Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
My review: 4 of 5 stars
What if you bought your best friend and love of your life a lottery ticket? What if they won the jackpot? That’s the exciting premise of the book Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith. Windfall is sweet and heartfelt with authentic characters and believable emotions. It contains tension, humor, romance and friendship. The author captures the emotional turmoil of the protagonist, Alice, quite well. At first I was not a fan of Alice’s friend and love interest, Teddy. I found myself rooting for the other guy. Then Teddy grew and changed for the better, so I was pleased when Alice and Teddy got their happily-ever-after. In many ways, Windfall is like a fairy tale.
“What I know is this: Numbers are shifty things. They rarely tell the whole story” (p. 5).
“The things I want most in the world can’t be bought with money” (p. 59).
“There’s a space between forgetting and moving on, and it’s not easy to find” (p. 357).