Pub Date 01 Feb 2019
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FAITH… FAMILY… FRENZY!
Life in rural small town can dull the senses. A trio of gal pals—mired in middle age, Middle America, and other people’s problems—long to escape.
When Bonnie wins the Boffo Lotto, her circle of friends urge her to lawyer up, invest, and sequester herself.
But secrets are inconceivable in small towns, so Bonnie and Carl invite close friends to witness their Vegas wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii with endless vagabond beyond. The sky’s the limit!
The allure of travel is fun for a while—hilarious, in fact. But when the husbands are jailed, wanderlust is no longer a romp and things get complicated when you’re halfway ‘round the world, untethered from all you know and love.
Life has its consequences… and there’s no place like home.
"PJ Colando writes with uncommon heart, humor and pathos to artfully reveal the foibles and the dignity of the human spirit." - Baron R. Birtcher, LA Times best-selling author of A Fistful of Rain and the forthcoming title, Reckoning,
“The Winner’s Circle by PJ Colando is a delight. Three women, one more quirky than the next, negotiate a humorous setup that pays off in the most satisfying ways possible. Like the old maxim says, ‘Writing drama is easy; Writing humor is hard’, but Colando pulls it off with aplomb and panache. In these dark times, it helps to have writers like PJ Colando letting some of the light back into life.” ~Jeff Lyons, Author, Anatomy of a Premise Line: How to Master Premise and Story Development for Writing Success
“Everything PJ writes in funny!” – Amy Wallen, author of When We Were Ghouls, Moonpies and Movie Stars, Associate Director of the New York State Summer Writers Institute
“As tasty as apple pie, this slice of Americana is sumptuous! And, the pie is stuffed with oodles of cash! Read The Winner’s Circle and ponder how you’d spend a half-billion bucks…” -Holly Kammier, best-selling author of Kingston Court
“Motivated by faith, lust, and money (lotto money), three kick-ass church ladies from the land of Hellman’s and Velveeta head ‘Down Under’ for a high-octane pursuit of life, liberty, and pursuit of the Americana dream. In The Winner’s Circle, PJ Colando combines her Midwestern roots with her keen wit for a heady cocktail of hilarity, sin, and redemption.” - Maddie Margarita, organizer of LIT-UP OC and author of the forthcoming book, Hit Me!
“Heartfelt and delightful! Prepare to become addicted to funny, funny prose, Like the heroine, you’ll win the lottery with The Winner’s Circle.” -Chris Lentz, author of My Friend Marilyn
“The Baby Boomer generation rides in THE WINNER’S CIRCLE, a funny, observant, and poignant romp from gifted author PJ Colando. A Boffo Lotto windfall, in the mega millions, results in Vegas nuptials, high-end globetrotting, and money grabbers galore, as well as time-honored life lessons. Loved this book! 5 stars!” -Laura Taylor, six-time Romantic Times award winner and editorial consultant.
“Witty and fun! Get ready for an adventure…” - Jessica Therrien, best-selling author of the Children of the Gods series
“Join the endearing, intrepid folks from Michigan for the trip of a lifetime. The Winner's Circle is a riotous romp." -Larry Porricelli, President of the Southern California Writers Association