Rule #9: I will heed the warnings of my inner voice
Dr. Lenita Mae Faulkner has come a long way from her dirt-poor beginnings in Madoosa County. All she's missing is a family. And with her nine-year live-in lover Ralph seemingly about to pop the question, it looks like she's about to get her wish -- a good thing, too, since Lenny's biological clock is ticking rapidly toward thirty-five.
Rule #7: I will never again go fetch the beer
But instead of proposing, Ralph skips out, empties their joint bank account, and runs off with another woman. And on top of that, a true family catastrophe is calling her back to tiny Madoosa -- the last place Lenny wants to be. Home again at the lowest point of her once-charmed life, Lenny is blasted by a forgotten piece of her past: a diary she kept in the fifth grade containing a list of rules she had created to live by. And in their simple, fervent honesty is the impetus for her to get out and start living again.
Rule #3: I will follow my dreams
Look out world, because Lenita Mae is coming on strong once more -- and this time, it will be according to her own rules! It won't always be pretty, and it won't be perfect . . . but it may just help her discover what real love is all about!
2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Rules for a Pretty Woman
Author(s): Suzette Francis
ISBN: 0-7394-3798-4 / 978-0-7394-3798-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Avon Trade, An Imprint of Harp
March 2007 : USA Mass Market Paperback
September 2003 : USA Paperback
December 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition