Publication Date: June 30, 2014
The Coin of Luck lands between a rock and a hard place.
29 year old, July Harris, has the entire fortunes of her conniving family riding on her. In order to fulfill her grandfather’s will, she must select a husband from among five strangers in less than two months. With the clock ticking, she makes a decision at the last moment that rocks her family’s world. And nothing turns out as she expected.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, heart-tugging romance July 6, 2014
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This book was PITCH PERFECT. I'm so glad this gem of a novel came to my attention! I have to say that this is one of my favorite romances that I've read in a long while. From the concept, to characters, to writing, to plot/pace, everything was expertly crafted. July (the heroine of the story) as a character was so heartfelt and naive and innocent that my emotions just melted with her as she endured through her judgmental family and the awkward/embarrassing duty of picking a husband in a strange, real-life-version of the bachelorette show.
What struck me as so unique about this story, and separated it from so many other cookie-cutter romances was July. As a protagonist she was something different. "Ameriasian" as she describes herself, a half-Japanese protag was refreshing. Also her mannerisms and hermit-like existence prior to her husband-pageant was something that was refreshing and unique to see. It was fun seeing her jump out of her comfort zone and meet each (hot!) suitor and experience the ups and downs and twists and turns of her finding the one man who will marry her for her, and not just for her money.
Her family were also very well realized, with sisters that ranged from the snotty and bratty to the compassionate and helpful. They, along with July's parents spanned the spectrum of familial dysfunction, and encapsulated, I think, what a lot of families under pressure go through.
As July stumbled through her crazy circumstances, I smiled when she did, my heart broke when hers broke, and my emotions rose when hers rose. That's what a great story is supposed to do, and this one did it in spades. Five stars.