About the Book
Holly Caulfield has won the Irish National Lottery and sets in motion a plan to save the village of Abbeyglen. But who would have thought that giving money away could be so difficult?
With a resident’s association that’s clamouring for more and more money, an old lady who’s decided that a dream cruise is in her grasp and a couple who may not want that dream wedding after all, Holly’s finding it hard to keep it together!
With a new love interest and an ex-husband hot on her heels, it’s up to Holly to figure out what can truly make her happy.
I read and loved Snowday by B. R. Maycock last year so I was delighted to discover has has a new book out. I’m so happy to say that Pushing Her Luck more than lived up to my hopes for it!
Pushing Her Luck is set in a very small town called Abbeyglen and follows Holly. She works in the local shop so knows all the hopes and dreams of the locals. So when she wins the lottery she immediately decides to help out the people of her town. Unfortunately people don’t always do what you think they will and the locals who are given money have other ideas of what to spend it on!
Holly is such a big-hearted woman who really cares about people so when she wins the lottery she immediately thinks of all the good she can do with the money for the people in her town. She doesn’t think of herself for a second – her mind goes to the couple who haven’t been able to afford to get married, the woman who needs a new roof, the single mother who needs a home.
Holly enlists a financial advisor to help her with her quest to make people happy and there we meet John. He gets involved in keeping track of Holly’s spending and he gets to dish out the money to the lucky recipients as Holly wants to remain anonymous. Things start to get awkward when John realises that people aren’t spending the money on the things they were supposed to! Also, there is a slight complication as Holly is separated from her husband but not yet divorced, and she has a distant relationship with her parents. Life doesn’t run quite as smoothly as you might imagine after a huge lottery win!
Pushing Her Luck is a really wonderful novel. It looks at what it is to be a lottery winner and the way we all have dreams of what we’d do if we won but things don’t always work out the way you hope. Sometimes things have to go a bit awry in order for us to find out what we really wanted and needed in our lives and this novel is Holly’s journey to that place.
I completely and utterly fell in love with this novel and I can’t wait to read the sequel next year. I want to know what happens after the end of Pushing Her Luck and I really hope Holly has all of her wishes come true! She definitely won the biggest and best prize in this novel (and it’s not necessarily the lottery win!).
If you’re looking for a gorgeous feel-good read then look no further than Pushing Her Luck, I can’t recommend it highly enough! It’s out now as an ebook and it would make a wonderful gift to send to a loved one’s kindle this Christmas!
I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts are my own.
Pushing Her Luck is out now and available here.
About the Author
When B R Maycock (Berni to all you lovely people!)isn’t dreaming up vibrant leads for romantic comedies, she’s ingesting books for her blog (https://brmaycock.wordpress.com/), in particular chick lit (her first love!) books, romantic comedies and thrillers. She can also be found playing footie or watching Marvel, DC or Star Wars movies and cartoons in Co. Westmeath, Ireland with her brilliantly out there husband, Keith, and their four epic little men.
Her debut ‘It Started With A Snub’ and Christmas romantic comedy ‘Snowday’ are available now on Amazon, as is Pushing Her Luck, the first of a series about AbbeyGlen Village, whose luck is about to change …
She has one goal and that’s simply to make readers smile and/ or laugh (a splutter rates highest;)).
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Wonderful Review, Thanks for sharing.
I’d sure read Pushing Her Luck.
I really enjoyed Snowday too. This sounds wonderful!
I love the title of this book. I often wonder what I’d do with that lottery, but it’s kinda scary when such a big change happens! They do say money doesn’t make happiness! Great review! xxx
I do like stories that are set in those small, small towns like that, Hayley. And this one sounds like a delightful character exploration, too. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.
Small town stories are great to read at this time of year! Thank you for a great review, Hayley:)
This sounds really good Hayley. I love small towns and sweet, vulnerable characters. Great review.
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