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Penguin Luck Book Review and Giveaway

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BY: Kay Mupetson

ISBN: 9781440160585

PUBLISHED: Aug- 2009

PAGES: 292

PURCHASE: by going to Order Page @ www.kaymupetson.com

PRICE: $18.95/ EBook $6.00

I loved this book! I picked it up one morning and didn’t put it down, until late that same evening; when I was finished. I’m going to give you the synopsis from the back of the book first and then elaborate a little more.

From the back:

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 1990’s, 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.

Now that you have a little piece of information on the book, I’m going to tell you that there is so-o-o-o much more to it than this little tidbit. Kay Mupetson kept me turning the pages; wondering what in the world was going to happen to her next. I really feel for her character “Doreen”. Her father is completely neurotic about his historic past and how she should respect it and lead her own life according to his ideals. It would drive me completely insane dealing with someone that way.

 Her friends are amazing people; any one of them would be a blessing to have. Her love interests- WOW! I’m not even sure where to go with that part because there’s a totally unexpected twist thrown in the story line and it leaves you saying WHAT!?!?!?

I love the analogy she uses when describing certain people in her life. I’m not going to say what it is or who it’s about, but, after reading it I can totally picture what she means by it. All in all, I thought it was a great read. The length of it would be great for a lazy day of reading, or divided into a round trip plane ride. I don’t know about you but to me a book is a good book when I can picture the entire thing ,in motion, in my head (which helps in aiding the fact that it starts out in what I assume the very late 80’s  with some of the outfits she describes they are wearing). I laughed out loud with some of them. As I said before it was an entertaining read. Maybe you ought-a look into it as a last minute Christmas gift. I know I love books as gifts.

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  • Steve Capell

    I retired from the telecommunication field, so this book sounds like an interesting read for me. Appreciate the opportunity to win this book.

  • Bailey

    I’d like a copy because it’s been several years since I have read a good story with ghosts in it, and this one sounds particularly intriguing.