Pretty Woman

Version: Abridged
Author: Fern Michaels
Narrator: Laural Merlington
Genres: Romance, Fiction & Literature, General
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Published In: April 2005
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

Rosie Gardener and Vickie Winters were best friends, closer than sisters. Svelte and single Vickie only wanted the best for her friend--and she couldn't stay quiet when Rosie, overweight and unable to see her own worth, fell under the spell of Kent Bliss, a two-timing cad. The night before Rosie's wedding was the last time Vickie spoke to her--to warn her about Kent's true nature.

On her third wedding anniversary, Rosie realizes Vickie was right--and that the Porsche and other indulgences were her attempts to buy the love of a man who only cared about himself. Fed up with his mistreatment, she vows to change her life--by kicking him out. The next day, she begins a diet and exercise regime. But more life-changing news awaits: Rosie has the single winning ticket in the Wonderball lottery--and she's won $302 million.

With Kent ready to claim a share of her money, Rosie needs her friends more than ever. When Vickie returns to Savannah, Rosie learns the power of forgiveness. As she loses weight and works out under the eye of sexy personal trainer Jack Silver, a new Rosie emerges. This pretty woman is making a fresh start, and no one's greed or bitterness will stop her from jumping into life and love with a passion she didn't know she possessed.

Reviews (11)

Written by Susan Hammer on August 3rd, 2013

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great story fun to listen to, and the good for the romantic

Written by Danielle Cadeau on June 29th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Boring, nothing exciting at ALL. Easy to listen to with the narrator but just not appealing.

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Written by Stephrz on September 5th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I enjoyed the story and characters. It was easy to listen to the soft southern accent of the narrator.

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Written by Elaine J. on June 30th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Dumb. Cheesy. Dialogue made me cringe. Probably won't rent any more from this author.

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Written by Anonymous on July 26th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I couldn't wait to get to the next tape. Very enjoyable!!!

Pretty Woman

Written by Marlene Alhandy on April 20th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 2/5

Mindless. Nothing new and nothing different, predictable.

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Written by Anonymous on February 13th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 3/5

It was a very interesting story, I enjoyed listening to it. But not all woman have a forgiving nature like Rosie which made the story ending just too unbelievable.

Pretty Woman

Written by Anonymous on July 20th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A really sweet listen. Good character development and a really pleasant change from the typical "helpless woman romance". The romance is there and it is charming, but I thought it was terrific to see the main character take a good hard look at her life and make the unbelievably hard decision to change it for the better knowing how difficult it would be. And to be successful! Enjoy the listen.

Pretty Woman

Written by LaLa on June 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

I really liked this book. All the characters in this story grew. None of them were the same when the book ended.

Pretty Woman

Written by Anonymous on February 20th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Really enjoyed this one, couldn't wait to listen to hear what would happen next.

Author Details

Author Details

Michaels, Fern

Fern Michaels is the pen name of Mary Ruth Kuczkir, who was born in Hastings, Pennsylvania on April 9th, 1933, weighing only four and one-half pounds.[1] Because of her small birth weight, Michaels' father nicknamed her "Dink," for "dinky little thing. Her family and friends still use the nickname. As a child, though, others referred to her as Ruth. Once she entered the business world, she became "Mary."[1]

Michaels married, moved to New Jersey, and had five children. When the youngest entered school in 1973, her husband told her to get a job. Because she had no idea how to get a job, Michaels decided to try to write a book. Her husband was not very supportive of her efforts, and is consequently now an ex-husband.[1]

Although her first manuscript did not sell, the second did. Since then, Michaels has sold over sixty books, many of them New York Times bestsellers. She has been quoted as saying that she loves breathing life into her characters. She also loves writing books about women who prevail under difficult circumstances, which she feels reflect her struggle for success early in her career.[1] For her efforts, she has been inducted into the New Jersey Literary Hall of Fame.

When she was a girl, Michaels' grandmother told her "when God is good to you, you have to give back". With this in mind, she founded the Fern Michaels Foundation, which grants four year scholarships for deserving students. In addition to that, she has also helped establish pre-school and day care programs with affordable rates for single mothers.[1]

Michaels currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina in a 300 year-old plantation house listed in the Historic Registry. She claims to share the house with a ghost named Mary Margaret (which had also been documented by the previous owners). Mary Margaret is said to leave messages on her computer.[1]