On this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks to Rachael Lippincott all about her solo debut The Lucky List which is described as a “gripping new romance, a captivating, heartfelt love story about learning who you are, and who you love, when the person you’ve always shared yourself with is gone. Perfect for fans of The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”
Here’s the summary…
Emily and her mum were always lucky.
But Emily’s mum’s luck ran out three years ago when she succumbed to cancer, and nothing has felt right since.
Now, the summer before her senior year, things are worse than ever – Emily has wrecked things with her boyfriend, Matt, and her dad is selling the house she grew up in and giving her mum’s belongings away. The only person she has to talk to is Blake, a girl she barely knows since she and her dad moved back to town five seconds ago.
But that’s when Emily finds the list – her mum’s senior year summer bucket list – buried in the back of her closet. When Blake suggests that Emily take it on as a challenge, the two set off on a journey to tick each box and help Emily face her fears over losing her connection to her mum. As she starts to feel closer to her mother, so too does Emily’s bond with Blake deepen into something she wasn’t expecting.
And suddenly Emily must face another fear: accepting the secret part of herself she never got a chance to share with the person who knew her best.
The Lucky List is most definitely a plucky fun Sapphic romance that follows Emily as her life is turned upside down when an old friend returns to town, all that is true. But what’s also true is that The Lucky List takes an honest and thoughtful approach to grief and loss, and how to never take for granted having those you love in your life.
Steve and Rachael talk about a funny Goodreads review, international book blurbs, the fact that Rachael and her wife are doing their own lucky list, the book of course, and much, much more.
The Lucky List is out now, to order a copy click HERE!