Name of Book: The Penny Pinchers Club
Author: Sarah Strohmeyer
Summary: From BN.com: “Living in suburban New Jersey, Kat has a pretty serious retail habit. Now it looks like her husband Griff is having an affair...and setting up a secret bank account in preparation for a divorce. Suspecting her spending habits may be driving him away, Kat's determined to save her marriage by saving some money. But when her rich ex-fiancé turns up with a tempting bargain, she'll have to decide whether love conquers mall...”
What I Liked: Sarah Strohmeyer’s writing style is one that I really enjoy. The book’s story flowed easily, it was simple to follow, and a fun read. The topics of divorce and the sneaking around and a complete lifestyle change can really be heavy material, but I really enjoyed this book. The main character, Kat, was relatable, especially if you’ve ever had a shopping problem. I also love the people that Kat meets at her club. This book also includes some great money saving tips.
What I Didn’t Like: Sometimes, Kat could be a little dense. There were a couple of times I wish I could reach through the book and smack her around a little. Also, I sometimes found it a little difficult to comprehend how a woman could spend so much and live such an extravagant lifestyle while being married to a college professor in economics. Opposites attract?
Overall Thoughts: I loved Kat’s little “adventures” with the penny pinchers club and how she progresses and grows as a person. There was part of the ending that I wasn’t expecting, and that made me like it even more.