Lucky Stars

By Rachael F. Heller
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312288488, 352pp.)

Publication Date: April 2003

Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback

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Stacey Reiser left Cleveland for Hollywood to pursue an acting career—and to escape her lovable but meddlesome mother, Helen. But her plan backfires when the widowed Helen sells her house and follows Stacey to tinsel town, invades every aspect of her daughter’s world and drives her crazy. As in eye twitch crazy. Insomnia crazy. Acid reflux crazy. “If only Mom would get a life,” Stacey wishes after her mother has called for the zillionth time that day to nag her about her clothes, her hair, her lack of a wedding ring. “If only she’d get a life and stay out of mine.”

How could Stacey ever imagine that Helen would get a life – the very life Stacey craves? Just as Stacey's career takes a dive, a twist of fate lands Helen in a television commercial that catapults her to stardom. Now it’s Helen who’s the media darling and Stacey who’s the meddler. And while Stacey is hoping for a commitment from her boyfriend, it’s Helen who snares the catch of the century. Or does she? Helen’s new beau isn’t what he seems, and it’s up to Stacey to expose his shady past before it's too late. But it’ll take the acting job of a lifetime to do it, not to mention a whole lot of heart. Lucky Stars is a novel that’s as keenly observed as it is entertaining, and it will have mothers and daughters laughing out loud and nodding in recognition.

About the Author

JANE HELLER promoted dozens of bestselling authors before becoming one herself. She is the author of Cha Cha Cha, The Club, Infernal Affairs, Princess Charming, Crystal Clear, Sis Boom Bah, Name Dropping, Female Intelligence and The Secret Ingredient. She lives in Los Angeles, California, where she is at work on her next book. Visit her website at:

Praise For Lucky Stars

"The supremely talented Ms. Heller delivers snappy wit, lush romance, and plenty of surprises...just the thing to spark a romantic adventure of your own."
-Dallas Morning News on The Secret Ingredient

"Riotous...hilarious, but also ruefully dead-on in depicting the dangers of not appreciating one's mate-warts and all." -Woman's Own on The Secret Ingredient

"[Heller's] observations about men are dead-on and hilarious."-Booklist on Female Intelligence

"A breeze to read, full of laughs and solidly built upon an intricate, suspenseful plot."
-Library Journal on Female Intelligence

"Jane Heller is feisty, funny, and fully in control...a great story."
-Boston Globe on Name Dropping

"As much Sex and the City as I Love Lucy...saucy heroine and screwball plot add up to a romp."-People on Name Dropping

"If you loved DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD, pick up SIS BOOM BAH!" - Newark Star-Ledger on Sis Boom Bah

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