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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,393 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fern Michaels Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442343177
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Rosie Gardener and Vickie Winters were best friends, closer than sisters. Svelte and single Vickie only wanted the best for her friend--and she couldn't stay quiet when Rosie, overweight and unable to see her own worth, fell under the spell of Kent Bliss, a two-timing cad. The night before Rosie's wedding was the last time Vickie spoke to her—to warn her about Kent's true nature.

   

On her third wedding anniversary, Rosie realizes Vickie was right--and that the Porsche and other indulgences were her attempts to buy the love of a man who only cared about himself. Fed up with his mistreatment, she vows to change her life--by kicking him out. The next day, she begins a diet and exercise regime. But more life-changing news awaits: Rosie has the single winning ticket in the Wonderball lottery--and she's won $302 million.

With Kent ready to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more than ever. When Vickie returns to Savannah, Rosie learns the power of forgiveness. As she loses weight and works out under the eye of sexy personal trainer Jack Silver, a new Rosie emerges. This pretty woman is making a fresh start, and no one's greed or bitterness will stop her from jumping into life and love with a passion she didn't know she possessed.

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  • “Fern Michaels Shines!”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Fern Michaels' characters are real and endearing, her prose so natural that it seems you are witnessing the story rather than reading about it.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • A New York Times Bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa Helsel | 2/15/2014

    " This was the first book I read of Fern Michaels and I throughly, enjoyed it. A cunning romance to the start. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Genevieve | 2/8/2014

    " Little romance, little woman breaking free from her unhappy marriage and life as a fatty. Quick read, satisfying ending. She ends up kicking her husband out and that very day wins a lottery worth $302 Million. "

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    " This is an excellent book "

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    " This was an awesome book about the ability of a woman to make over her life after a scumbag of a man leaves her. She loses 55 pounds, runs in a triathalon, and learns how to be graceful under pressure. A definite feel-good book! "

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    " The plot of this novel was very predictable and the characters were flat. I just could not bring myself to really care about what happened to them and the writing was a little cheesy. Not my favourite. "

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    " I loved this book, Fern Michaels always writes about strong women and I love that. "

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    " A great book for a lazy sunday escape to another world. Its got everything I like, a love story, a little mystery, and women who make things happen! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marlyn | 12/30/2013

    " A nice relaxing read. I picture Rosie and Vickie looking like Fern herself, someone you would like to know with no pretension. I didn't care for the spooky part with the swing and I didn't care for the reward that Kent ended up with at the end because it seemed evil was rewarded. "

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    " While it did kind of drag on, I really loved this book. It's for any woman who has ever felt not good enough, fat, you name it. I love it. "

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    " Cute & very predictable. "

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 11/20/2011

    " Extremely predictable. Too girly and unrealistic (even for a romance). The changes the characters made were too drastic and they laid flat on the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracy L. | 6/27/2011

    " A touching story of a woman marrying the wrong man for her.Her best friend trying to prevent the marriage from happening, and how she comes to realize after a couple of years of marriage, how he best friend was right. "

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    " I really loved Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels. It was one of those books that from the first page I thought to myself, "Ah, so nice." I read it all today, too! 1/2 an hour at lunch and an hour at the gym and an hour or two at home. Lovely!! I'll definitely be looking up Michaels's other writings. "

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About the Author
Author Fern Michaels

Fern Michaels (a.k.a. Mary Ruth Kuczkir) is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of romance and thriller novels, including Hey, Good Looking; Pretty Woman; The Nosy Neighbor; The Real Deal; and many others. There are more than seventy million copies of her books in print.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.