The Social Climber of Davenport Heights
- Narrated by: Isabelle Gordon
- Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-04-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Harlequin Books S.A.
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…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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By Mobilis on 06-15-10
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.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
By Klehan on 08-26-10
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
I had never read any of Pamela Morsi's books before and tried Bikini Car Wash. I really enjoyed it so I looked for more of her books, I got The Social Climber of Davenport Heights. At first I was skeptical, the narrator sounded so snooty and the character was so shallow, but that's the whole idea of this story! I really enjoyed it and had to listen to the end this morning before I could start my day. I recommend this book for anyone who enjoys chic lit or contemporary romance. Very entertaining.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful