Sincerely Reading is a reoccurring feature on the blog. When it’s not one of my book recommendations, it will be a friend’s. This week I’m sharing a Crimes Against a Book Club book review.
Title: Crimes Against a Book Club by Kathy Cooperman
Summary: Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.
Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.
Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another. (via Amazon)
On a Scale of “Don’t Bother” to “Couldn’t Put Down”: Pack it for a vacation!
Why? It was a cute book and an easy read. I started to get invested in the women’s lives and could easily see how one lie could lead to another. It is a pretty shallow novel, but that’s all you need next to a pool! It gets even better at the very end, when the author creatively imagines a resolution.
If someone likes ________, they’d like this book: Big Little Lies. This book wasn’t a dark as the HBO series, but the housewives in the books are similar and all have their own secrets. Also, both books take place in sunny California, and I couldn’t help but be envious of the lives the author described (despite their downfalls).
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