Pretty Woman

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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, ...

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rotund Rosie Bliss, Nee Gardener, Is Miserable. She Has Known All Along That Her Husband Married Her For Her Money She Runs A Successful Mail-order Business, Nature's Decorations But She Has Always Lacked The Courage To Do Anything About It. She Even Lost Her Best Friend And Business Partner, Vickie, Over The Truth. In A Rare Show Of Spine, Rosie Throws Out The Sorry Kent When He Misses Their Third Anniversary Dinner. Kent Isn't Sorry To Leave (you're Nothing But A Fat Pig With Big Feet), But He Slinks Back The Next Day When He Discovers That Rosie Has Won The Lottery A $302 Million Jackpot. As She Fights To Keep Kent's Hands Off Her Windfall And Resolves To Become The Pretty Woman He Never Saw In Her, Rosie Is Cheered On By Wonderful Trainer Jack Silver, Housekeeper Luna Mae, And Vickie, With Whom Rosie Renews Her Friendship. Kent Schemes Alternately To Get Rosie Back And To Steal From Her, But Ends By Almost Believably Growing Up, Even Seeing Her Transformation As An Inspiration For His Own Necessary Changes. Rosie, However, Isn't Waiting Around For Him. The Concluding Triathlon, In Which Michaels's Likable Heroine Shows Her Stuff, Is A Strong Finish To A Frothy Read. (apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Author : Fern Michaels

Publisher : Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group

Published Year : 2006

Edition : Reprint

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages

Dimensions : 4.10 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

ISBN : 0743483502

ISBN13 : 9780743483506

Overview :

In Fern Michaels's extraordinary, inspiring New York Times bestseller, an overweight woman sets out to improve her life by losing fifty-five pounds — and ends up changing much more than her dress size!

Rosie Gardener fell under the spell of handsome Kent Bliss, and not even her best friend Vickie could persuade her that her fiancé was a two-timing cad. Now it's her third wedding anniversary, and Rosie, fed up with Kent's mistreatment, realizes her estranged best friend was right. But the day after kicking Kent out and beginning a diet and exercise regime, Rosie experiences another life-changing event: she wins $302 million in the Wonderball lottery. Now with Kent lurking in the shadows to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more than ever. As she works out under the eye of sexy personal trainer Jack Silver, a stronger new Rosie emerges — a woman who wants to learn to trust love once again. Can she keep her vow not to be stopped by Kent's bitterness and her own self-doubts and jump into life with a passion she didn't know she possessed?