Wednesday, September 11, 2013

New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal - Review & Giveaway

At twenty four years old, Savannah Morgan is not at the place in her life that she had hoped to be.  Living in her mother’s house and working at the library, Savannah is feeling less than fulfilled.  It doesn’t help that, living in South Carolina, she’s surrounded by rich, debutantes who don’t hesitate to put down her modest lifestyle.  Thankfully she has her best friend, Tina, by her side.  Although Tina grew up with an endless supply of money, she was not affected by it and she accepts Savannah for who she is. 

But everything changed one day when she gets an unexpected call regarding her father.  Growing up, Savannah never knew who her father was.  What she was about to find out would change her life forever.  The call was from her father’s attorney.  She was calling to inform Savannah that her father, Edward Stone, had passed away.  Edward was a billionaire who earned his money as the chairman and CEO of Stone News Corporation.  He was leaving a great sum of money to Savannah … but there was a catch.  She had to work at his company.  Sounds simple, right?  Well, not when you have to deal with two evil step siblings.  Determined to make her time at Stone News a living hell, Ned and Caroline, did everything imaginable to run Savannah out of NYC and back to North Carolina.  But Savannah wouldn’t be scared off that easily.  She was determined to not only stay in New York, but to prove to Ned, Caroline and all of the other naysayers that she may not have been born a Stone, but she did have Stone in her blood.

New Money was an amazing book to read.  The story kept me captivated and the characters were so relatable.  I found myself rooting for Savannah and wanting her to succeed.  I liked how the story brought out so many emotions.  There was a great combination of friendship, love, betrayal and drama.  I couldn’t put this book down, but at the same time didn’t want it to end.  I would absolutely recommend this book to others.  In a way it reminded me of a modern day Cinderella story.  I love, love, LOVE this book.  A must read for sure!

Lorraine Zago Rosenthal was born and raised in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education from the University of South Florida. She also earned a master's degree in English, with a concentration in American and British literature, from Northern Kentucky University. Her debut novel, OTHER WORDS FOR LOVE, was published by Random House (Delacorte Press) in 2011. Her second novel, NEW MONEY, will be published by Macmillan/St. Martin's Press (Thomas Dunne Books) on September 10, 2013 and has been optioned by Sony Pictures Television. The sequel to NEW MONEY (title forthcoming) will be published in 2014. 

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