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Jackpot Summer - chaos arises after a family's Powerball win.

The Jacobson family seemed to have it all. Leo and wife Sylvia raised their four children in Westfield, New Jersey with love and lots of support. A beach house on the Jersey Shore (Beach Haven, LBI) provided the perfect summer getaway. But Sylvia fell ill and passed away and Leo decided to move to Boca Raton, Florida. Their now grown-up children needed to help go through the contents of the beach house and prepare it for its sale. Noah, the youngest brother, went out to purchase a lottery ticket and sisters Laura and Sophie happily joined in for their chance at the multi-million-dollar Powerball prize. Oldest brother Matthew, an attorney and the most successful of the siblings, wanted no part of the silliness citing the odds against winning. When it turns out that the three Jacobsons had a winning ticket, their good luck appears to be short-lived. Each family member is impacted by their sudden wealth and the normal issues they've been experiencing in life become magnified. Without the guidance from their wise mother, the family needs to find a way to pull together. Will they realize that their family bond is their most valuable asset?

Author Elyssa Friedland writes enjoyable contemporary novels that are so relatable. I fully connected with Jackpot Summer (although I have never played the lottery). Friedland deals with the messiness of family dynamics in a way that is both heartwarming and very funny. A perfect book to head to the beach with.

Many thanks to Berkley Books for the advance copy. 

Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars.

Contemporary Fiction.

Publication Date: June 11, 2024.

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