The Social Climber of Davenport Heights

  • by Pamela Morsi
  • Narrated by Isabelle Gordon
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jane Lofton has everything she ever dreamed of: a high-powered career, a fabulous home, a wealthy husband, David, and a beautiful daughter, Brynn. Of course, David also has a new girlfriend spending his old money. Brynn also has a therapist helping her articulate her contempt for her mother. And Jane also has…
…an obligation to the Man Upstairs. A chance meeting between her BMW and an 18-wheeler prompts Jane to make a deal: let her live and she’ll dedicate herself to Doing Good. Whatever that means. Jane’s platinum-card kung fu has taught her how to spend, but not how to give—turns out it’s actually pretty hard! But when her country-club life crumbles, Jane is faced with an even bigger challenge: replacing all her dreams and salvaging her soul.
Wise, witty and relentlessly real, The Social Climber of Davenport Heights is a story about discovering the difference between what something costs…and what it's worth.

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A pleasant surprise

I bought the book based on a recommendation from a friend, expecting nothing other than a pleasant few hours.

After the first half hour, though, I was completely hooked.

This book isn't about religion, per se, there's no hidden Christian message, or a message from any other religion, either.

Instead, this is a story of a selfish, greedy woman who, in the moment before she thinks she will die, promises to live a better life, to "do good", and is delivered from what would have ended as a fatal automobile accident.

The ensuing story tells how she works to transform herself, in a way that comes across as plausible and possible here in the real world.

One caveat - I expected chick-lit from this title, and I think that's how it's classed on Audible, but it's not really chick-lit; it's a little more thought-provoking than the regular, garden-variety read-for-fun fiction.
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- Mobilis

Thank you Mobilis for a great rec!

I bought this on a whim after reading Mobilis's review and prepared myself for disappointment. When I heard the Harlequin intro I nearly choked. Why hadn't I listened to my instincts? I mean, look at the cover--this is going to be awful!! But from the first chapter I was hooked. This is an amazingly good time without a hint of chick lit about it. Its a feel-good tale that is well narrated and well written and most of all had me dying to get back to it. It made me laugh and at one point it even made me cry. Get this if you have a spare credit, you wont regret it.
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- Jennifer "Tell us about yourself!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-04-2010
  • Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.