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Lady Luck's Map of Vegas

Lady Luck s Map of Vegas A successful Web designer forty year old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York who jets out to see her on bi weekly visits The long distance romance suits India

  • Title: Lady Luck's Map of Vegas
  • Author: Barbara O'Neal Barbara Samuel
  • ISBN: 9780345469137
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • A successful Web designer, forty year old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York who jets out to see her on bi weekly visits The long distance romance suits India just fine Though Jack is the only man who has ever made India feel truly alive, she doesn t want things to get too serious But then her father passes away, and India mustA successful Web designer, forty year old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York who jets out to see her on bi weekly visits The long distance romance suits India just fine Though Jack is the only man who has ever made India feel truly alive, she doesn t want things to get too serious But then her father passes away, and India must honor the promise she made to him to look after her mother when he s gone Suddenly India finds herself back in Colorado Springs with the woman who both intrigues and infuriates her Eldora is sixty something and exquisitely gorgeous, but her larger than life personality can suck the air out of a room True to form, Eldora throws India a curveball, insisting that they hit the road to look for India s twin, Gypsy, a brilliant artist who lives a vagabond s existence in the remote mountain towns of New Mexico It looks like India can t avoid her mother s intensity any longer, especially after she discovers stunning secrets from Eldora s past Thirty years ago, Eldora regaled her twin girls with glamorous stories about her days as a Las Vegas showgirl stories of martinis and music at the Sahara, back when Frank and Sammy ruled the town But the story of how she really ended up in Sin City, and the unsavory life she d run from with her daughters in tow, is full of details she s never seen fit to share until now.As mother and daughter sail down Route 66, the very road Eldora drove those many years ago, looking for Gypsy, while passing motels, diners, and souvenir shops, Eldora must relive a lifetime of memories that have tormented her before she can put them to rest once and for all Award winning author Barbara Samuel brings us a heartfelt story of second chances and unexpected detours As two women come to terms with themselves and each other, the past unravels and the future spreads out before them like the open road.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. Barbara O'Neal Barbara Samuel

      Barbara Samuel also known as Barbara O Neal is the bestselling author of than 60 books, and has won Romance Writers of America s RITA award seven times How to Bake a Perfect Life was a Target Club pick and The Lost Recipe for Happiness went back to print nine times Her books have been published around the world, including France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Turkey, and Australia New Zealand, among others Whether set in the turbulent past or the even challenging present, Barbara s books feature strong women, families, dogs, food, and adventure whether on the road or toward the heart A native of Colorado Springs, Barbara lives there with her partner, Christopher Robin, an endurance athlete, along with her dogs and cats She is an avid gardner, hiker, photographer, and traveler who loves to take off at dawn to hike a 14er or head to a faraway land, or curl up with the animals in the garden and read She loves to connect with readers and is very involved with them on the Internet Contact the author You many read about Barbara s books at her main website, BarbaraSamuelbarbaraonealBlog awriterafoottwitter twitter barbaraoneal

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    1. I like India. I hate her too. I think she has her act together. I think she's selfish and self-centered. And then we meet Eldora, her mother. And we learn about Gypsie, her twin. Her father, who recently passed away. Poor Jack, he should have left her long ago. But, I actually think this book, and the story of India, Eldora, and in a sense, Jack, Dad, and Gypsie, should be a 4.5 rating. The lesson I learned: We are influenced by the past, even the past of others, even if we don't like it or them [...]


    2. Any story that can make me miss and love and appreciate my baby boy and husband even more than I already do must touch upon some deep truths and true notes. I enjoyed the stories and characters reasonably well. It's not a masterpiece and I'm not in love with the tale, but it was a good read.


    3. This book was good, but nothing spectacular. I waffled between three and four stars for this one because it's not that it was bad or that I disliked the story because that is definitely not the case. It just lacked a certain hook. It was missing something that would have made me love it.


    4. One of Barbara (Samuel) O'Neal's older books- and one of her best! Intriguing, compelling and a good, fun read! I enjoyed all of the flashbacks to old Las Vegas, and also appreciated the road trip through New Mexico- so many beautiful and interesting things!


    5. This book was so moody and beautiful and the story was very unique. I loved the writing style. It gave the story so much atmosphere. I was attracted to this book because it had Vegas in the title and it said a road trip involving Route 66 would occur. I have traveled that road and it brought back some memories and made me want to take a road trip! It was a lot of fun to see Eldora, the mother's past unfold. It contained some old Vegas glamour and lots of drama. The main character India, the daug [...]


    6. forty year old India is a successful web designer with a large circle of friends. She has a Irish lover that she sees monthly. Eldora her widowed mother can be demanding and schizophrenic and a twin sister Gypsy who dissappers into the unknown.India's mother want to take a road trip from Colorado spring to Las Vegas in her cherished 1957 Thunderbird. India is not please to leave her work and long distance lover Jack to take her mother on a road trip down memory lane. But she promised her father [...]


    7. What I liked: Another book that shifts between characters, time and place with an interwoven plot. There was a subtle humor, an irony, that ran through this book. The scenery was painted with broad and vivid strokes that have stirred a desire to see these things.What I didn't like: If I wasn't paying attention to chapter titles, there wasn't a clear way to tell which character was telling the story or what the time frame was. The book bounced across 40 years in zigzag pattern. The characters wer [...]


