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Posted September 5, 2011
If you are in the mood for a light chick lit read - grab this one. It is cute and sweet and even has a message to take away. The main character Billy (yes, a female named Billy, she blames her father) is not so happily married and not so happily working as an account executive at a PR firm. She visits a therapist and then overnight her life changes and all the things she was complaining about in therapy have changed for the positive. But as she lives this new life she sees the negative amongst all the change.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I loved that she was living in her new life and it slowly unfolded that she wasn't enjoying each thing that she had wished for. As she finds out what made these changes occur, it is hilarious to watch her try to get her old life back.
A great girlie read that can be read almost in one sitting whether that be on a lounge chair by the pool or curled up by a fire in the winter. A Red Dress Ink oldie but a goodie!
Posted December 9, 2008
fabulous chick lit meets the Monkey¿s Paw
Billy (dad wanted a brawling boxer hence her first name) Rendell cannot believe that she is in her twenties and questioning how life can be so boring. Married for two years, her husband Chris has seemed to lost interest in her even out of bed. Her mom, who has never untied the umbilical cord since her father abandoned them a quarter of a century ago, has recently tightened the noose if that is possible. Finally at work, her boss Roslyn hates her, she is unable to get the promotion she covets, and Evan, the VP she flirts with sees her as a friend. --- Her therapist Blinda tells her to look inside to ascertain what she desires and gives her a jade frog that will make it come true. Chris gives the frog her full attention and mom discovers her own life. At work Billy is promoted and Evan starts flirting with her. All is perfect. So why is Billy on the top of the Sears Building tossing the jade frog away? Simple Chris is smothering her with affection, she misses mom the globetrotter, the VP job is all responsibility with no fun, and Evan has become even more tempting. --- THE NIGHT I GOT LUCKY is a fabulous deep version of chick lit meets the Monkey¿s Paw. The story line is owned by Billy as she starts lamenting that life is a boring rut, receives the frog, obtains her wishes, but hates the outcome wanting to go back to the starting line. Laura Caldwell provides a whimsical tale that showcases the sub-genre at its magically charming best. --- Harriet KlausnerWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 10, 2005
The Night I Got Lucky
Be careful what you wish for is a hackneyed phrase, but one Billy learns the truth of when she is given a jade frog by her therapist after making a few wishes. Soon, those wishes begin to come true. She is promoted suddenly, the co-worker on whom she has a crush reciprocates her feelings, and her husband becomes the ideal mate. Yet, each of these desires being fulfilled comes with a price that quickly becomes too high. Billy wants things to be the way they once were, but has no idea how to make things right when it all goes wrong. She can't even get rid of the blasted frog. ............... *** This modern day parable is told in a breezy, first person style that conveys a serious warning in a light way. ***Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 13, 2010
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Posted October 25, 2008
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