Eva has no idea she has a half-sister until her mother abandons her on her father’s front porch with nothing but a suitcase. Nevertheless, she quickly finds kinship with her older sister Iris, and the two eventually escape their sleepy town in the dreary Midwest and set their sights on Hollywood. Barely making ends meet, Eva eventually strikes it big as an actress, but all that changes when she falls in love and the A-List doesn’t approve. The story quickly changes direction, and Eva and Iris join their estranged father for a cross-country trip to Brooklyn where they battle plenty of ups and downs. Filled with heart-wrenching disasters, unrequited romance and globe-spanning adventures, Lucky Us will whisk you away to a time long gone. The visceral descriptions, multi-facetted characters and unpredictable plot make this book a page turner throughout. Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily.