Friday, 16 August 2013

Book Review: The Desperate Wife's Survival Plan by Alison Sherlock

Title: The Desperate Wife's Survival Plan
Author: Alison Sherlock
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 9th May 2013

Charley Summers doesn’t have a care in the world as she hands her gold-plated credit card over at the hair salon, where her wild curls have been transformed into a gleaming satin curtain. She lives in the lap of luxury, supported by a rich, successful husband and surrounded by a loyal group of friends.

Alarm bells don’t even start to ring when her card is declined twice. Some silly mistake, she thinks – and pays in cash. But it is no mistake. Charley’s world is about to collapse, as the business goes bust, the bank forecloses and bailiffs move in to take every one of their disposable possessions. Even her marriage cannot survive.

Charley has nothing – no house, no money, no qualifications. Just shame and sorrow – and the knowledge that she must get a job. Any job. And she must find somewhere to live – no matter how squalid and depressing. Then she must start repaying some of the money which her husband has so recklessly squandered.

But how on earth is she to do that?

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I loved Alison Sherlock's debut book The desperate bride's diet club so I knew with this Im sure I could love this book just as much.

So we meet Charley summers who spends money like its going out of fashion and lives in luxury until her successful husband loses everything and all her cards get declined and her glamourous lifestyle is about to come crashing down. Charley has nothing, no house, no money, no qualifications just embarrassment and that she needs to get a job straight away, to help with this puddle of a mess...

I loved this book so much, it certainly brought some truth in what some people suffer in life at the moment and to fall right down in the scrap heap and start from scratch and grow back to a lovely person who doesn't care about money & glamour-ness after all.
I loved seeing how Charley ended up with nothing but by the end had a great life and not caring about being glamourous anymore. It showed how she was a nice person deep down without all the cash & glamour to be able to hide behind.

For huge fans of Alison Sherlock need a bit of this in there lifes right now! 

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