Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the respected New York Times bestselling author, was recently quoted; “Lucky the reader who picks up this funny, charming, and touching debut novel. I loved it.”
I couldn't agree more. In fact, I not only loved Born Under A Lucky Moon, I bonded with it! I fell in love with its colorful characters and wacky-to-wonderful plot. Dana Precious' novel became a funny and fabulous friend, one I looked forward to spending my down-time with. Nestled on the couch with a comfy blanket and a small glass of my favorite French wine, I’d turn the pages quickly, anticipating great story. Once the final line was read, I closed the cover on its 419 fast-moving pages, smiled to myself, and whispered one word; “Wow…”
Like a good friend, unforgettable and utterly endearing, our nightly conversations (where I was cast to play the intent listener) would be missed, but I predicted that somewhere, in the not- too- far- away- future, I'd rekindle the old friendship. Years from now, I pictured myself pulling the book off an overcrowded, dusty library shelf, and reading it once again; Yes! It’s that good!
It’s not just a chick-lit novel, either. Sure, the female reader will absolutely fall in love with the story and the main character — but I’m betting it will leave its magical mark on the male population too. Why? (I can hear you asking.)
Because how many novels have the power to move you or make you belly-laugh in public? (It’s embarrassing but true!) Precious’ Born Under A Lucky Moon, to be released on February 8, 2011, isn’t just another smart story written by another witty writer — it’s an event!
It’s a fast moving train ride, sweeping the reader into a world that’s richly entertaining and unpredictable. The pages have weight and contain interesting plot, filled with humor, twists and some surprises. Its original flavor is hard to describe but it's delicious from beginning to end; a creme de la creme that not only rises to the top, but leaves the reader wanting more from Dana Precious, one talented tale-spinner.
Born Under A Lucky Moon is fictional, but it’s also based on the author’s real life events. Told in first person narrative, we meet Jeannie, the lovable main character. In chapter one, she tries to explain to Aidan, her would–be-fiancée, why he should reconsider his proposal.
Quickly, the reader understands why Jeannie is hesitant to accept. Her past is layered with family drama and the icing is complicated, sprinkled with some sticky situations that mold the final masterpiece; a one of a kind love story — a family love story — that is.