Sunday, July 25, 2010
On the recommendation of a friend, I read The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer.
This is not normally a book I would have picked up on my own. But I'm glad I did.
Kat has been happily married to the love of her life for twenty years. Or so she thought. Having never been particularly savvy in the financial department, she is shocked to learn that she and her husband Griff are sinking in almost $40,000 worth of debt! Meanwhile, she finds out that her husband has been siphoning money and opening credit card accounts without her knowledge. When she reads some very incriminating e-mails between Griff and his secretary, she is convinced that he is planning on leaving her.
Kat decides that she's not going down without a fight, so she joins "the penny pinchers club" in order to learn how to save money and build herself a little nest egg for when Griff drops the news of his affair.
Like I said, I would have probably passed this one up were it not for a friend telling me about it. I really enjoyed it!
I always think, "chick lit.... BLAGH!" And I think I really need to give more of it a fair shot.
I found myself reading this one deep into the night because I couldn't wait to find out if Kat would reach her financial goal or if she was going to confront Griff about his philandering or what! It was really good. It wasn't sappy or full of drippy sex scenes (there were a couple, but nothing over the top). I think that's why I don't gravitate towards the chick-lit genre. It seems like everyone is having sex... a whole lot of it, and in seriously compromising situations and locations. I mean, who has that kind of sex? (I really hope not a lot of people, because otherwise... don't I look like the fool! Ya know.... "you mean you DON'T have hot sex in the restroom of a fancy restaurant every week????" lol.)
But, I digress... this one was really enjoyable. Light and humorous. And there were even some "penny pinching" tips included by the author at the back of the book. I know Sarah Strohmeyer has other novels, and now that I've given her a try, I would like to check out her "Bubbles" series.
Anyone out there read any of those? What were your thoughts?