From the critically acclaimed author of TheYoung 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.
Julie Pennell was born and raised in Louisiana. After graduating from college, she headed to New York to work at Seventeen magazine. She currently lives in St. Louis with her husband and two young sons, and is a contributor to St. LouisMagazine. Her writing has also appeared in Today, InStyle, and Refinery29. She is the author of The Young Wives Club and Louisiana Lucky.
"Three narrators—Rebekkah Ross, Megan Tusing, and Nancy Wu—portray three sisters who win $204 million dollars in the Louisiana lottery. Ross gives the youngest sister, Lexi, a nervous girlish voice as she plans her 'perfect wedding.' The brightest of the trio, middle sister Callie, portrayed by Tusing, struggles with a career change. Her voice resonates with doubt as she redefines herself as a television personality. The eldest sister, Hanna, is a stereotypical mom, worrying about her children's schooling, their social standing, and her own standing with a snobbish clique of mothers. . . . the lesson learned is that money doesn't guarantee happiness."