I’ve gotten out of the habit of reading fiction in the last year, preferring non-fiction health books. But when the One-2-One Network was looking for readers for Eileen Goudge’s new book, Once in a Blue Moon, I decided it was time to put aside some time for reading.  I’m so glad I did.

I’ve never read any of Eileen’s books, and to be honest, from the cover I was afraid it was along the lines of a Harlequin Romance (not my style). I couldn’t have been more wrong. From the first chapter I was hooked on the story of two sisters who were separated by the foster care system and finally reunited three decades later.  The story is ultimately about finding out what’s important to you and finding yourself – a great message delivered in a wonderful story.

Eileen Goudge - Used with Permission

The book is well written, fast paced, and because I cared about the girls and their relationships, it was  a great read. Now that I’ve been introduced to Eileen’s writing, I’m looking forward to reading more of her work.  I’m especially interested in Woman in Red, a story about a woman just out of prison and a man struggling after losing his wife on 9/11.  I also think that Domestic Affairs, said to be a Cinderella story in reverse (riches to rags with a happy ending), also looks fabulous.

Want to learn more about Eileen Goudge? Follow her on Twitter, Friend her on Facebook, read her blog, or join her mailing list to find out about new novels and to be eligible for her giveaways.  Eileen also posts sample chapters on her website www.eileengoudge.com.

Listen to an excerpt of Once in A Blue Moon by BBC AudioBooks America (3:07)