Somewhere Between Luck and Trust

Somewhere Between Luck and Trust Where Luck Meets Trust Miracles Can HappenCristy Haviland served eight months in prison giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her Now she s free ag

  • Title: Somewhere Between Luck and Trust
  • Author: Emilie Richards
  • ISBN: 9780778314516
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can HappenCristy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her Now she s free again, but what does that mean As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read And that s the least of her hurdles.Georgia Ferguson, talented eduWhere Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can HappenCristy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her Now she s free again, but what does that mean As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read And that s the least of her hurdles.Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet that may help her find the mother who abandoned her at birth Does she want to follow the clues, and if she does, can reticent Georgia reach out for help along the way Both women are standing at a crossroads, a place where unlikely unions can be formed A place where two very different women might bridge the gap between generations and education, and together make tough choices.Somewhere between the townships called Luck and Trust, at a mountain cabin known as the Goddess House, two very different women may even, if they dare, find common ground and friendship.

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    1. After I started this book I thought some of these characters seemed familiar. It turns out this is book 2 in the Goddesses Anonymous series. And yes, I had met some of the characters before in One Mountain Away, which I loved. This book tells the story of Cristy Haviland who has been in prison, for a theft crime she claims she did not commit. The law decided otherwise. While in prison Cristy gave birth to a child. Free now, she ends up at Goddess House, seeking to make a new life for herself. Wh [...]

    2. I liked this book. It is the second book in the 'Goddesses Anonymous' series. I liked the first one more, but this one still drew me in. I think what I like most, is that these books aren't singular in plot focus. There are a couple of threads in there, which keeps things interesting. I also like the author's focus on the characters. They are flawed, but seem to own it, which I find admirable. So 4 stars.

    3. After serving time in prison for a crime she didn't commit, Cristy is out and and just wants to get on with her life. She is given an opportunity to live in a rural cabin while she makes some life decisions, whether to be a mother to the child she gave birth to while in prison and what to do with her future. And if that isn't enough, she has a secret she has hidden her entire life. She can't read.When it is discovered she can't read, Georgia steps in to help her. It quickly becomes obvious that [...]

    4. As always I'm enjoying readers' reviews of this book, which came out in late July. Right now I'm working on the third in the Goddesses Anonymous series, No River Too Wide. Hope you enjoy that one every bit as much.

    5. A wonderful story about family and friendship, healing and learning to trust again. We get re-acquainted with many of the wonderful people from 'one mountain away' and it was a pleasure to make their acquaintance again and to meet a few new friends :). My memory was a little fuzzy since it had been awhile since reading the first book and I was a little wary that the magic would be gone for me, but I fell right into it again before the first chapter was over.My heart went out to Cristy she's had [...]

    6. She has officially been added to my favorite author list. She makes you warm and fuzzy after reading her books. I can't wait to read book #3. I also think her career as a family counselor helps her create incredible characters. My type of girl;)

    7. A beautiful story about family and friends. It is also about learning to trust again by having people around you who believe in you and to help you heal and to nurture yourself. For me this book was about acceptance and it doesn't matter who you are or what you have done, the support and love between friends old and new remains strong right throughout this book.

    8. I have read a lot of wonderful books about friendship, family, faith and trust, and this one is no exception. It was a heartwarming and at times heart wrenching story of doing what is best for others at he expense of your won happiness. I really give this story a 5++++. I recommend this to all who love woman's fiction at it's best.

    9. Apparently I'm in the minority as I would rate this at 2.5 stars. I am a Richards fan and usually, she pulls me right in. I had trouble staying with this and could not get invested in the characters. It was dragged out as well. First off, I have trouble with the Goddess element. I'm just not comfortable referring to women as Goddesses regardless of the reason. In this case the "Goddesses" are a group of women who bonded together over strife, now own a house in a remote place used for respite fro [...]

    10. Also posted at my blog, TBR MOUNTAIN RANGE, along with links to my review of the first book in this series.Rated 4.5Once again you'll become immersed in the mountain community of the GODDESSES ANONYMOUS series that includes unusual characters who need a bit of luck after all they've survived. Emotionally riveting, this is contemporary women's fiction at its best, facing difficult situations with hope and love.After spending eight months in jail for a crime she didn't commit, Cristy Haviland is a [...]

    11. First, it is hard to put into words or describe this inspiring 5 star story “Where Luck Meets Trust”. Emilie Richards is one of the most talented writers and have always been a huge fan for years, as one of my favorite authors. I am so in love with the new Goddesses Anonymous series as “One Mountain Away” was so moving and could not wait until the second release. When you spend your valuable time reading you want a take away from a novel – Emilie Richards always offers meaning and refl [...]

    12. A poignant story with plenty of feel-good elements.I loved the themes explored in this book – redemption, the meaning of family, self-development, trust and sisterhood. There is so much packed into the book: exploration of literacy, parents’ reactions to a child’s homosexulity, abandonment of a child. The plot is superbly woven together, with plenty of mystery that makes you want to keep turning the pages.The setting is wonderful (I adore the view on the cover), and I found myself thinking [...]

