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Monday, October 13, 2014

How To Un-Marry A Millionaire by Billie Morton (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for How To Un-Marry A Millionaire by Billie Morton!

Book Review

How To Un-Marry A Millionaire by Billie Morton
Publisher: Booktrope
Publication Date: July 30, 2014
Format: Paperback - 208 pages
              Kindle - 872 KB
              Nook - 592 KB
ISBN: 978-1620154021
BNID: 2940149623815
Genre: Women's Fiction

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Chick Lit Plus Blog Tours.

Book Description:

Ricky Hart wants to the get the hell out of small-town Arizona to escape the fate of generations of women in her family – a boring, nothing future.

Inspired by Basia Johnson, a penniless cook who married into the Johnson and Johnson fortune, Ricky sets in motion a plan to get inside a rich old man’s house. Once there, she will do the rest. She is twenty-two years old, blonde and unashamedly brazen.

And she is ready to make a deal with the Devil.

What she hasn’t counted on is seventy-year-old Sandford Keane, the Arizona Copper King, a notorious sonofabitch with an agenda of his own, and a family with a long history of other ambitious wives.

One of them is Suzanne Nelson-Drummoyne-Graff-Carmel, a serial marrier who has finally found love. Unfortunately it is not with her latest husband. At war with her mother-in-law, Philippa, a legendary old viper and trophy wife of another era, Suzanne is thirty-seven and terrified that she is about to hit her “use-by” date.

From the richest enclaves of Connecticut and Manhattan to the wilds of the Arizona desert and New Mexico, the novel brings these women together on a raunchy, life-changing encounter that will make them question the roles they have chosen for themselves, and the high price they have all paid to live the pampered life of a rich man’s wife.

Book Excerpt:

My Book Review:

In her debut novel, How To Un-Marry A Millionaire, author Billie Morton weaves a humorous and thoroughly entertaining tale that follows the trials and tribulations of three generations of women who live in the world of the rich and famous ... a lifestyle where having a lot money doesn't always bring happiness, and not everything they thought it would be!

The reader is easily drawn into the alternating and interwoven drama laden lives of three ambitious women: twenty-two year old Ricky Hart, a nurse who wheedles her way into the affections of seventy-year old Arizona Copper King, Sanford Keane's life when she helps him rehab from a heart transplant. Then there is thirty-seven year old Suzanne Nelson-Drummoyne-Graff-Carmel, a gold-digging serial-marrier whose lifestyle is all about the money. And last but not least, there is elderly socialite Philippa Carmel, Suzanne's current mother-in-law, who cannot stand her daughter-in-law yet yearns for a grandchild.

Author Billie Morton's quick wit weaves an amusing story filled with enough drama, humor, and intriguing plot twists that will tickle the reader's funny bone. Her insightful portrayal of these three women, whose desire to live a wealthy lifestyle is filled with enough hilarious trials and tribulations that makes one wonder if their quest is really worth it, and is it everything that they thought it would be. Like the old saying goes ... money doesn't always buy you happiness!

How To Un-Marry A Millionaire is a fast-paced enjoyable story that will keep you in stitches, and leave a satisfying smile on your face.


About The Author

Billie Morton is a British screenplay writer and film maker who originally set out to make documentaries about tribal life. Along the way she took a detour to California where she spent many years filming the natives and their social customs.

How To Un-Marry a Millionaire is her first novel. It was inspired by meeting young – and not so young – women across the globe all busily performing a colourful array of mating dances. Some were dancing as fast as they could. Others were looking to take a little time and add love to the dream. And some were grabbing the microphone at the nearest karaoke bar to belt out Tina Turner’s classic – What’s Love Got To Do With It?

These were the ones she chose to write about from her new home in the rainforest of northern Australia.


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Virtual Book Tour

Tour Schedule:

September 29 - Fiction Zeal – Excerpt
September 30 – Fiction Dreams – Excerpt 
October 1 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Excerpt 
October 2 – Book Mama Blog – Excerpt 
October 3 – Girls Love Pink Books – Review & Excerpt 
October 6 – Chick Lit Plus – Review 
October 7 – Authors and Readers Book Corner – Excerpt
October 8 – Two Children and a Migraine – Review 
October 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Corner – Review 
October 10 – The Little Reading Cabin – Review
October 13 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews - Review & Excerpt

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