great-Aunt Midge, they eventually come to see that they can help to heal each other’s wounds. Mixed in with all of this healing and hilarity – I dare you not to laugh out loud when J.J. meets Aunt Midge – is an unforgettable cast of characters, a bit of romance, some tears, and some breathtaking scenery (I want to win a house on the coast of Maine!).
If you enjoy The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane, I recommend The Garden of Small Beginnings by Abbi Waxman