I received an Advanced Review Copy of this novel ages ago and finally got around to reading it last month. I’m sorry I waited so long to read it as it was an interesting story. Enjoy the review ❤
Girl With Class by Karin Gillespie
I enjoyed this novel from the writing, to the storyline through to the end. This is the first book I’ve read by Karen Gillespie and based on her writing style it certainly won’t be the last. A common theme written throughout the story was the idea that although money can provide a nice comfortable life, it can’t buy you happiness and sometimes it makes you feel entitled and makes you do things that aren’t nice.
Another theme is that the promise of money and a lavish lifestyle can completely change who a person is and make them act a certain way but having money is never an excuse to be physically abusive (or any other type of abuse) and it’s never okay to knowingly hurt another person. You should never stay in an abusive relationship and you should seek the help of close friends if you need support getting out of this type of situation.
There was also a theme that sometimes terrible people do terrible things when they’re in a position of power. It never fails to amaze me that some people will do horrific things to stay in power, including getting people fired. allowing innocent people be sent to jail, and ignoring reporting dangerous people that have committed crimes. As you might be able to tell from the themes written into the story, this novel covers serious topics, but in a light-hearted sort of way. I enjoyed this novel and would recommend it.
My Rating: 4/5 Stars
I received a complimentary review copy via NetGalley. All reviews 100% reflect my honest opinion.
About the Book
Author: Karin Gillespie
Published: September 8, 2015
Book Blurb: The unspooling of Toni Lee Wells’ Tiffany and Wild Turkey lifestyle begins with a trip to the Luckett County Jail drunk tank. An earlier wrist injury sidelined her pro tennis career, and now she’s trading her tennis whites for wild nights roaming the streets of Rose Hill, Georgia.
Her wealthy family finally gets fed up with her shenanigans. They cut off her monthly allowance but also make her a sweetheart deal: Get a job, keep it for a year, and you’ll receive an early inheritance. Act the fool or get fired, and you’ll lose it for good.
Toni Lee signs up for a fast-track Teacher Corps program. She hopes for an easy teaching gig, but what she gets is an assignment to Harriet Hall, a high school that churns out more thugs than scholars.
What’s a spoiled Southern belle to do when confronted with a bunch of street smart students who are determined to make her life as difficult as possible? Luckily, Carl, a handsome colleague, is willing to help her negotiate the rough teaching waters and keep her bed warm at night. But when Toni Lee gets involved with some dark dealings in the school system, she fears she might lose her new beau as well as her inheritance.
Related subjects include: chick lit, women’s fiction, humor, humorous fiction, Southern humor, Southern living, friendship.
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