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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Customer Reviews

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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

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.
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- Klehan

Book Details

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