The prize: One lucky winner will receive a copy of Get Lucky by Katherine Center.
Available to readers from: Worldwide
What the heck is it?
Get Lucky is the third novel by Houston author Katherine Center. Here's the synopsis of the book:
How do you change your luck? Katherine Center’s marvelously entertaining and poignant new novel is about choosing to look for happiness—and maybe getting lucky enough to find it.
Sarah Harper isn’t sure if the stupid decisions she sometimes makes are good choices in disguise — or if they’re really just stupid.
But either way, after forwarding an inappropriate email to her entire company, she suddenly finds herself out of a job.
So she goes home to Houston — and her sister, Mackie — for Thanksgiving. But before Sarah can share her troubles with her sister, she learns that Mackie has some woes of her own: After years of trying, Mackie’s given up on having a baby—and plans to sell on eBay the entire nursery she’s set up. Which gives Sarah a brilliant idea — an idea that could fix everyone’s problems. An idea that gives Sarah the chance to take care of her big sister for once — instead of the other way around.
But nothing worthwhile is ever easy. After a decade away, Sarah is forced to confront one ghost from her past after another: the father she’s lost touch with, the memories of her mother, the sweet guy she dumped horribly in high school. Soon everything that matters is on the line — and Sarah can only hope that by changing her life she has changed her luck, too.
Why I dig it
I read Katherine's first novel The Bright Side of Disaster last summer and raved about her writing on the podcast. The book was a wonderful blend of provoking, escapism and fun. I was drawn into her character's world and when I finished I closed the book and felt all warm and fuzzy. Like spending the day with a good friend then coming home afterwards, sliding into a soothing bubble bath to reflect, "Well! Ain't life grand."
Her writing is smart, funny and a real treat to dip into. I immediately ordered her second book Everyone Is Beautiful and her third Get Lucky and they were both great, so I'm dead chuffed that the lovely Katherine has kindly donated a book for the Dietgirl Sell Out.
There is one copy of Get Lucky to be won. Simply leave a comment on this blog entry to enter. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.