The good luck girls of shipwreck lane…a review

Good luck girls of shipwreck lane Kelly Harms

Good luck girls of shipwreck lane Kelly Harms

Janine Brown of Cedar Falls, Iowa is announced as the winner of a brand new, state of the art, everything you ever dreamed, or could have imagined house on the coast of Maine.

Janine Brown is not excited at all. She did not even enter the contest. Her 88 year old aunt entered her name for her. She is just fine living alone, cooking for no one but herself and living in constant fear of meeting new people. She is not pleased.

Janine Brown, on the other hand, is ecstatic. She knew she would win when she sent in her entry postcard. She had dreamed that she would win. She even gives her abusive boyfriend/I need somewhere to live so I will live here person a conk on the head as she heads to Maine.

HUH?

HUH?

Nope. I am not insane. Yes. I am talking about the same book.

You see, there are TWO Janine Browns of Cedar Falls, Iowa. Neither knows about the other. In any way. At all. A series of mishaps and miscues later and two Janine Browns of Cedar Falls, Iowa and one Aunt Midge end up in a house that is large  enough to house all three, but also too small to house all three.

Janey Brown is shy to the point of being incapacitated by it.  Take a personality that is 180 degrees the opposite and you get the gregarious, extroverted Nean Brown. Throw in Janey’s Aunt Midge, whom Janey lovingly refers to as a “dirty old bird,” and you have for yourself one incredibly hilarious and entertaining read!

The audio version of this book, The good luck girls of Shipwreck Lane, written by Kelly Harms is read by Reay Kaplan (Janey) and Suehyla El-Attar (Nean).

And  IT. IS. HILARIOUS!  Picture this: You are at a red light. You are minding your own business. However, something in the car next to you catches your peripheral vision. You look over. There is a crazy woman in the car next to you. Insane. Call the police kind of crazy. Call the guy with the funny little white jacket kind of crazy. She is in her car at the light. Alone. There is NO ONE in the car with her. She is laughing hysterically. One hand on the wheel. One hand covering her mouth laughing obviously out loud. She looks over at you and holds up a case for an audio book. No way it can be that funny, right?

Sort of the way I looked in the car and the way the other person was looking at me. (Thx S & J for the pix.)

Sort of the way I looked in the car and the way the other person was looking at me. (Thanks sis-in-law & nephew for use of the picture.)

It is. I am the call the white jacket guy she’s crazy person!  This happened! No lie. I was probably the topic of her next Facebook status update. I think I scared her. Realize here that I LOVE a good book. I LOVE a good hearty laugh. Put those together with two amazing narrators and you have the winning entry for yourself!

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