Title: Penguin Luck
Author: Kay Mupetson
Series: Rising Star
Release Date: August 26, 2009
I received this book for review from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations.
Summary: In the novel Penguin Luck, Doreen Lowe is a young, sophisticated junior associate in a small Manhattan law firm that primarily serves the lower echelons of society. Regularly visited by three ghosts, Doreen is forced to listen to their pleas that she "carry on for them"- after the Holocaust- all while balancing the demands of her career and personal life.
After Doreen marries a banker with an entrepreneurial spirit, he achieves his dream of establishing a telecommunications company. Within a few years, Doreen is serving as the company's legal counsel while simultaneously raising a son, but is still being tormented by her spirits. As the young couple rides out the tech boom of the late 1990s, Doreen must reconcile her unorthodox personal choices with her widowed father, her friends, and her large conscience.
Penguin Luck is a compelling tale about one woman's emotional journey as she learns to cope with a burdensome family history, a trio of determined ghosts, and the power of luck.
Thoughts: This isn't what I usually read. But I absolutely loved the title and when I read the blurb I thought I'd give it a try. I was surprised. This was an enjoyable read for me. Penguin Luck was a refreshing and engrossing read. Doreen's story is full of emotional moments that will pull at your heart. Set in the 90's in the Wall Street scene, this is a story of romance, humor and, dealing with the family's haunted past. If your looking for something different, you might find it in this book.
Score: 3 Stars
Author Website: http://www.kaymupetson.com/