Best friends Annie and Sarah need cash—fast. Sarah, a beautiful, successful lawyer, wants nothing more than to have a baby. But balancing IVF treatments with a grueling eighty-hour workweek is no walk in the park. Meanwhile, Annie, a Harvard-grad chemist recently transplanted to Southern California, is cutting coupons to afford her young autistic son’s expensive therapy.
Desperate, the two friends come up with a brilliant plan: they’ll combine Sarah’s looks and Annie’s brains to sell a “luxury” antiaging face cream to the wealthy, fading beauties in Annie’s La Jolla book club. The scheme seems innocent enough, until Annie decides to add a special—and oh-so-illegal—ingredient that could bring their whole operation crashing to the ground.
Hilarious, intelligent, and warm, Crimes Against a Book Club is a delightful look at the lengths women will go to fend for their families and for one another.
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This book was a very fun and engaging read. It had twists and turns I did not expect. There were characters who made me laugh and marvel at the ends they would go to change their personal circumstances. I also loved see the friendship and determination throughout the novel. It was really fun to read. Crimes Against a Book Club is one of those reads that you need to talk to with somebody else because there was so much to discuss. This is one of those reads that is like peeling an onion...there is more depth and more layers than first assumed. I love that it tackles the topics we all think or feel (or wish we could pull off) and writes in a way that brings heart, warmth and life into focus. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I know you all will too! Fun for spring or your book club!!!
Kathy Cooperman spent four years performing improvisational comedy, then decided to do something less fun with her life. After graduating from Yale Law School, she went into criminal law, defending “innocent” (rich) clients. These days, she lives in Del Mar, California, with her husband and four challenging young children. Crimes Against a Book Club is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter @Kathy_Cooperman.
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