Book Of The Day – The Irish Lottery Series Box Set 1-3

by Ron on December 20, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Contemporary Fiction box set by Amazon bestselling author Gerald Hansen and it’s 90% off for a limited time. The Irish Lottery Series Box Set 1-3 has a 4.8 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $9!

“Fabulously funny series!! Great author and great stories!!” Anita – Amazon Reviewer

The Irish Lottery Series Box Set 1-3
by Gerald Hansen
Rating: 4.8 Stars
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $9


Amazon Bestselling Author

With a foreword from Colin Quinn.

An Embarrassment of Riches

When Ursula Barnett and her husband Jed win the Irish lottery, they think their troubles are over. But they are just beginning. Ursula coerces her Yank husband to retire in her hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland, hoping to atone for her youthful sins as a collaborator with the IRA in the 1970s. At the first sniff of Ursula s lotto win, however, her chronically greedy sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood rallies the family against Ursula.

Fionnuala’s life is a misery. She is married to a boozing fish-packing plant worker and raising seven seedy hooligans, from a convict son to an eight-year-old devil-daughter who will resort to desperate measures to secure the perfect Holy Communion gown. Between two part-time jobs, Fionnuala still finds the energy to put into motion plans which pit husbands against wives, daughters against mothers, the lawless against the law and Fionnuala against anyone fool enough to cross her path.

Hand In The Till

With a family like this, who wouldn’t need absinthe?

Fionnuala Flood, mother of seven unruly thugs, takes stock of her life on her 45th birthday, and it couldn’t be more of a misery. She’s been fired from the corner shop for stealing, her two oldest sons are in prison, her husband’s hands are fondling more than frozen fish at the packing plant, and her lesbian daughter has just published a book exposing the family’s attempts to get their claws into Auntie Ursula Barnett’s lottery winnings the year before. Daughter Dymphna, unwed mother, has just been kicked out of her boyfriend’s house, adding two more mouths to feed.

Desperate to raise money to travel to Malta for the launch party and wreak havoc, Fionnuala puts into motion a get-rich-quick scheme that preys on the weaknesses of others and will hopefully add a bit of luxury to her empty coal bin of a life. The scam, however, unleashes dark secrets that bring Ursula back to town for a final showdown.

Fleeing The Jurisdiction

It’s danger on the high seas for the Barnetts, but will it come from the authorities, Mother Nature or family Flood?

In Wisconsin six years ago, Ursula Barnett accidentally defrauded her local church of thousands. The statute of limitations is inching closer, and the police are circling in. Panicked, Ursula books herself and her American family passage on a budget centennial Titanic cruise, hoping to ride out the investigation and embark a woman redeemed.

But lurking amongst the leaky walls of the Queen of Crabs is a danger worse than disgruntled, poorly-paid staff, bad food and terrifying onshore excursions: her Irish family, still resentful of the Barnett’s lottery win years earlier. Sister-in-law Fionnuala Flood, knowing Ursula is a sitting duck for the next twelve days, rallies the family to retaliate, stopping at nothing to drag lady of leisure Ursula back down into the gutter that is their own life. The Queen of Crabs, though, is not Derry, Northern Ireland, but an alien battlefield, where the Barnetts and Floods find more enemies lurking outside the family than within.

All your favorite characters from Derry, Northern Ireland are here: mother-from-hell Fionnuala Flood, kind but feisty Ursula Barnett, their husbands Paddy and Jed, and Fionnuala’s children, Dymphna, Siofra and all the others. Wince, gasp, laugh at their adventures from the lottery win to the Titanic cruise, from the Semtex in the canned vegetables to the liaisons in the fish factory! The first three books of the beloved series are together in this classy box set.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

Want to get out of the dumps? Want to laugh so hard your stomach hurts? Want some page turners? Then you NEED to READ…these books. Any one of them you will enjoy and relate. Highly recommend!


A great set of books from a really brilliant writer! Warmly recommended!


The dark humor is over-the-top laughable and extremely readable and even relatable on some levels. The first book set the bar very high, and the others did not disappoint in the slightest. Each one has its own individual theme, you might say.


Kept me laughing…and wanting to read more and more..


The antics of the Flood family are beyond belief! I laughed at each turn of events and marveled at the imagination of the author. Just when I thought these wretched souls couldn’t stoop any lower I got blindsided by another dastardly deed. The extent they will go just to outdo the other or gain the slightest of advantages is just hilarious!

Get The Irish Lottery Series Box Set 1-3 here: The Irish Lottery Series Box Set 1-3

About The Author

Bestselling author Gerald Hansen was a Navy brat, starting school in Thailand, graduating high school in Iceland, with Germany, California and his mother’s hometown of Derry, Northern Ireland in between. He attended Dublin City University, and also lived in London and Berlin. The first of the seven-part Irish Lottery Series, An Embarrassment of Riches, was an ABNA semifinalist in 2011. He loves music, spicy food, traveling the world (still!), and wearing Ben Sherman. He now lives in New York City.

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