Friday, 17 August 2018

Review & Giveaway: Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins

Good Luck With That by Kristan Higgins
Publication date: August 7th 2018
Publisher: Berkley
My rating:  4 Stars
Pages: 480
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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33199875-the-good-daughter

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins is beloved for her heartfelt novels filled with humor and wisdom. Now, in her newest novel, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT, she tackles an issue every woman deals with: body image and self-acceptance.

Emerson, Georgia, and Marley have been best friends ever since they met at a weight-loss camp as teens. When Emerson tragically passes away, she leaves one final wish for her best friends: to conquer the fears they still carry as adults.

For each of them, that means something different. For Marley, it’s coming to terms with the survivor’s guilt she’s carried around since her twin sister’s death, which has left her blind to the real chance for romance in her life. For Georgia, it’s about learning to stop trying to live up to her mother’s and brother’s ridiculous standards, and learning to accept the love her ex-husband has tried to give her.

But as Marley and Georgia grow stronger, the real meaning of Emerson’s dying wish becomes truly clear: more than anything, she wanted her friends to love themselves.

A novel of compassion and insight, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT tells the story of two women who learn to embrace themselves just the way they are.
 


My Thoughts:
Good Luck With That was an emotional story of three women, Emerson, Georgia and Marley, who’ve dealt with body image and weight issues all their lives. The death of Emerson shakes Georgia and Marley up and brings their issues into sharp focus. It forces them to take a hard look who they are, how they view themselves and how their perception of self has impacted their relationships.  Their story was emotional but interspersed with humor that balanced some of the hard realities featured. 

Most women, this woman included, have had to deal with self-image issues. Doesn’t matter your size, it seems like even if your somewhat average or even on the skinny side of average, there’s always some amount of weight you’d like to lose.  I remember over the years always thinking I needed to lose weight and I’ll look back at photos from that time now and think, “Wow, I was super skinny!”. Crazy, right?

Kristan Higgins captured the real feelings that women deal with on a daily basis when it comes to body image.  Good Luck With That was open and honest, a story that will suck you in.  And, yes, there’s a romance for both women which of course made me happy!  Marley and Georgia’s journeys were at times painful, but overall it was a feel-good story filled with love. 







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11 comments:

  1. This book sounds wonderful.

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  2. Sounds like a fantastic read, and I love the pretty cover. Thanks for this chance.

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  3. You are so right, I think as women in general, it doesn't matter how big or small we are, we still always seem to want to improve ourselves. I love that Higgins writes books we can all relate too. I love her stories too and how she really does always have humor in them, even the more serious ones. I need to pick this one up!

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    1. I know! It would be an accomplishment to be happy and love ourselves as we are. I'm still working on it! :)

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  4. I am a big fan of Kristan Higgins - very much looking forward to this one. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, Jennifer! :)

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  5. This sounds great, I'm going to add it to my TBR right away!

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  6. I have to say that I've already added this book to my TBR instantly, because it looks like it's going to be an amazing read!

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  7. Stunning review Rachel. <3 Glad you liked this one :D Eee! Bubbles on the cover! I love that :D And ahh. Yeah. Weight. Ten years ago, when I was fifteen, I got Morbus Crohn. And I gained 20 kilos. Now 30 kilos since then. I used to think I was fat back in school, before that.. because all the other girls were smaller than me. Yeah. I was not really fat at all. Ugh. But I am now, haha :) Because of evil medicine, sigh. Keep gaining all the time. Oh, well. I'm mostly okay with it :)

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