Saturday, April 2, 2016

Review: Independently Wealthy by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Title: Independently Wealthy
Author: Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover
Date Published: December 2nd 2014
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN #: 1250040353

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In New Money, Savannah Morgan was thrust into high-society New York when she learned she was the sole heir to her father’s billion-dollar fortune. In Independently Wealthy, she is living her dream life on the Upper West Side, excelling at her job as an editorial assistant, and enjoying her handsome new boyfriend, Alex. Everything in Savannah’s life should be perfect—but she can’t ignore the questions and scandal surrounding her father’s fatal accident. Her hopes of solving this mystery are shared by Caroline Stone—her newfound sister who is slowly becoming a friend. Savannah decides to investigate, although not everyone wants her to discover the truth. Her domineering older brother, Ned, has his own problems, including a lingering regret over his recent divorce, the constant pressure of running the Stone media empire, and managing a playboy bachelorhood. As Savannah's quest for justice becomes complicated and dangerous, she is led to Washington, D.C., an alluring stranger, and more surprises, trouble, and changes than she ever could have imagined.

Independently Wealthy is the sequel to New Money and I really loved reading it just as much as New Money.  Again we are thrust into Savannah's story and right into her life.  I'm really glad I got the chance to read this one, thanks to the publisher.  With all the fantastic twists and turns in the plot, I couldn't stop reading this one.  I finished it in one sitting and can't wait to read both of these books again.  

The character development and growth throughout this whole book is fantastic! Savannah isn't the only one that grows either and it's one of the best things about this authors writing and stories.  She doesn't only let the main character growth show, she showcases all of her characters. If you love the dialogue between characters as well as growth, then Lorraine Zago Rosenthal is the author for you to read.  Her dialogue is WOW! One of the best in my opinion.  

There were a few things that weren't fantastic in this one though, one being the time between reading the two books for myself.  In this book it references a lot of the things that happened in the first.  It would have been fine if I had just read New Money, but I hadn't and I really didn't want to re-read either, so at times I was a bit lost not remember what had actually happened.  

I will say I would love to read more of Savannah's story or any of the other characters as well.  Lorraine Zago Rosenthal is a fantastic author and I would read and recommend any of her books.  Oh and I must say the ending of this book is just pure love for me and the cover took my breath away. 

I really wanted to give this book a 5 Puppy rating, but I really can't.  So I'm going to give Independently Wealthy an Ali's Bookshelf...

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