Jeannie Thompson has an extremely stressful job as a movie studio executive. The only thing scarier than her job is the thought of introducing her longtime boyfriend, Aidan, to her family. To be fair, the Thompsons have a track record. She grew up the youngest of five kids in a clamorous Michigan clan. She decides to tell Aidan just one of her family�s stories to try to get him to fathom her difficult family. The story starts with her older brother Evan�s wedding in the summer of 1986, which was followed by the surprise wedding of her sister Lucy the very next day and eventually encompassed a continuously broken sprinkler system, a runaway dog, and a sneaky grandmother. The story ends with a murder and a sex scandal. She doesn�t want Aidan to get hurt by her family, which has happened to all her previous boyfriends. But her good intentions unwittingly hurt Aidan, and she can�t repair the damage without the support of her family. This ultimately uplifting story will resonate with anyone who has or knows a large, boisterous, close-knit family. --Hilary Hatton
From the Back Cover
Born Under a Lucky Moon
is the tale of two very important (but distant) years in the lives of Jeannie Thompson and her (embarrassing, crazy) colorful family members to whom "things" just seem to happen. From the Great Lakes of Michigan to Los Angeles and back again, it is a story of surprise marriages, a renegade granny, a sprinkler system cursed by the gods, and myriad other factors Jeannie blames for her full-tilt, out-of-control existence. But it's also about good surprises—like an unexpected proposal that might just open Jeannie's eyes to her real place among the people she loves most in the world . . . the same ones she ran far away from to begin with.