Monday, July 7, 2014

New Money

New Money
by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Genre: Chick Lit

Synopsis:  Savannah Morgan had high hopes.  She dreamed of becoming a writer and escaping her South Carolina town, where snooty debutantes have always looked down on her, but at twenty-four, sh's become a frustrated ex-cheerleader who lives with her mother and wonders if rejecting a marriage proposal was a terrible mistake.

Then Savannah's world is shaken when she learns that the father she never knew is Edward Stone, a billionaire media mogul who has left Savannah his fortune on the condition that she move to Manhattan and work at his global news corporation.  Putting aside her mother's disapproval, Savannah plunges into a life of wealth and luxury that is threatened by Edward's other children-the infuriatingly arrogant Ned and his sharp-tongued sister, Caroline, whose joint mission is to get rid of Savannah.  She deals with their treachery along with her complicated love life: eventually she has to decide between Jack, a smooth and charming real estate executive, and Alex, a handsome aspiring writer/actor.  Savannah must also navigate a thrilling but dangerous city while trying to figure out what kind of man her father truly was.
From the book jacket

Review:  This was a good, quick summer read.  I enjoyed the story about Savannah moving to New York and learning how to adjust to society there.  There were quite a few characters who I didn't care for.  Her half siblings were nasty and unnecessarily cruel as was their mother.  I understand why they would be mad but the author took them to a whole other level.  I also thought that Tina, Savannah's best friend, was immature and annoying.  Savannah's relationships seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.  She would meet someone, i.e. her driver and Kitty, her sister-in-law, and be instant friends with them and everyone was giving everyone advice.  It seemed sudden and a little shallow to me.  There were humorous parts during this story but there were also serious parts where Savannah had to learn a lesson.  I did enjoy the book overall for it being a very light read.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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