Author: Kate Hilton
Narrator: Rachel Fulginiti
Publication Date: November 24, 2020
Better Luck Next Time by Kate Hilton is a great story about a family.
Lydia Hennessey is preparing to celebrate her career. Her three daughters Mariana, Nina, and Beata are all going through difficult times. Zoe and Zack are their cousins. Better Luck Next Time starts at a difficult Christmas. During a tense conversation Zoe throws out that she is getting divorced. Mariana decides to leave her husband. Nina is not in the story as much as the other characters but her story is very impactful. Beata has a teenage son that finds out about his Dad. Beata also has been in a relationship, but hasn’t told her family about it. Better Luck Next Time is told through multiple characters’ perspectives.
Better Luck Next Time is a great book with excellent characters. I was immediately drawn to the characters and wanted to hear more about them. I really wanted everything to work out for the characters. Hilton does a great job telling all these characters’ stories in a way that makes it interesting but isn’t too much. The book encompasses a year.
Better Luck Next Time discusses many different family issues and how they affect family dynamics. Divorce, infidelity, dating apps, dating after divorce, and marriage are all discussed. A teenage boy also discovers who his Dad really is and starts to develop a relationship with him.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Rachel Fulginiti. I really enjoyed her narration and thought it added to the story.
I loved Better Luck Next Time and recommend it to anyone that likes fiction novels about families.
Thank you NetGalley and Harper Audio/Harper Collins Publishers for Better Luck Next Time.
About the Author
Before settling on fiction writing, Kate pursued careers in law, university administration, publishing, and major gift fundraising. While she rarely uses her law degree these days, she’s delighted that her English degree has turned out to be so useful.
Kate’s non-fiction writing has appeared in The National Post, Canadian Living, and The Huffington Post, on topics ranging from working motherhood to creativity to reinvention. She is also an experienced media contributor. She has appeared on Breakfast Television, CBC Early Edition, Global Morning, CTV Morning, and other local and regional shows.
Kate lives in a blended family – including a husband, two sons, a stepdaughter, and a rescue dog – in Toronto.