ONCE IN A BLUE MOON, a book comes along that evokes
every imaginable emotion in a reader. That book, ONCE IN A
BLUE MOON (Vanguard hardcover, October 2009), by Eileen
Goudge, will intrigue readers with the story of two long-
lost sisters navigating the choppy waters of their
relationship when they reunite after growing up separately
in foster care. Lindsay, the oldest sister, is battling a
corporate giant to keep her independent bookstore in
business. As a way of showing her support to the courageous
(and dwindling) independent bookstores, Eileen will give
one lucky winner a $50 gift card to Indie Bound stores. In
addition, she’ll include an advance reading copy of ONCE IN
A BLUE MOON. Two great prizewinners will each receive a
book from Eileen’s backlist.
Lindsay and Kerrie Ann are sisters who have known hardship
from an early age. Without guidance from their neglectful
mother, their only aid came from an unlikely source, a
retired exotic dancer by the name of Miss Honi Love. When
the girls’ mother was sent to prison, Miss Honi tried
unsuccessfully to save them from being separated and sent
into foster care.
Thirty years later, Lindsay is still trying to reconnect
with her sister. The owner of a bookstore in the sleepy
California seaside town of Blue Moon Bay, she was lucky
enough to have been adopted by a loving couple. Unbeknownst
to her, Kerrie Ann has suffered a very different life.
Bounced from one foster home to the next, she ran away as a
teenager before becoming a drug-addicted single mother.
Now, newly sober, Kerrie Ann is fighting to regain custody
of the little girl who was taken from her.
Neither sister’s expectations are met when they’re finally
reunited. But as the two sisters engage in the fiercest
battles of their lives, they are at last drawn together
despite their differences, restoring belief in the
unshakable bond of family.
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