    13. 4.5 starsAn insightful exploration of the meaning of family and the healing power of friendship women supporting women. Emilie Richards writes from the heart covering current social issues and life lessons with compassion and a healthy dose of hope. We re-visit many of the characters I adored from One Mountain Away, they're the trustees of the mountain cabin called The Goddess House, a safe haven for women needing a second chance or fresh start. In no time I was invested in Cristy Haviland's li [...]

    14. 4.5 starsFor me, this book was slow to start but I am glad I stuck with it. I loved reading Cristy's story the most. Georgia's story was interesting too but did not catch my attention as much. Not many books make me cry out loud. When Dawson and Cristy help each other outat made me cry. I don't understand why you have to get a license to drive a car but people don't have to do any type of studying or learning to be a good parent. Read the book.

    15. LOVED IT, Emilie Richards writes such an interesting story with characters who are real. Great plot, just read and read it. As a teacher I especially loved the dyslexia and literacy angle. Can't recommend this series enough, but do start with the first one.

    16. If there is anything I don't like about Emilie Richards' books is that they are filed away under "women's books" in bookstores and online. I am so sad that this brilliant writing can be dismissed as "less than" just because it was written by a woman author. Have we learned nothing since George Sand? I am proud to be at least enlightened enough to look past labels when choosing books to read. This book is more than just a great piece of literature, it is an education: an education in caring about [...]

    17. Pretty good even though it was predictable. I liked that everything works out for the best. You will like it if you like those things as well.

    18. Cristy Haviland has just finished serving eight months in prison for a crime she didn’t commit. While in prison, she gave birth to the son of the man who put her there. Now that Cristy is out she plans to avoid her hometown and her ex, Jackson Ford. An instructor of one of the classes Cristy attended while in the North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, Samantha Ferguson, has offered Cristy a place to stay in Madison County so she can be close to her son, who is staying nearby with o [...]

    19. This second in the awkwardly named (although the name is well explained) series has a context of a woman struggling with illiteracy after being wrongfully convicted of a crime--nothing in her life is going well until she is chosen by a great group of women as a recipient of their help, even though others might not think her "worthy." The characters in this series are well done, and I loved the secondary character Sully. These are really good novels.

    20. The Goddesses Anonymous have done it again--taken in a woman newly out of 8 months of incarceration for a crime she didn't commit, but which has changed her life in ways so profoundly, I'm not sure I would have in her shoes. Addiitionally, the storyline captured me, too. Christy Haviland has lots against her, not least of which is her dyslexia, undiagnosed until Georgia Ferguson comes to know her. She also has a months-old son she doesn't know. He was taken from her during her incarceration, fat [...]

    21. "Somewhere Between Luck and trust" by Emilie Richards is a much deeper and more thoughtful book than I had expected. While many titles in this genre put the romance at the forefront of the novel and make it the focus, this author handled it different and it was a nice change. There are a couple of romantic threads in this novel, but it wasn't the more prominent part of the story. The main character has been through a lot, and unfairly accused of a crime she did not commit. She must now learn to [...]

    22. THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY3.5A wonderful story about family and friendship, healing and learning to trust again. We get re-acquainted with many of the wonderful people from 'one mountain away' and it was a pleasure to make their acquaintance again and to meet a few new friends :). .My heart went out to Cristy she's had a rough time of it b [...]

    23. 4.5 starsEmilie Richards packs this second book in her Goddesses Anonymous series with elements drawn from a variety of genres and a bundle of social issues. Somewhere Between Luck and Trust is most clearly women’s fiction, but both the mystery and romance threads are strong. In addition to the mystery of Georgia’s beginnings, there is the mystery of the setup that sent Cristy to prison. Both mysteries are solved but not without some twists along the way. Romance is provided for both women a [...]

    24. Wow! What a great book! Emilie Richards has written another powerful book, I have enjoyed every book I've read by her, and this one is no exception. It starts out with a bang, the central character, Cristy Haviland, just got through serving eight months in prison, and gave birth to a baby boy while in there. She's free now, but not really. The man who set her up, and put her in prison is still around, he's also the father of her baby, and he's letting her know that he's watching her, he could st [...]

    25. 4 STARS (I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review). "Where Luck Meets Trust, Miracles Can Happen Christy Haviland served eight months in prison, giving birth behind bars to the child of the man who put her there and might yet destroy her. Now she's free again, but what does that mean?As smart as she is, a learning disability has kept her from learning to read. And that's the least of her hurdles. Georgia Ferguson, talented educator, receives a mysterious charm bracelet t [...]

    26. I love stories where women are empowered to take control of their lives and to believe in themselves. This story was everything that I really love in women's fiction when it revolves around friendships, adversity, hope, and faith. Each woman involved in this book had their own issues and backstory, which they used to help Christy start to realize that she could actually achieve her deepest dreams and desires for a better life. Georgia's mysterious birth captured my imagination and I was emotiona [...]

    27. "Abandon perfection. Welcome reflection. Nurture connection."What a marvelous, warm book this was! I definitely want to find friends like the Goddesses, willing to stand behind Christy Haviland, giving her a place to live, supporting her in other ways, and just being there as friends.Christy gets out of prison after serving eight months for a crime she didn't commit. Needless to say, she is a bit unsettled. She needs to find a job. She needs to go see her son that was born in prison and is now b [...]

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