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Five Fortunes
Five Fortunes
Author: Beth Gutcheon
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060929954
ISBN-10: 0060929952
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 47 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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csa avatar reviewed Five Fortunes on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
A book to bring to the beach. Light and a good insight into some interesting characters.
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Helpful Score: 4
A best-friend feel-good book. You will laugh and cry.
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Helpful Score: 4
If you like Beth Gutcheon, you'll like this one. A heart warming story of several women whoform a friendship that gets each of them though some personally difficult times. Good read!
txhockeymom avatar reviewed Five Fortunes on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Five women meet at an upscale health spa. One is a young widow coming to terms with her husband's death, one is an older woman who will soon become a widow, a mother and daughter trying to come to terms with a tragedy, and a feisty private eye who isn't sure why she is there at all. In a week, they become friends. Even after they go to their homes and their lives, they keep in touch. They all experience life-changing events and decisions, but their support for each other never wavers. Beth Gutcheon draws you into each character's story, told separately, but never losing the thread that weaves them together. It is a positive and uplifting book, and I really enjoyed "spending time" with these women :)
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Helpful Score: 3
A witty, silly and interesting book. A great summer beach book.
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A group of women meet at a Southwestern USA wellness ranch and really connect with each other. Over the next year their lives unfold as they face challenges and keep in touch. They reunite at the wellness ranch to review their goals and triumphs. Nice pace to the plot and good variety of characters.
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This was my first Beth Gutcheon book and I really enjoyed it. This is the tale of five very different and unique women who meet at an exclusive spa. The story tells about their lives and how their lives intertwine and they become great friends.
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This was a great book. It showed how some women with extremely different backgrounds and interests all joined together, and stayed together! I really enjoyed it.


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