Thursday, July 25, 2019

"Just My Luck"

Jennifer Honeybourn is a fan of British accents, Broadway musicals, and epic, happily-ever-after love stories. If she could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, she’d have high tea with Walt Disney, JK Rowling, and her nana. She lives in Stratford, Ontario with her husband, daughter and cat in a house filled with books.

Honeybourn applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Just My Luck, and reported the following:
Page 69 kicks off chapter eight:
The next day, I arrive at the hotel half an hour before I’m scheduled to meet Will and his brother for the luau. I was hoping to sneak behind the front desk so I could log in to the computer and check the guest records, but there are too many people around for me to safely do it, so I decide to use the computer in my mom’s office instead. She’s not working today, but if anyone asks why I’m in her office, I can just tell them she asked me to pick something up for her. And pray they don’t mention it to her.
I think that the first paragraph in this chapter actually captures a few of the elements of the main and sub plots of the story pretty well. In this scene, Marty is at the Grand Palms Maui, the luxury hotel where she works. She intends to track down the home addresses for the guests she stole from so that she can return those items and hopefully turn her luck around. She has to use her mother’s office to try and find the guest information, which is a bit of a risk.

Marty normally works the front desk, but she’s been taken off her duties for the next few weeks so that she can act as a tour guide for a couple of rich guests — Will and his brother, Hayes. She’s meant to show them around the island, which she’s not exactly thrilled about, mostly because she’s fighting an attraction to Will, one that can’t lead anywhere. The luau is the first time that the three of them will be spending time together.
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My Book, The Movie: Just My Luck.

--Marshal Zeringue