Julie and Romeo Get Lucky

by Jeanne Ray | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1416509690 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SciFisstrs of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on 4/10/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by SciFisstrs from Elkins Park, Pennsylvania USA on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani know a thing or two about good fortune. For generations, their families were rival florists and bitter enemies. Then Julie and Romeo met by chance, just as each became single again. Even more miraculous, they fell in love.
Three years later, Julie and Romeo are still blissfully happy. They don't often get a quiet moment alone, and rarely manage a night -- quiet or otherwise -- in the same bed, but Julie feels blessed by what they do have: true love, wonderful jobs, and houses packed to the rafters with family. Romeo's ninety-three-year-old mother, his son Alan, Alan's wife and their three children live with him; Julie's daughter Sandy and her family -- including Sandy's Willy Wonka-obsessed daughter, Sarah, and their cat -- live with her. The odds of Julie and Romeo getting a few days of peace together seem about as likely as winning the lottery.

But their wish comes true -- with a twist -- when an injury puts Romeo flat on his back in Julie's room. Spending days in bed may sound heavenly, but with Romeo on pain pills, initially as comatose as Juliet in her tomb, the reality is less romantic. Then Julie's other daughter, Nora, drops her own crisis on her mother's doorstep. Now Julie has to figure out how to run two flower shops, take care of an ever-expanding household, nurse her beloved Romeo back to health, tackle Sarah's fixation with lottery tickets, and keep her daughters from regressing into full-scale teenage bickering. And Lady Luck has one more surprise in store....

Wonderfully witty and unerringly wise, Julie and Romeo Get Lucky is a smart, heartwarming story of timeless love and family loyalty, and a reminder that if you suddenly get everything you ever wished for, the only thing to do is live happily ever after.

Journal Entry 2 by wingAceofHeartswing from Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I won this in a live swap at the Charleston Convention

Journal Entry 3 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, June 16, 2011
Julie Roseman and Romeo Cacciamani are rival florists who just happen to be in love and in their 60s. Julie's daughter, husband and two children live with her and Romeo lives with his ancient mother and his son and his family. Neither can find a quiet moment to spend together.

However they do find the time to spend together when Romeo puts his back out at Julie's and spends his time in her bed sometimes comatose and constantly in pain. Meanwhile Julie's other daughter comes home to live and her daughters are like they have regressed into their teens with all the fights and bickering. Julie's eight year old granddaughter, Sarah is obsessed with Willy Wonka and winning the lottery and finds unique ways to con family members into buying lottery tickets for her.

This is a fun book. A book about real life, the chaos, confusion, family and love that binds it all together. I have not read the first book but will go back and read it as I enjoyed this one.

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, January 16, 2012
Reading now!

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Friday, January 20, 2012
Julie and Romeo have worked past their decades-old family feud, falling in love, and combined their two flower shops to one business. Julie's biggest concern is her granddaughter's obsession with watching Charlie and the Chocolate Factory until Romeo blows his back out and is stuck in Julie's bed, unable to move. Then her daughter becomes pregnant with triplets and forced to bed rest, which she decides to take in Julie's home. Suddenly, Julie has a house filled of people stuck in bed plus her regular guests of her other daughter's entire family.

How Julie has enough patience to deal with all the demanding people in her house is beyond me. I would have snapped on the first day. This book was cute, but the continuous mentions of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory started grating on my nerves. Despite that, I think this was actually better than the first book. I'm not sure if there's a third one yet but I could see it easily following this book.

Journal Entry 6 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Sunday, January 29, 2012
This book is back with me :)

Journal Entry 7 by wingAceofHeartswing at BookMooch request in Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, June 28, 2013

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