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Lola's Money Paperback – February 19, 2015
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Rosanna Rae is married with three grown-up sons and lives in Livingston, Scotland. She has a B.A. (Open) in Social Science subjects and also took a writing course with The Writers Bureau some years ago. She spent 16 years at home raising her family and then returned to full-time secretarial employment in Edinburgh. LOLA’S MONEY is the author’s fifth novel. Other titles by the same author: LYNSEY’S SECRET JO’S DILEMMA KAREN’S AFFAIR APRIL’S MAN All titles are available in both paperback and e-book formats. If you would like more information, visit Amazon's Rosanna Rae Page or her website at: rosanna-rae-novels.com
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The other events that took place in this book were not big dramatic events. Plus they happened very quickly. So there was no high levels of excitement. In addition, the romance was mild. However, overall, did have a good Saturday afternoon reading this book.
Lola French, a financial adviser by profession wins huge money in lottery. She ends up dumping her boyfriend and moving out to her mother’s place exactly on the day that the lottery was announced. Lola’s colleagues find out about her recent winnings and eventually begin to resent her new status. Things turn worse, when Lola turns down romantic advances from Tom, her colleague when asked her out right on the day that the news of Lola’s winning spreads. Lola ends up quitting her job and going on a cruise with her mom, thanks to her recent financial status. However the supposed to be pleasing cruise wreaks havoc in her life and she is forced to get back to Tom. He recent past though, threatens her relationship with him. Read the book to know more. *no spoilers*
The writer beautifully proved how too much money too suddenly can wreck your life. Money tends to amplify negative human traits such as ego and greed. The writer, Rosanna, made Lola the perfect example of this. But at the end of the day, money can’t really buy love. It can only buy momentary happiness which disappears when the money disappears – again, the writer has done a brilliant job of illustrating this. The writing is simple sans the typical clinches used when money is the subject. I felt Lola’s character was developed with care as the story line progressed. Of course, every character had its own flaw. One part of the story that I absolutely loved was when Lola’s mom landed on Lola’s ex-boy friend’s door demanding he returns all her daughter’s belonging. That incident speaks volumes about typical mom behavior. In spite of the story being not really fast paced I enjoyed reading it!
MY SAY: Interesting read brilliantly illustrates why too much money is never good.
PLOT : 7/10
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 3/10 (Lower the better)
OVERALL RATING: 7/10
---- Vera Nazarian, a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy
Rosanna Rae, an English writer, pens her latest book, Lola's Money, which is about a young woman winning a major lottery, that follows her with a drastic change in her lifestyle, and this book is also about love and how it can't buy only momentary happiness but not love. This is a thrilling as well as an eye-opening coming-of-age story about greed, thrill, money and love.
Lola French is stunned when she wins millions on the Lottery, and she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. However, right from the start, before she even claims her winnings, things begin to change and she separates abruptly and acrimoniously from the man she has been living with.
Lola’s colleagues are initially pleased for her, but eventually begin to resent her new status. One of them, Tom, whom she really likes, asks her out; but he does it on the day that news of her win spreads through the office and she sadly turns him down. She decides to leave her job as a Financial Adviser in Edinburgh and explore the limitless possibilities of her new lifestyle.
When Lola and her mother excitedly set off on a Mediterranean cruise, it's not long before they both meet men they are interested in. However, their holiday of a lifetime catapults them into a life-changing sequence of dramatic and terrifying events that neither of them will ever forget. When she has to return to reality, Lola unexpectedly finds herself involved with Tom again! But the storm clouds are looming overhead, and as the recent past catches up with her and forces her to confront violence and danger once more, Lola risks losing Tom forever.
Lola, who worked as a Financial Adviser, left her job as well as kicked her boyfriend out, after winning a lottery, thus moving back with her mother. Together, they plan a cruise to find love which finally puts them on dangerous edge of life which finally puts a question on their mind whether money can actually buy love. Apart from that, after winning lottery, Lola soon changes back from a normal lifestyle to a posh lifestyle just to live in the moment, she even says no to the guy whom she had a crush on. Life changes when you get money, but does it bring long lasting happiness along with it?
The writing style is really nice and thought provoking. The narrative is highly engaging and that which moves in a smooth manner, moreover, it has been kept relatable by the author. The prose is at times evocative and can give a new perspective to the readers.
The story is an eye opener for many readers that shows what happens when hugh amount of money knocks at your middle class door, moreover, it also shows the demeanor of those around you, if you come across lots of money all of a sudden, that somehow counters your behavior to take the easy road to handle the money with ego, greed, over confidence etc, thus becoming your own means to self destruction.
The main character Lola, undergo a lot of growth all through out the story as the situations pull her from one bad event to another. Lola's attitude is an epitome of what happens when money hits your luck. The mother of the story too flows with the cash, it seems like money is controlling your mind and life. Then there is Tom, who jumps from one woman to another in no time, who too behaves like an idiot by asking Lola out once the speculation of her winning the lottery hits the whole office. The characters are all strongly developed and with their flaws, they make a delightful match for this story.
Overall, this is an interesting story that tells the readers lot about money, society, relationships in the modern day.
Verdict: A must read romantic thriller.
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