Marrying for Money

Marrying for Money When The Glamorous Grosvenor Sisters Arrive In The Exclusive Hamptons Beach Town Of Little Elbow, They Can T Help But Cause A Stir Gorgeous Grace And Charming Charity Are Soon Hot Favourites On Everybody S Guest List Except That Of Their Neighbour, Marcella Hunter Heiress Marcella Doesn T Want The Competition And When Grace Starts Dating Marcella S Plan B Man Dull But Extraordinarily Rich Choate Fitzgerald The Gloves Are Off Marcella Determines To Find Out Where The Sisters Really Came From And Exactly How They Can Afford To Rent A Six Bedroom Beach House In This Millionaires Playground In The Process, However, It S Discovered That Quite A Few Of The People Spending That Summer In Little Elbow Are Not Exactly What They Seem

Chrissie Manby.Encouraged my by English teacher, Mrs Pocock, I published my first short story in Just Seventeen when I was fourteen years old The story was called Whatever happened to the wonderful boy I fell in love with and I published it under the pseudonym Carolyn Lane because it largely consisted of a transcript of an argument I d had with my boyfriend I bought a black denim jacket from C A with the proceeds I continued to contribute short stories to Just Seventeen to help pay my way through university I studied Experimental Psychology at St Edmund Hall in Oxford Alas, I devoted rather too much time to my social life and staggered away with an unimpressive 2 2 In retrospect, that 2 2 saved my life It meant that none of the graduate training schemes I had hoped to join would have me I wouldn t become an accountant after all I moved to London and took a series of temp jobs to support myself It was while I was working at Prelude Audio Books, a company which took erotic classics and put them on tape, that I met my first real novelist David Garnett David is a very well respected science fiction writer, who once dabbled with writing erotica under the name Angelique Prelude was recording the Angelique novels One afternoon, David spent a couple of hours sitting on my desk, waiting for my boss to come back from a very long publishing lunch to discuss some unpaid royalties I told David I d always wanted to be a writer He dared me to write a novella like Angelique s A few weeks later, I handed him my first full length manuscript David cast his experienced eye over my scribblings, helped me tweak it and then passed it on to his editor at Little Brown Incredibly, she made an offer on it My dream of becoming a proper writer was reborn That first book was called Inspiration It centred on the sexual shenanigans of a group of artists in St Ives Wary of embarrassing my parents, I published Inspiration as Stephanie Ash Four Stephanie Ash novellas followed, helping me to pay my rent and attract the attention of a literary agent In 1997, I published my first Chris Manby novel, Flatmates Thirteen novels on the single life as Chris Manby later, I ve just published Getting Over Mr Right as Chrissie Manby apparently too many people are under the impression that I am a bloke I live in London and when I m not writing in fact, even when I m supposed to be writing I spend an awful lot of time on Twitter Follow me on chrissiemanby.

[KINDLE] ✾ Marrying for Money By Chris Manby –
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Marrying for Money
  • Chris Manby
  • English
  • 09 February 2019
  • 9780340838853

10 thoughts on “Marrying for Money

  1. says:

    This book was a breath of fresh air Full of Hamptons hyperbole and larger than life characters, this is sharp and lively women s fiction.Grace and Charity, the two out of place Brits who appear in a small Hamptons town for the summer, are not the most likable characters but they are entertaining and their quest for an eligible batchelor makes for a unique and funny plot The whole cast are self centred and egocentric, which makes this satirical novel edgy and fresh despite it now being ten years old.Encouraged me to dust off my other Chrissie Manby books and catch up on the ones I ve missed

  2. says:

    Sometimes it really pays not to judge a book by its cover and or title I was looking for an easy read, holiday novel This book, having read all of it to make sure, it not worth reading The writing style is poor, the characters are shallow, unlikeable and unidentifiable and the plot leaves a hell of a lot to be desired Starting with the two sisters, Charity and Grace Grace initially seemed like a spare part to me what was her point of even being in the novel Despite coming to America on a gold digging mission, the sisters seem naive and child like, without the sass you might find in a typical gold digging heroine Having made their way through dates with the rich boys on the list, and having the dates turn out to be predictable disasters, you can see what is coming a mile off that the gold digger falls for the penniless gardener Who, shockingly enough, is in fact the heir to the estate Wow.Marcella, the antagonist, seemed a little inhuman, dreamed up by someone who has never been to America but has formed an idea of what bitchy Manhattanites might be like by watching Gossip Girl With no redeeming qualities at all, even she gets her happy ending in this poor and fluffy novel.In short, I can t advise you strongly enough that this book is not worth the effort I hope my review will save you the time and trouble

  3. says:

    Wow This book was so bad I m actually shocked Can an author really be this immature So cringy it was embarrassing.

  4. says:

    An easy read with fun and laughter incorporated throughout.

  5. says:

    Meh Not sure what I was expecting A little disappointing and fairly cliched But still an enjoyable read.

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  7. says:

    A very clever story with smooth reading without make any effort So Marrying for Money or not

  8. says:

    Marcella Walker is the awful anti heroine of this engaging novel about the super rich in the town of Little Elbow Her 27 year old self obsessed nose is put seriously out of joint by the arrival of the Grosvenor sisters, Charity and Grace.The beautiful, Grace, and her gracious sister, Charity, are soon the talk of the town Everyone is taken in by the English girls When Marcella s dull, super wealthy ex boyfriend, Choate Fitzgerald, courts Grace it is too much for the timber heiress to bear Choate was always Marcella s plan B.Marcella swings into action and demands to know how these two girls can afford to rent a 6 bedroom house in this exclusive community She does not bargain for finding out that very little is as it seems in Little Elbow.Manby writes with style, charm and wit She manages to make the reader care about what happens to all of the characters, even Marcella and that s not easy.

  9. says:

    This book, as much as I didn t particularly enjoy it, got me thinking With its subject matter heavily influenced by the way people perceive each other, and judge one another on their wealth, fame or the people they know, I couldn t help think of today s society People are judged on their looks than anything else by a good 90% of the population we have become a society that has little regard for hard earned success or intelligence What I did like about this book is that, despite obstacles standing in their way, riches and wealth in the end don t matter for at least two people in this book it is THAT which societies should regard highly Love is a powerful tool and nothing, whether it be money, family or anything else, should ever be deemed important enough to overrule it.

  10. says:

    I ve always enjoyed Chris Manby s chick lit books This one is about the richest, snobbiest person in Little Elbow New York who is obsessively jealous of her two new neighbours a pair of British sisters who have rented the cottage next door There are all sorts of twists and turns around the relationships in the small town and as always everything works out in the end for the good folks and the evil ones.

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