“The term ‘financial crisis’ can conjure manymental images — from a foreclosure sign to a job fair to a Bernie Madoff-typecrook being led away in handcuffs for committing who-knows-what kind of scam —and in Mary A. Ellenton’s debut novel, ‘Flipping,’ readers will find a mostunexpected financial criminal: a woman.” – Cristina Merrill, The International Business Times
“In her debut novel Flipping, MaryA. Ellenton manages to make the mortgage industry seem as sexy as it doesscandalous. An alluring fictional depiction of how the real estate bubble grewas big as it did before finally imploding, Ellenton deftly weaves realisticdetails of the industry into the narrative making the reader nearly complicitin Fay’s rise and fall.” - Nathalie Hardy, columnist and editor of Nathalie’s Notes
“’Flipping’ by Mary A. Ellentonfollows young mortgage broker Faye Famaghetti as she becomes a red hotreal-estate agent by capitalizing on the pre-2008 financial crisis housingboom, tears apart her family life as she cheats on her husband Genaro whileinvolved with a seedy real-estate ex-broker who’s her mentor/lover. While youcan see where this is going, Faye isn’t the lovey-dovey naïve character whichhas been over-played by other novels of similar nature, but instead, she is astrong female character who actively tries to change her life and then pays theprice. If you like complex characters and three-dimensional plots, this bookwill surprise you.” -Alla Salatnovich, Celebrity Books Reviewer
Wow! WhenI first read the synopsis for this book, I thought it would be a light, fluffychick-lit book. I was so wrong and I'm so glad! Flipping journey's a fewyears in the life of Fay Famaghetti. She is tired of the restaurantbusiness so she leaps at the opportunity to become a real estate broker. Remember back in before the recession when housing was booming? That's whereFay decides she is gonna get rich quick and damn anything in her way, includingher husband. She begins a fling with her mentor, who already has agirlfriend. When the blocks start to tumble down around her head, Fay hasto pay the price for her selfishness and greed. But will the cost be toohigh? Ellenton's Fay is realistic and modern - easy to vision and relate able. I'm sure most of us have met a "Fay" at some point in ourlives. I was really intrigued with the real estate world, the way thatEllenton wrote it. Normally, it isn't something that would hold myattention, but I understand so much more now and am thankful for it. Thestory is a little long, but the writing is strong and seamless. If you'relooking for a new beach read this summer, pick up Flipping! — Mindingspot --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.