Getting Lucky Book Summary and Study Guide

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Bantam, Sep 2001, 6.50, 363 pp.
ISBN: 0553582321

    Perhaps it was the death of his beloved grandmother two months ago that is the impetus for wild Ben Foster to meet his daughter in Bethlehem, New York. Thirteen years ago, Berry told Ben she was pregnant. He did what was taught to him by his parents and left, never looking back. Over the years his beloved grandmother who always was there for him wanted to meet her great-granddaughter, but now it is too late and Ben feels regret for never accommodating her. Ben wants to become part of Alanna Marie Dalton's life to at least give her a family heirloom, a locket, deserve, but has no idea how to start getting friendly with a twelve year old he has never met.
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    Ben takes a job repairing the new home of 24/7 businesswoman Lynda Barone. Surprisingly, the drifter and the workaholic begin to fall in love, but neither wants anything permanent or do they? He struggles with his fears as to how Alanna will react to her biological father entering her life for the first time.

    Best selling author Marilyn Pappano returns to Bethlehem where she provides her audience with a strong romantic relationship drama. The story line captivates the audience as two total opposites fall in love though both realizes they have no future together. Ben's added woes over his preadolescent daughter adds realistic depth and is not neatly baked into a warm pie. Fans of contemporary tales starring multi-layered individuals struggling with complicated issues will appreciate GETTING LUCKY.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Making a living subplot    -   Yes Making a living:    -   office romance among coworkers Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   (general) search for identity/new understanding Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   business executive Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   business executive


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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