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Pot of Gold

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  459 Ratings  ·  26 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
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Published June 18th 1995 by Random House Value Publishing (first published October 1st 1993)
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Dec 05, 2012 Stacy rated it it was ok
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
Jul 08, 2013 Jamie Casey rated it really liked it
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
Sep 21, 2013 Megan rated it liked it
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
Dec 15, 2011 Candice rated it really liked it
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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
Jan 13, 2016 Dlittle rated it liked it
woman wins the lottery and learns how to be wealthy and fall in love
Nov 19, 2014 Lesa rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Makes you wonder what you would do if you won the lottery.
Dec 28, 2015 Eileen rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book about the value of conscience.
Jan 27, 2016 Dawn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Good
Diana Kolovos
Jul 18, 2015 Diana Kolovos rated it liked it
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
Aug 11, 2011 Caroline rated it liked it
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?
Nov 25, 2008 Jamie rated it it was ok
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
Sep 19, 2012 Charmagne Mckinney rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 27, 2009 Hope rated it liked it
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? :)
Jun 22, 2009 Barbara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
And this was the last Judith Michael that I tried to read. The quality of their writing had just gone too far downhill.
Apr 04, 2011 Marissa rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
Interesting take on what to do when you win the lottery! Good read, though, with well developed relationships and twists.
Kathy Chung
Apr 11, 2011 Kathy Chung rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense
Read this book the second time today and its as good as ever. Some books are worth to be read again and again
Jan 22, 2011 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I thought it was an excellant book .... keeps you dreaming
Mary Riley
Feb 27, 2016 Mary Riley rated it liked it
Be careful what you wish for! Very engaging read.
Gabriela Camacho
Jul 11, 2013 Gabriela Camacho rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The best book i have ever read!
Feb 22, 2009 Roz rated it did not like it
hmmm...would not recommend
Oct 13, 2008 Tuksy rated it liked it
ok not a bad read
Read in 1993.
Amy Medeiros
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Judith Michael is the pen name of husband/wife team Judith Barnard (b. 1934) and Michael Fain (b. 1937).
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