Book Review

by Sheila Roberts

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

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Roberts' story of women confronted with the challenges of handling their own finances rings true, and her characters are likable. Filled with common-sense approaches to financial management, it just might give readers more than they think. While not the kind of novel that will end up on a "Best of 2010" list, it's still a pleasant diversion.

Rachel, Jessica and Tiffany have different lives and financial needs, but all three are in the same, difficult situation: They must get a handle on their spending! When their small book club changes into a self-help money group, the divorcee, the young married woman with the shopping addiction and the woman with her grown son living in her home join forces to solve, and avert, their financial disasters. (ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, Apr., 352 pp., $13.99)

Reviewed By: Victoria Frerichs


Published: April 2010

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4.5 Stars

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Loved this book!!

Submitted by diana leneker on June 28, 2010 - 8:12pm.

If you read Sheila's books you will know that this is a story related to her series set in WASH state. The story is about 3 friends who meet to help each other thru their financial ups and downs..and more downs than up! But thru it all their support for each other really helps them cope as they research, learn, and share ideas amongst themselves.

I enjoyed their ability to learn and grow. Nothing was sugar coated, but yet, thru their friendship and respect for each other they developed a better understanding of what it takes to survive in these economic downturns.

A friend encouraged me to read Sheila's "On Strike for Christmas" and I instantly fell in love with the town, the people, and with Sheila's writing.

I encourage you to give this book a try. You won't be disappointed!