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ISBN:
0553384341
Author:
Whitney Gaskell
Category:
Humor
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bantam Discovery (October 28, 2008)
Pages:
400 pages
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1940 kb
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1304 kb
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Rating:
4.2
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Good Luck (Bantam Discovery) Mass Market Paperback – October 28, 2008. Whitney Gaskell grew up in Syracuse, New York.

Good Luck (Bantam Discovery) Mass Market Paperback – October 28, 2008. by. Whitney Gaskell (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. 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.

Whitney Gaskell (born 1972) is an American author of eight comedic novels published by Bantam Books. Whitney Gaskell was born on February 8, 1972 in Syracuse, New York. She attended Jamesville-DeWitt High School, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University in 1994.

I'm pretty sure I've other books by Whitney Gaskell before. Or at least have a few in my tbr pile.

Lucy Parker wins the lottery on the worst day of her life  . Published October 28th 2008 by Bantam Discovery (first published January 1st 2008). 0553384341 (ISBN13: 9780553384345). I'm pretty sure I've other books by Whitney Gaskell before. I'm going to go and find them sooner than later.

by Whitney Gaskell First published January 1st 2008. Good Luck (Paperback). Published October 28th 2008 by Bantam Discovery. Paperback, 385 pages. Author(s): Whitney Gaskell (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 0553384341 (ISBN13: 9780553384345).

Overwhelmed when she wins the lottery on the same day that her career derails, she discovers that her boyfriend is cheating, and she ends up in the middle of a media circus, Lucy Parker seeks refuge at the home of an old college friend in Palm Beach, where she tries to build a new life for herself, until the past catches up once.

Bantam Discovery Essay for Good Luck by Whitney Gaskell. The story of the unlucky lottery winner is what inspired my new novel, Good Luck

Bantam Discovery Essay for Good Luck by Whitney Gaskell. But I’ve probably given it more thought than most, even before I wrote my new novel, Good Luck. The story of the unlucky lottery winner is what inspired my new novel, Good Luck. The book begins with Lucy Parker getting fired from her beloved teaching job, after a student seeking revenge for a low grade falsely accuses Lucy of sexually harassing him. Her day gets even worse when she discovers her live-in boyfriend cheating on her.

Whitney Gaskell grew up in Syracuse, New York. 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. The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

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 she's courted by two men who don’t 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—but just as she’s ready to cash it all in, fate has one last surprise in store for her…one that will show her exactly what she’s worth.
  • Nalme
This book was light and fun but was not entirely without substance. The book begins on the worst day of the main character's life. Lucy is fired from her job, her car breaks down, her long-term relationship ends.....everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. On her way home, she buys a lottery ticket and ends up winning $87M. This sets off a series of events that will change Lucy's life forever (for better or worse). Lucy is a great character, interesting and complex and real. I enjoyed watching her navigate her way through the many trials and tribulations that follow her lottery winnings. Although many of her friends and family can't imagine how life could be difficult after winning the lottery, Lucy realizes that it will take more than money to turn her life around.
  • skriper
Lucy Parker thought this day couldn't get any worse. After losing her job as a high school teacher due to allegations of an affair with student, her put upon car breaks downs, and she arrives home early to find her fiance in bed with another woman. When she wakes up the next morning, she discovers that she holds the winning lottery ticket worth $87 million. She'd prefer to keep the whole thing quiet, but a reporter out for a torrid story breaks the silence and her life his torn upside down, particularly when the ugly allegations about her job come to light and she is dubbed the "lottery seductress" by the press. People start coming out of the woodwork and she doesn't know who to trust. At the insistence of college pal Hayden, she heads to Palm Beach and changes her appearance to live down the infamy of her newfound fame. Back on the dating scene, she soon discovers that you have to be careful who you trust and that appearances and pre-conceptions can be deceiving.

Gaskell's lottery drama was such a fun story. The writing is so engaging that I read it in a single day. Interweaving secondary characters like proud best friend Maisie, two potential suitors, and a horrid bridezilla sister into the story, Gaskell makes it more than a one note plot.

© Tracy Vest, December 2008
  • Not-the-Same
I bought this book because I enjoyed Table for Seven very much and wanted to read other books by this author. If there is a literary character dumber than Lucy, I hope never to meet him or her.
  • Anarius
This is the second novel I've read by Whitney Gaskell, the first being "Mommy Tracked", and I loved it just as much as the first. She is a fun, easy-to-read author. As a mom to four young children, I love to read but have a hard time squeezing it in to my busy schedule. Gaskell's novels are the perfect because they are page turners. I couldn't put this book down. Her characters are fun and real. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants a quick fun escape from reality. Gaskell's "Good Luck" simply put is a great read!
  • Insanity
I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit hesitant about purchasing "Good Luck" since I was unfamiliar with the author. Now I am planning to purchase her other books as well. This book was funny and the characters were believable. I found myself wishing that I were Lucy.
  • HelloBoB:D
I really liked how almost everyone related differently to Lucy after she won the lottery. Even with close friends and family it took time for them to come to terms with Lucy as a wealthy woman rather than a middle class teacher.
  • Watikalate
Quick and easy read. Wish it had more depth but overall it's a good chick lit book.
I absolutely loved this book, I read it in one day, could NOT put it down! You will fall in love with Lucy and truly sympathize with her during her worst day ever turned into the best day of her life! Two thumbs up!