Last night’s read was this chick lit form Melissa Nathan. Persuading Annie centers around Annie Markham and her “family”, two sisters, a best friend, a godmother, a father and maybe wanna be stepmother. The family is wealthy but in financial trouble and they hire a consultant to get them out of it by saving the family business. The consultant turns out to be a man that Annie had been involved with a young college student.
THis didn’t work for me…at all. The characters were either carboard cutouts or too stupid to live. The issues were thrown at you in a something for everyone type fashion, infertility issues, being a “bad mother”, bulemia, older men with younger women, losing a mother in childhood, manipulation, and jealousy. All placed in a setting of extraordinary entitlement and wealth. I just couldn’t relate.