Pot of Gold

Pot of Gold

A Novel

Book - 1993
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When modest single mother Claire Goddard wins $60 million in the lottery, her life changes in ways she cannot even begin to imagine

Blackwell North Amer
In this sensational new novel, Judith Michael takes one of our most universal fantasies and spins it into glorious, spellbinding reality.
Claire Goddard is thirty-four years old, of modest means and looks. She has raised her teenage daughter, Emma, by herself, working as a designer, but without the confidence or means to fully realize her talent. Her only indulgence, once a week, is buying a lottery ticket. Then, one week, she wins sixty million dollars.
Overnight everything changes. She quits her job, indulges in the shopping spree of a lifetime - new house, new clothes, new car, new hairstyle and makeup - and then treats herself and Emma to a celebratory cruise in Alaska. There they meet Quentin and Brix Eiger. Handsome, glamorous, a wealthy entrepreneur, Quentin sweeps Claire into his fast-lane fashionable world, while his temperamental son, Brix, engages Emma in her first love affair.
Suddenly Claire and Emma are living in the glittering, colorful world of wealth and power. But inside the rainbow, all is not what it seems - Brix persuades Emma to choose a modeling job over college, and has seduced her into his dangerous round of fashion, sex, and drugs. And as Claire discovers a shallowness and predatory drive in Quentin that has been disguised by his manipulative charm, she realizes that his world is in no way superior to hers and that in buying a new life she is losing touch with everything that has always meant the most to her - her daughter, her friends, her work, her sense of home. But Quentin will not let Claire go easily: he and Brix have their own plans for the Goddard women. And when another man, more open and idealistic, more real than Quentin, enters Claire's life, she discovers what she always possessed but never fully recognized - an ability to love deeply and to protect those she loves - strengths and inner resources more valuable than any pot of gold.
Judith Michael creates a world as fabulous as a glossy dream, as exciting as a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, but as real as everyday life. This is the most compelling, most complex, most exciting Judith Michael novel yet.

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When modest single mother Claire Goddard wins $60 million in the lottery, her life changes in ways she cannot even begin to imagine. 300,000 first printing. Major ad/promo. Lit Guild & Doubleday Main. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Poseidon Press, c1993.
Edition: Large print book club ed.
ISBN: 9780671707040
Branch Call Number: Lt MIC
Characteristics: 881 p. (large print) ; 22 cm.


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