    8. LADY LUCK'S MAP OF VEGASBarbara SamuelsWhen thinking of oldies but goodies and remembering Barbara Samuels I can't help but add this wonderful novel.The story of a former show girl with two grown daughters. She persuades one of her daughters to take a trip down memory lane through her past, and at the same time look for her other missing daughter. Their trip takes the old Route 66, and is filled with nostalgia for those of us who remember it fondly. The mother daughter bonding, and all the tanta [...]


    9. At first I thought the story was about a light-hearted long-distance love story with a mother - twin daughters relationship conflict thrown in until the layers and acts unfold and unravel a quest for the Mom's deep desire to be known for who she was and one daughter's quest to find out who she wants to be. All this soul-searching while they while on a road trip down Route 66 in a vintage Thunderbird to find the other twin! Interestingly, the other twin sister, who is a schizophrenic, is the onl [...]


    10. I've wanted to read this book almost since it was published, a few years ago, but was being persnickety about buying it in hardback. Then I stumbled over it at the library a few weeks ago. The heroine is dealing with a flaky mama, a twin sister with schizophrenia and a long-distance lover when Mama decides she wants to go back to Las Vegas, back where her life--and her daughters'--all started. This is very much a story of retracing steps and making connections--or re-making them, in some cases. [...]


    11. This book is set in Colorado Springs, New Mexico and Las Vegas as India and her mother take a roadtrip in search of India's sister in her mother's old Thunderbird. While the story isn't the quickest pace, and at times the characters become a little bothersome in that they are the extreme characiture of their archtypes, it is still a fun read that stirs some emotions and has an element of intrigue. The author's descriptions of Colorado Springs, both in present day and during the fifties and sixti [...]


    12. The story of a former show girl with two grown daughters. She persuades one of her daughters to take a trip down memory lane through her past, and at the same time look for her other missing daughter. Their trip takes the old Route 66, and is filled with nostalgia for those of us who remember it fondly. The mother daughter bonding, and all the tantalizing peeks into the mother's sometimes shocking past create a fantastic road trip, but more, a thoroughly fulfilling woman's book.


    13. Fun read - definitely kept my interest.Liked the storytelling style - where the mother was narrating her history as part of the book - but also in telling "her story" to her daughter.I wished she had wrapped up some of the teasers (secret language - E-Bay dress shop, etc.); that's just my personal need for closure, though!I would recommend it - definitely a book that kept me guessing and wanting to read more.


    14. This was an short and easy read about a mother and daughter as they embark on a road trip through the American southwest to find the mentally ill sister. As the story progresses, you find out more and more about the mom's secret past life in old Las Vegas. It kept my attention because i kept wanting to find out more about the mother's past.


    15. I really enjoyed this book, but can not stand the game playing in the relationships in this story. I really liked that they were following an early trip, but this time they are looking for India's twin. India discovers her mom's secret life on this road trip, because Eldora can tell it now that India's dad is dead and that India is soon to have a baby.


    16. Sure, lots of predictability, but the unique parts kept me moving right along. Loved this book.Minor spoiler:The ONLY thing I had a problem with in this story, and maybe someone can clarify: Why did they continue on to Vegas when there were so many indications that Gypsy was in the area? Why wouldn't they hang around for a few days and see if she showed up?


    17. “From the deck that makes up my collection of shames, a chard detaches itself and flutters to the floor of my memory.” Good story about a mom and daughter traveling through the west to find the daughter’s schizophrenic sister and the bonding they do on the ride. Along the way the mom unfolds her past to the daughter.


    18. Again I am so drawn into the books of Barbara Samuel. I can't even begin to speak about how much this story, this family moved me. The characters are so real and the story is so good. They will stay with me forever.


    19. I finished this book a couple nights ago. It was good. A nice heartwarming story about a mom and daughter. Life cleansing and what not from the mother and the daughter has her own issues. Pretty good.


    20. I really like this woman's writing. Something about the way she does it just draws me in, from the very beginning right to the very end.Unfortunately I have read all of the ones of hers that are at the library. Guess I will have to get them some other way!


    21. This is a painful book, but not because it is bloody, but because the pain and suffering the characters go through is so true. I really liked the characters, but was satisfied when it ended. It was an interesting story and the narrator did an excellent job.


    22. I love anything Barbara writes, but this is the best of hers that I've read so far.The setting is a character, and the rich story unfolds in layers as mother and daughter travel old Route 66 in search of their Schizophrenic sister/daughter. Uplifting and wonderful.


    23. I really enjoyed reading this book - good family dynamincs and lots of plot revelations. The character of the mom (Eudora)examines Las Vegas from the eyes of one who had been involved in the heyday of the Rat Pack. This is a good summer read.




    24. I like the characters that Barbara creates. The seem real, not a pretend person with all 100% good or bad. In this book, I really care about Eldora, India, and Gypsy.



    25. It was a pretty good book, a story of a girl in her mom driving cross country and learning stories about her mom she never knew.



    26. Fun but quirkly little book. Mother/ Daughter road trip to hell. This is where you learn there is only so much you want to know about your Mother's love life.


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