Friday, October 30, 2009


THE FAMILY FORTUNE by Laurie Horowitz

Jane Fortune's fortunes have taken a downturn. Thanks to the profligate habits of her father and older sister, the family's money has evaporated and Jane has to move out of the only home she's ever known: a stately brick town house on Boston's prestigious Beacon Hill. Thirty eight and terminally single, Jane has never pursued idle pleasures like her sibling and father. Instead, she has devoted her time to running the Fortune Family Foundation, a revered philanthropic institution that has helped spark the careers of many a budding writer, including Max Wellman, Jane's first-and only-love.

Now Jane has lost her luster. Max, meanwhile, has become a bestselling novelist and a renowned literary lothario. But change is afoot. And in the process of saving her family and reigniting the flames of true love, Jane might just find herself becoming the woman she was always meant to be.

MY THOUGHT: I enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting reading a book about rich people who actually don't do much but live off of 'old money'. I really didn't know what that quote meant until I read this book and it makes perfect sense. They live off of money that previous generations worked hard for. Unfortunately, they spent almost all of it.

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