I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
Published by Delacorte Press on May 2nd 2017
Source: Blogging for Books
Let luck find you.
Alice doesn’t believe in luck—at least, not the good kind. But she does believe in love, and for some time now, she’s been pining for her best friend, Teddy. On his eighteenth birthday—just when it seems they might be on the brink of something—she buys him a lottery ticket on a lark. To their astonishment, he wins $140 million, and in an instant, everything changes.
At first, it seems like a dream come true, especially since the two of them are no strangers to misfortune. As a kid, Alice won the worst kind of lottery possible when her parents died just over a year apart from each other. And Teddy’s father abandoned his family not long after that, leaving them to grapple with his gambling debts. Through it all, Teddy and Alice have leaned on each other. But now, as they negotiate the ripple effects of Teddy’s newfound wealth, a gulf opens between them. And soon, the money starts to feel like more of a curse than a windfall.
As they try to find their way back to each other, Alice learns more about herself than she ever could have imagined…and about the unexpected ways in which luck and love sometimes intersect.
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith is written very lovely. Smith brings her readers beautiful conversations that make your heart break. This book deals with loss, death, and poverty. I found myself having a hard time with this because there is so much selfishness. The story just seemed to drag on. Windfall was not the book for me.