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One Broke Girl (Edgewood Falls Book 1) by [Helms, Rhonda]
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  • File Size: 3514 KB
  • Print Length: 117 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: April 3, 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JH089BQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793,603 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The main character, Anna, had depth, as did the plot line of her survival. She was independent and learned a lot about herself. I was proud of her growth and her determination, which I don't normally feel when reading chick lit I've found online. I enjoyed reading this, loved Anna's Edgewood friends, and had fun imagining her love interest.
Your book inspired me in writing my own e-book, Helms!

- Sylvie
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If you are looking for a fun, quick read but with meaning and emotion behind every word, then ‘One Broke Girl’ is the book for you.
As soon as I started this book, I connected immediately to the fun, and easy to read writing style, as well as the heroine who I just knew would soon have a very different view on life. Despite having little in common with Anna at the beginning of the book, I liked her immediately as she just seemed like one of those people who’d never experienced anything bad in her life, and was certain in her future. Close minded maybe, but it was a naivety that had me feeling sad for her, because I just knew that it wouldn’t last for long.
What I really loved about this story was the emotion behind it. It was a great fun read, and I laughed out loud at so many parts, as the author just had such a witty writing style that I adored, yet when it came to Anna’s money situation, I really felt for her, and admired the way that she did everything she could to help her dad, and didn’t once complain to him. I could feel her pain at her mother’s betrayal to both her and her father, and it made me really admire her as a character for taking charge and trying to make the best of her situation.
Even though this book is short, it was paced perfectly, and I really felt the character and story development grew at a natural, unhurried pace. Anna was a very real character, and I loved Gavin’s introduction to the story and how he was a huge part in helping Anna appreciate pleasure in the little things in life, and not in their expense. I liked the gradual progression of Anna’s realisation that she could be happy where she was, and I loved how honest she was with Gavin about having a boyfriend back home.
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This was a short story so the character development was a bit off. The mother up and left both the father and daughter and we find ourselves with one broke girl. Anna and her dad move back to her father's former hometown in Ohio and she sees Gavin who she went to school and dated as a kid. Anna goes from living the high life in New York City to working as a cafeteria worker at an elementary school. She tries her best to adjust to her situation but winds up not telling Stephen (her boyfriend from NY) and finds herself pulled toward Gavin and her new simplistic ways. There were a couple of twists and some growth on Anna's part but not enough of a look to get a great feel for how she will continue on her new found path. Was an easy enough read and not light on the angst.
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One Broke Girl is a New Adult riches to rags tale. Anna's world is turned upside down when her mum abandons Anna and her father, taking their money and their rich lifestyle with her. Anna has to leave the bright lights of New York behind as well as her fancy car, huge wardrobe and perfect boyfriend Steven. Returning to her father's hometown in Ohio seems likes Anna's worst nightmare but in time, it turns out Anna is exactly where she should be.

Anna was a likeable character and grew over the course of the story. Gavin was a sweet book boyfriend, he was also a kindergarten teacher *let the swooning commence*. I wish I got to know Gavin more, the romance was a small sub-plot as Anna's situation and new circumstances were at the forefront.

I loved Bianca, her no-nonsense attitude had me laughing and I really can't wait for her book. Anna needed real friends who wouldn't judge her circumstances, she found that with Natalie and Bianca and Bianca was always on hand with great advice!

"Talk or don’t talk to him—I won’t push. But if he’s impacting you this much, you shouldn’t ignore that to stay with someone who doesn’t put a tingle in your vajingle.”

"That was hot. I almost had an O just watching you two."

I liked the message behind the story; it took Anna losing her wealth for her to evaluate her life and her attitude. She had to work hard in order to make ends meet and in turn she realised life was more fulfilling this way. Sure we all know that but for a New Adult book, it was a good message. I love the cover; I think it captures Anna perfectly. I just thought the story would have an edgier feel to go with it.

This was my first book by Rhonda Helms, I thought it was very well written, my interest was held throughout the story.
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This is a short story, beginning the Edgewood Falls series and introducing Anna, a socialite fallen from grace after her mother leaves her and her father penniless in New York. They move to Edgewood Falls, Anna's father's childhood home and the place where she grew up, to a small apartment, leaving behind her friends and boyfriend who she is reluctant to tell of her situation.
Anna is a resilient character, taking care of her father, who sinks into depression, reigniting old friendships and finding a job at a local school where she connects with her first love, Gavin.
Although only a novella Rhonda Helms allows the reader to see a development in Anna's character, from the materialistic young woman at the start of the story, to the caring, unselfish and homely Anna in the latter part of One Broke Girl. The reader is able to establish a connection with her and her friends, Bianca and Natalie, who are fun and unpretentious.
One Broke Girl has friendship, romance, family drama and great writing. Perfect to curl up with on a sunny afternoon!
I received this as a complimentary review copy, but this has had no influence on my opinion.
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