Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Day Bailey Devlin Picked up a Penny / Rebecca Forster

Reviewed by: BigAl

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words

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USA Today best selling author Rebecca Forster’s twenty-something books mostly fit within the broad mystery genre, some in the legal thriller subgenre and others harder to classify. Forster is a two-time winner in the Books and Pals Readers’ Choice Awards, with Before Her Eyes topping the mystery category in 2013 and Eyewitness (book 5 of the Witness Series) getting the nod from our readers in 2014.

For more, visit Forster’s website.


Oh, Boy! Oh, Bailey!

Find a penny, pick it up; just don't bank on Lady Luck.

Bailey Devlin is on the fast track to happiness. The bar exam is behind her (for the second time), Jeffery adores her, and her hobbled together family of misfits becomes dearer by the day. The future isn't just bright, it is dazzling. But Lady Luck has taken note and decides a little mischief is in order. As Bailey and Jeffery set out for a very special weekend, they come across a penny in the most amazing place. It doesn't take long for Bailey to realize that she made a big mistake picking this one up, and now Bailey is on a tear to put things right. But Lady Luck is no pushover and Bailey learns that bad luck might just be the best luck of all.”


Find a penny, pick it up, all day long you'll have good luck.

In the second installment of this trilogy, Bailey Devlin finds and picks up a Penny, which leads to good luck, right? Of course it does. Bailey's budding romance seems to be heating up when she's invited to meet her beau's family. The visit goes well, although everything the luck, Bailey's plans, and even the Penny take different forms than you might guess.

Romantic comedy is a change of pace for legal thriller author Rebecca Forster, but she's acquitting herself well in this trilogy with great characters, putting them in fun (and funny) situations, and in the process lead character Bailey is learning about life. As new challenges and obstacles are thrown in Bailey's path, she's realizing what's important to her and what she wants out of life.


This is the second volume of a trilogy. While it might work as a standalone, I'd advise reading the first installment before reading this one.

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Review is based on a pre-release copy. Can't judge the final product in this area.

Rating: ***** Five Stars

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