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Good Luck

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Publisher Comments:

Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life. But can all the money in the world make up for a cheating boyfriend, a derailed career, and ending up in the middle of a media circus? Everyone wants a piece of Lucy…and all she wants is to escape from it all.

After life as she knows it falls apart, Lucy heads off to Palm Beach to hide out at the home of an old college friend. There, living in a tropical paradise of millionaires, Lucy acquires a new hair color, a new social set, and enough anonymity to put her notoriety behind her. Soon shes courted by two men who dont know her history. But just as Lucy begins to envision a new life for herself, the past catches up with her. Lucy would give up every penny to have her old life back—as soon as shes ready to cash it all in, fate has one last surprise in store for her…one that will show her exactly what shes worth.

Review:

"Prep school English teacher Lucy Parker is having a rough day in Gaskell's disappointing latest: she's fired after a student lodges a bogus sexual harassment complaint against her, then goes home to find her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman. Gaskell tweaks this tired setup with the day's third lightning bolt: Lucy wins $87 million in the lottery. Soon, the press is banging down her door to try to get an interview with the 'Lottery Seductress,' and her family and friends see her as a brand-new piggy bank. Overwhelmed, she runs off with an old friend to Palm Beach, where she becomes one of the indolent rich. Sadly, this frothy wish-fulfillment fantasy is undercut by Lucy's haplessness; she seems all but incapable of making good decisions, and certain characters' deviousness is so obvious it's tough to imagine Lucy not realizing she's being taken advantage of. The ending is, naturally, happy for Lucy, and those who wronged her feel sufficiently bad about it, but her vindication is just as much dumb luck as the lottery win was." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Whitney Gaskell grew up in Syracuse, New York. A graduate of Tulane Law School, she worked for several years as a reluctant lawyer before writing her first novel, Pushing 30, followed by True Love (and Other Lies); She, Myself & I; Testing Kate, and Mommy Tracked. She lives in Stuart, Florida, with her husband and son.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553591514
Author:
Gaskell, Whitney
Publisher:
Bantam Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Self-actualization (psychology)
Subject:
Life change events
Subject:
Lottery winners
Subject:
Chick lit
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Bantam Discovery
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
6.80x4.10x1.20 in. .40 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Prep school English teacher Lucy Parker is having a rough day in Gaskell's disappointing latest: she's fired after a student lodges a bogus sexual harassment complaint against her, then goes home to find her live-in boyfriend in bed with another woman. Gaskell tweaks this tired setup with the day's third lightning bolt: Lucy wins $87 million in the lottery. Soon, the press is banging down her door to try to get an interview with the 'Lottery Seductress,' and her family and friends see her as a brand-new piggy bank. Overwhelmed, she runs off with an old friend to Palm Beach, where she becomes one of the indolent rich. Sadly, this frothy wish-fulfillment fantasy is undercut by Lucy's haplessness; she seems all but incapable of making good decisions, and certain characters' deviousness is so obvious it's tough to imagine Lucy not realizing she's being taken advantage of. The ending is, naturally, happy for Lucy, and those who wronged her feel sufficiently bad about it, but her vindication is just as much dumb luck as the lottery win was." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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