2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

REVIEW for The Penny Pinchers Club

Thank you! thank you to Tala at Penguin Group/Dutton
for sending me this great, great new discovery (for me!)

TITLE: The Penny Pinchers Club

AUTHOR: Sarah Strohmeyer

GENRE: Fiction

RATING: 4 Stars

For some reason, I had never read anything by Sarah Strohmeyer before. Imagine how delighted I was when I started The Penny Pinchers Club. First off, I am weirdly fascinated by the concept of "penny pinching" so the subject matter, itself, would have attracted me to the book. However, while the subject matter was very interesting to me, what definitely kept me reading was the writing AND the main character Kat. Strohmeyer has a wonderful, wonderful way of writing - it feels as though she is a girlfriend, sitting next to you at the table - chatting and gossiping just a little (!).

I felt as though I was talking to my friend and this is how I felt about Kat. Before discovering her "inner penny pinching" Kat had a $200.00 a month Starbucks habit (my kind of girl). But, through some series of weird events, she thinks her hubby is cheating on her -and she decides to mend her "financial" ways in order to save enough $$$ for a divorce. How does she do it? Through the Penny Pinchers Club which attracts some weird, but adorable characters.

As the author tells us more about this Club and Kat's involvement, I felt myself being drawn in and actually laughed out loud at some passages. It was such fun to read about their "goings on". Husband Griff definitely remains a mystery until the very end of the book and I thought he was the least interesting character although he is the main reason for pushing the storyline forward.

I loved the way Kat faces up (most of the time) to her stuff and does it in a "can do" "this is not reallllllyy the end of the world" type of way. She is a strong and engaging character. There is a slight twist at the end of the storyline that felt a little too "pat" for me, but otherwise, this was an absolutely wonderful and uplifting read. I read this one in just under two days - one of those "just another chapter" type books :)


itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Ha ha, at first I thought, oh no another money book. Then I saw it was fiction! It sounds cute. I have an expensive coffee habit as well.

bermudaonion said...

Oh, this sounds like such a fun book to me. I adore the cover, too.

Angie said...

I like the cover to that book.

Thanks for the review.

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