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“Warm-hearted and funny, The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane pulls you in with quirky yet relatable characters, intriguing relationships, and the promise of second chances. Harms’s debut is as refreshingly delightful as a bowl of her character Janey’s chilled pea soup with mint on a hot summer day.”
—Meg Donohue, bestselling author of How to Eat a Cupcake: A Novel
“Funny, original and delightfully quirky, Kelly Harms’s The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane shows us that sometimes, all we need to make it through one of life’s rough patches is a change of scenery and a home-cooked meal.”
—Molly Shapiro, author of Point, Click, Love: A Novel
"The characters are so well drawn that they practically leap from the page, charming dysfunction and all! A poignant, hilarious debut that's filled with heart, soul, insight and laugh-out-loud moments.
It'll make you rethink the meaning of what makes a family -- and if you're anything like me, it'll make you want to pick up and move to 1516 Shipwreck Lane immediately! I'm such a fan of this utterly charming novel."
—Kristin Harmel, international-bestselling author of Italian for Beginners and The Sweetness of Forgetting
“Kelly Harms’s The Good Luck Girls of Shipwreck Lane is a delightful book bursting with good humor, fast action, and delicious food. Aunt Midge is a pure joy, and I loved Wimmer’s surprising, spirited, and generous slant on what it takes to make a family.”
—Nancy Thayer, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Breeze
"Janey and Nean each have a common name and uncommon hard luck, and when they suddenly have in common a sweepstakes house, their lives begin to change in ways neither of them could have imagined. Their quirky wit will win you over, even as they fumble through their crazy new life. THE GOOD LUCK GIRLS OF SHIPWRECK LANE is alive with warmth and wit; I enjoyed it right through to the satisfying end."
—Kristina Riggle, author of Real Life & Liars, The Life You've Imagined, Things We Didn't Say and Keepsake
"Love, lies, food, and past and present triumphs and sorrows deliciously intertwine in Madison author Kelly Harms’s debut novel about accepting second chances." —Madison Magazine
This book was so "Eh" I hardly know where to begin. The premise was interesting, but the characters lacked in depth and realism. Read morePublished 11 days ago by D.Marie
It's such a funny read. It's light and quick and heartwarming and wonderfully written with quirky turns of phrases that kept me turning pages. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Carolyn Bodkin
I enjoyed reading this book. It was a great story about the love and friendships between women. I highly recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Gwen Taylor
(disclaimer) Kelly is a relative so this might be a little biased! Seriously, I enjoyed the story of the two Janines and would love to see it brought to life on film. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robyn Wimmer
I am yet another person who Loved this book. Thank you for the laugh out loud in public moments. A truly enjoyable read.Published 2 months ago by Visiblesoul
I want more!!! The story of Janey, Nean and Aunt Midge is a beautiful tale. Each chapter starts with a quote from a cookbook. (Janey is an avid cook and cookbook collector.). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy L. Otto
This is the first book I have read by Kelly Harms.. I hope she has more!! Great writer.. i felt as if i knew each of these girls! very fun read!