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Lotto Lucy (The James Bay Novels, #3) [Kindle Edition]

Kathleen Irene Paterka
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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When James Bay journalist Lucy Carter wins the lottery, good fortune seems guaranteed. But even $70 million in cold hard cash can’t help Lucy when it comes to dealing with some cold hard facts. No amount of money will buy back Grandma's mind nor buy Lucy a reprieve from a strained mother/daughter relationship.

After a twenty year absence, Lila’s suddenly back in town. Lila says she’s moved to James Bay to keep an eye out for her daughter Lucy… or is it Lucy's money that Lila has her eye on instead? When an auto accident forces mother and daughter together to live under one roof, even a luxurious 4,000 square foot condo seems like a tiny bungalow, and Lucy suddenly has her hands full with a whole new set of problems she never expected.


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"An AWESOME read. The characters came alive all through the book. When done reading you try to remember this is not a true story....It did not really happen!!! REALITY CHECK! I did not put the book down until finished.. " ~ Amazon reader
"Paterka writes great characters and definitely knows how to capture a good conversation." ~ Meg, A Bookish Affair 

About the Author

Kathleen Irene Paterka has never won the lottery, except when it comes to life and love. She is the author of numerous novels which embrace universal themes of home, family life and love, including FATTY PATTY and HOME FIRES, part of the Women's Fiction series, "The James Bay Novels". Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE, published in 2012. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband Steve live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Kathleen loves hearing from readers. You can contact her via her website at http://www.kathleenirenepaterka.com or follow her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KathleenIrenePaterka.

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  • File Size: 1032 KB
  • Print Length: 428 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0985512164
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A0J9JKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #399,345 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying Main Character July 21, 2013
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If I were to hit $70 million in the lottery and only take my best friend out to dinner to celebrate, then I wouldn't deserve friends. I forced myself to reach the book to the very end to find out if Lucy came to her senses and helped her best friend out financially instead of lecturing her on how to get a better handle on her finances. Seriously?? She was a very unlikable, naive character. If her character was much more generous, i probably would have liked the book a whole lot better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fine Romance! February 1, 2013
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"Lotto Lucy" is the third book in the James Bay novels. I've reviewed the first two books and while one was okay for me (Fatty Patty) and one I really liked (Home Fires) but out of the three novels, I think that I liked "Lotto Lucy" the best. While this book is also a romance like the previous two books, it has a lot more than just a good romantic story going for it.

A famous modern day philosopher once said "Mo money, mo problems." That philosopher was of course named The Notorious B.I.G and as Lucy finds out in "Lotto Lucy," he may have been on to something. Even though Lucy makes some major mistakes after she wins the lottery, she is still a really endearing character. She means well and half the time, she doesn't seem to realize that what she's doing is hurting some people. In the end, she learns a really good lesson and you can see that she really means well. She eventually realizes that she's changing for the worse and decides to mend her ways. I liked following her journey. I also really liked the love story between Lucy and Max. They both go into the relationship a little deceptive towards each other but eventually they realize that honesty is the best policy.

I continued to really like Paterka's writing in this book as I did in the other two books. These books definitely have good stories. They are definitely fun and great for when you are looking for a book to get lost in. She writes great characters and definitely knows how to capture a good conversation. I can't wait to see where the James Bay novels go. I really liked that in this book, we get a glimpse of some of the great characters from "Home Fires" and "Fatty Patty" and what happens to them after their books ended.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars LOTTO LUCY February 9, 2013
By Pat
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Found this book okay to read, though some words could have been ommitted (any cursing is unnecessary) and this would be a book I might share with my granddaughter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable February 16, 2014
By J Adams
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I just finished Lotto Lucy. The book keeps your interest and you want to find out what Lucy will do with her winnings. I like how she has so many characters throughout the book and you want to know how each one will contribute to Lucy's life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars lotto lucy hilarious January 29, 2014
By linda
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yes i would recommend this book highly, it was a lot of fun to read and a page turner (or i should say kindle turner !!)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read. January 28, 2014
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The book was fun to read. There was just enough romance, and showed that you shouldn't judge people without knowing their circumstances. So true that money does not buy happiness, but can do wonderful things when used wisely. I laughed, sighed, shook my head , and cheered Lucy on as she learned the lessons she needed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cute story June 26, 2013
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Cute story, enjoyable, easy read. perfect for my before bed ritual of reading something light that doesn't require much thought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book with a message May 4, 2013
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I loved this book. Lucy is "every woman"... well, "every woman" who has ever won the lottery and then didn't have a clue what to do next. Despite some wrong turns and missteps, Lucy uses the win as a learning experience to better her life -- and not just monetarily. An awesome, fun read.
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More About the Author

Kathleen Irene Paterka is an Amazon Bestselling Author of Women's Fiction. Her newest women's fiction novel, THE OTHER WIFE, was released February of 2015. Her popular James Bay series, set in Northern Michigan, includes: FATTY PATTY, HOME FIRES, LOTTO LUCY and FOR I HAVE SINNED. Love weddings? Pick up a copy of her novel ROYAL SECRETS for a fascinating glimpse into the world of royalty, romance and brides, brides, and brides! Kathleen is the resident staff writer for Castle Farms, a world renowned castle listed on the National Historic Register, and co-author of the non-fiction book FOR THE LOVE OF A CASTLE. Having lived and studied abroad, Kathleen's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University. She and her husband live in the beautiful north country of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Kathleen loves hearing from readers!

Contact her via her website at http://www.kathleenirenepaterka.com

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