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Pot of Gold

3.42 of 5 stars 3.42  ·  rating details  ·  423 ratings  ·  24 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 655 pages
Published December 31st 1993 by Wheeler Publishing (first published October 1st 1993)
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Winning $60 million in the lottery could be the ultimate American dream. And Claire spends it fast and furious like most lottery winners, which is fine except she never really seemed to grasp the absurdity of her decisions. One her first decisions was letting a homeless woman con her way into her home and life. And when given the option of going anywhere in the world, money is obviously not an issue, she chooses an Alaskan cruise. Nothing against Alaska, I’d like to take a cruise there someday m ...more
Jamie Casey
Claire Goddard- a very poor single mother, wins the lottery of sixty million dollars. She quits her job and takes her daughter Emma on a shopping spree and an Alaskan cruise. On the cruise they meet Quentin and Brix Eiger, two worldly men whose lives are intermingled with sex, drugs and money. As Emma falls more in love with Brix, Claire realizes how she was being manipulated by Quentin, she gives the relationship up to try to save Emma. What Claire and Emma learn is there are some things in lif ...more
This is an interesting story of how your life can change after winning the lottery. Single mother Claire hits the jackpot on the same day her daughter graduates from high school, and the book follows them through the next several months as they get used to the new found wealth and take a look at what is really important in life. At the beginning, I thought it was a bit stiff and predictable, but as the book went along and you got to see more of the relationships developing, it got more interesti ...more
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Claire's biggest problem isn't managing her lottery winnings, but dealing with rich parasites who want to prey on her and lure in her gorgeous, underage daughter with fame, fashion and drugs.

The protagonist is a 34-year-old introvert who isn’t particularly stunning or take-charge, but deals with the dramatic changes in her life anyway. I liked that a lot. These days, books claiming to be about introverts almost always turn out to be about extroverts having a couple of quiet day
Makes you wonder what you would do if you won the lottery.
Mary Riley
Be careful what you wish for! Very engaging read.
Venkataraman Kumbakonam S.
This is an interesting novel that begins with good news and ends in a happy note, though in the middle there are enough terrible and pleasant events. The effects of sudden inflow of money through lottery have been dealt with in a realistic manner.

Good pastime reading material.
Roma Del
I really enjoyed this book. t really shows how your true friends are your true friends regardless of what happens to you. They do not look at you differently because you won alot of money. To them you still are their friend
If you want a nice easy comfort book, read this one. Very fun and simple entertainment. Does having money, lots of money, make life better or worse? Does it complicate an ordinary life? How would you change?
Yeah, I know this book is beneath me. But hey ... it was in the house, I needed something to read. My grandmother read jillions of these paperback romances, and a bunch of them came home with me. I couldn't help myself.
Charmagne Mckinney
Great book about a woman winning the lottery and her whole life changing. Sometimes it does become a bit too philosphical about gender roles but overall a good book, kept me interested the entire time.
This book is NOT exactly the genre I opt for. I think I stole it from my mom during a particularly boring trip to Melbourne. But it has all the basics: money, coke, sluts, how can you go wrong? :)
And this was the last Judith Michael that I tried to read. The quality of their writing had just gone too far downhill.
Interesting take on what to do when you win the lottery! Good read, though, with well developed relationships and twists.
Kathy Chung
Read this book the second time today and its as good as ever. Some books are worth to be read again and again
I thought it was an excellant book .... keeps you dreaming
Tara Prinsep
Thought it was fast reading with a good plot.
Gabriela Camacho
The best book i have ever read!
hmmm...would not recommend
Read in 1993.
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