Saturday, July 2, 2011

Born Under A Lucky Moon by Dana Precious

If you want to laugh and perhaps compare your family to the Thompson family, I would highly recommend this book.  It is a really fun read and also about love.

"My family made him nervous.  Being a highly disciplined sort, he did not view my family as a vibrant force but as a disorganized mess that needed cleaning up."  Page 99  "The entire town is buzzing about us.  If this family ever moves out of town, no one will have anything to talk about."  Page 148

The Thompson family made everyone nervous...they had four daughters, one son, many dramatic events, hilarious things happening to them all the time, and they were the talk of the town.....ALWAYS.  One sister was the organizer and one was the never-finish anything you started, but they all had a fun childhood and shared one bathroom and one mirror....this mirror was the scene for much of the fun that went on.

The sisters were in predicaments over the years, but their mother and father took everything in stride.  The current predicament was that Evan and Anna were getting married on was a planned one...and Lucy and Chuck were getting married on Sunday.....this was a wedding put together in a week.  Lucy and Chuck didn't know about the wedding, and you can just imagine how that went.  No wedding dress, no veil, no tuxedos, no caterer, and no flowers until the last minute.

Last minute organizing seemed to be order of the day for the Thompsons, and most of the situations they got themselves in were funny.  Things just seemed to happen to them.  I laughed out loud at some parts of the book.

The book is a perfect summer gets you thinking about your relationship with your siblings and your entire family.  The characters were a very loving, caring, but crazy family.  They were always there supporting each other.  "The more love you give, the more you create."  Page 393

Funny things happened most of the time, but as in all families some bad situations occur as well.  If this is the author's actual life's story, she is a lucky gal.  It is a wonderful, fun read.  I truly enjoyed it.

You will also find out how to "shake things out" when you have a worry.  5/5 ENJOY!!!  I hope you love it too.


  1. That does sound like a lot of fun! When I was growing up most families shared one bathroom, so I can relate to that.

  2. Any book that can make me laugh is a good one.

  3. I'm reading this right now on the advice of Belle at BookBelle! It has been a long time since I've read a funny book. I laughed out loud almost to tears with one scene in the bathroom. I'll probably have a review on my blog in a few days.

  4. It is quite funny...I will look for your review.

  5. Great review, Elizabeth. I interviewed Dana and we talked about her book. It really sounds like it's full of comedy.

  6. I came from Cym Lowell's Book Review Party Wednesday (BRPW).

    Sounds riotous... I wince with resigned patience when I think about family :)

    Cherry Mischievous

  7. It is a hilarious depiction...I "think" it is the author's real life.

    Not sure, though.

    Thanks for stopping back to my blog.

  8. Sounds like a fun read. Thanks for sharing at Cym's and for visiting me too.

  9. Thanks for stopping by our blog!
    The book you mentioned was probably Breathing Room by Susa Elizabeth Philips. :)

    Born Under a Lucky Moon seems like a fun book! :)

  10. I will add this one to my To-Read list. I'm in need of a good laugh. Thanks for the great review.
    Stopping by via Cym Lowell.

    Virginia Bell

  11. Thanks for drawing this book to my attention. It sounds like one my sister would love, and I'm off to check it out now. Have a great day!

  12. Sound like a fun read. Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for visiting my site and leaving a comment. I'm an old follower too.

    Have a great day!

  13. This sounds real fun. I have started following your blog and have also publicised your giveaway at my blog.

    However, if you want me to remove the post just let me know.

  14. this sounds like such a fun book to read! i'm adding it to my wishlist immediately!