Five Fortunes

Five Fortunes

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by Beth Gutcheon
     
 

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Witty, wise, and hope-filled, Five Fortunes is a large-hearted tale of five vivid and unforgettable women who know where they've been but have no idea where they're going. A lively octogenarian, a private investigator, a mother and daughter with an unresolved past, and a recently widowed politician's wife share little else except a thirst for new…  See more details below

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Witty, wise, and hope-filled, Five Fortunes is a large-hearted tale of five vivid and unforgettable women who know where they've been but have no idea where they're going. A lively octogenarian, a private investigator, a mother and daughter with an unresolved past, and a recently widowed politician's wife share little else except a thirst for new dreams, but after a week at the luxurious health spa known as "Fat Chance" their lives will be intertwined in ways they couldn't have imagined. At a place where doctors, lawyers, spoiled housewives, movie stars, and captains of industry are stripped of the social markers that keep them from really seeing one another, unexpected friendships emerge, reminding us of the close links between the rich and the poor, fortune and misfortune, and the magic of chance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061909948
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
04/14/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
184,609
File size:
591 KB

Meet the Author

Beth Gutcheon is the critically acclaimed author of eight previous novels: The New Girls, Still Missing, Domestic Pleasures, Saying Grace, Five Fortunes, More Than You Know, Leeway Cottage, and Good-bye and Amen. She is the writer of several film scripts, including the Academy-Award nominee The Children of Theatre Street. She lives in New York City.

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Five Fortunes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was just interested enough in the characters that I wanted to find out how everything ended. I actually now kind of wish I'd gone ahead and moved on to something else instead. So many scenes and characters could have...should have...been more fully developed. The wasted potential of this novel makes me very sad and disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed More Than You Know by Beth Gutcheon, it is one of my absolute favorite books. Based on the fact that I enjoyed that book so much and after reading the reviews for Five Fortunes I had extremely high hopes for this one. I was seriously disappointed with Five Fortunes though and I really wanted to abandon this book before finishing. The charachters are ridiculous and the story lines are so cheesy and unbelievable. They're not even entertaining. There is a weak attempt at a ra-ra girl power theme, but it comes across as an absolute joke. I would definitely not recommend this one...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
What a winderful time I had reading this book. Thank you Ms. Gutcheon! I am recommending this to my bookclub and I know they will love it as I have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cannot even begin to tell you how many times I have read this book! I love that each time I read it I am reminded of the awesome bond between friends, not to mention what a little WOMAN power will get! I seriously enjoyed this read and have made it summer tradition for the past four years!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. The characters were great. I laughed a lot and came close to tears at certain points. The story was very well written. If you love reading, read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although this wasn't the best written book I've ever read, I'd have to say it was great. There is a feeling of happiness and friendship that runs through this book. Basically, I think it's a feel good book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book started out strong but once they left the fat farm...the story and character plotlines fizzled. The author annoyingly jumped from character to character each chapter for no good reason. For this reason I couldn't get intersted enough to enjoy even one character. I could hardly believe the friendships they supposedly made because it was never developed! I had to force myself to finish this book.