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Winning the lottery: $70 million


Mending family relationships: Priceless


When James Bay journalist Lucy Carter wins the lottery, good fortune seemsguaranteed. But even $70 million in cold hard cash can’t help Lucy when it comes todealing with some cold hard facts. No amount of money will buy back Grandma’smind 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 toJames Bay to keep an eye out for her daughter Lucy… or is it Lucy’s money that Lilahas her eye on instead? When an auto accident forces mother and daughter togetherto live under one roof, even a luxurious 4,000 square foot condo seems like a tinybungalow, and Lucy suddenly has her hands full with a whole new set of problemsshe never expected.

Lotto Lucy

"Joyous, just simply joyous."

~Amazon Reviewer

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Critical Acclaim

“… I was hooked from the very beginning. Highly recommended!”

Geeky Girl Book Review

“I continue to really like Paterka's writing. (Her) books 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.”

A Bookish Affair

“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.”

Amazon Reviewer

“Joyous, just simply joyous.”

Amazon Reviewer