Jul 24, 2012

Tween Tuesday: Three Times Lucky by Shelia Turnage

5 warm & gooey chocolate chip cookies.

Cover Love:  Yes, it is so whimsical!  I love it.

Why I Wanted to Read This:  The cover and the synopsis combined made this one go up high on my to-read list!  Here's the synopsis from GoodReads:

Rising sixth grader Miss Moses LoBeau lives in the small town of Tupelo Landing, NC, where everyone's business is fair game and no secret is sacred. She washed ashore in a hurricane eleven years ago, and she's been making waves ever since. Although Mo hopes someday to find her "upstream mother," she's found a home with the Colonel--a café owner with a forgotten past of his own--and Miss Lana, the fabulous café hostess. She will protect those she loves with every bit of her strong will and tough attitude. So when a lawman comes to town asking about a murder, Mo and her best friend, Dale Earnhardt Johnson III, set out to uncover the truth in hopes of saving the only family Mo has ever known.

Full of wisdom, humor, and grit, this timeless yarn will melt the heart of even the sternest Yankee.
Romance?: Nope.

What I Liked:
This book is written like you are hanging out chatting with a beloved auntie, reminiscing about the her childhood.  It is comfortable, precious and wonderful.

I LOVED Mo and her best friend Dale.  In fact, there are not many characters in this book I didn't love.  There is a great mystery to be solved with a twist I did not see coming. 

I just loved how Mo and Dale took matters into their own hands and just formed a detective agency to solve the murder mystery.

I loved the writing and the language that the inhabitants of this book used.  It was so homey.  It just gets under your skin and makes you grin the whole while!

I guess my review is lacking because I loved it all--the characters, the writing, the story, the setting.  I just have to gush about it all!

To Sum Up:  I am buying this for my library--I already have a list of readers who are going to love this one!

Book won from a Shelf Awareness giveaway.


  1. I just picked this up on audio. It's my next listen. So glad you dug it. :D

    1. With the right voice this would be dynamite on audio!!

  2. I won this too. Thanks for the great review. Makes me want to read it.

    1. If you haven't read it already, give it a try. It's SUPER good and SUPER fun!