Fate and Ms. Fortune
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Published by: Avon (HarperCollins)
Release Date: August 8, 2006
When Destiny Called, She Pressed One for More Options…
If your name was Robyn Fortune, wouldn’t you expect the streets to be paved with gold? Or at least paved? Not so for this 33- year old make-up artist/ stand-up comic from Fair Lawn, New Jersey. Ever since meeting, marrying and divorcing David Fortune, life has been one, long rocky road, with not a single sign pointing to either fame or fortune. Only she’s not laughing.
Her ex’s gambling debts left her teetering on bankruptcy. Her bi-polar boss at “Daybreak” is about to can her. And over at Hotel Marriage, Robyn wonders if she’ll ever check-in again, while her sexually bored mother, Sheila Holtz, is threatening to check out.
Fate & Ms. Fortune is about family and commitment, and the need for shared responsibility to keep it whole. It’s about rebuilding life after the foundation has cracked and about finding love when it doesn’t seem to be on the map. But mostly it’s about realizing that when fate knocks, answer the damn door.
“This is the third book I’ve read by the ever witty Saralee Rosenberg. Every book has been a home run, although dealing with different issues. A delightfully witty creation, “Fate and Ms. Fortune” deals with marital discord and compulsive gambling, generously sprinkled with the ever present humorous and zany perceptions of the author. Why are her books so appealing? I believe it is because her character development is real and palpable, and her plots are sufficiently convoluted to keep the pages turning. Meanwhile, she delves into supernatural issues, in an entertaining manner. Hope she can write them as quickly as I can read them!"
"Humor and romance at its best! Robyn Fortune has had a rough year. Her ex-husband bankrupted them both and is in jail. She hasn’t been laid in a while and her mom has decided to leave her father and move in with her. Oh and she’s a stand up comedian, who’s day job is a professional makeup artist to a beloved television presenter, who’s a real nightmare in real life… I loved this book. I laughed out loud constantly and was rooting for both Kenny and Robyn. I loved how Sheila, Robyn’s mom took over Robyn’s life, and how as frustrated as Robyn got, she never went after her mother with both barrels blazing… This book had comedy, romance, drama, and even some supernatural aspects. This is my first read by Saralee Rosenberg, and I will definitely check out her other titles. Happy reading!" 🙂
"EXCELLENT STORY!!! I bought this book on a whim, about to jump on a flight to Florida and Saralee just so happened to be selling her books in front of my gate. She said it would be a funny love story. I expected it to just keep me busy on the flight, not the entire weekend! I loved this book and can’t wait to read more of Saralee Rosenberg.”