Waiting on Wednesday–New Money: A Novel by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.  It’s designed for bloggers to spotlight the upcoming releases that they simply can’t wait to read.


I absolutely adored Lorraine Zago Rosenthal’s YA debut, Other Words for Love, so I’m excited about the release of her New Adult novel.  I’m intrigued by this new world of New Adult, but I’d read Lorraine’s new book regardless of that!

New MoneyTitle & Author: New Money: A Novel by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Release Date: September 10th, 2013

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (Thomas Dunne Books)

Summary (From Goodreads):

A young Southern woman of modest means suddenly finds herself thrust into New York’s high society when she discovers that she is the illegitimate daughter of a recently-deceased billionaire.

Savannah Morgan had high hopes. She dreamed of becoming a writer and escaping her South Carolina town, where snooty debutantes have always looked down on her. But at twenty-four, she’s become a frustrated ex-cheerleader who lives with her mother and wonders if rejecting a marriage proposal was a terrible mistake. Then Savannah’s world is shaken when she learns the father she never knew is Edward Stone, a billionaire media mogul who has left Savannah his fortune on the condition that she move to Manhattan and work at his global news corporation. Putting aside her mother’s disapproval, Savannah dives head first into a high-class life of wealth and luxury that is threatened by Edward’s other children–the infuriatingly arrogant Ned and his sharp-tongued sister, Caroline, whose joint mission is to get rid of Savannah. She deals with their treachery along with her complicated love life, and she eventually has to decide between Jack, a smooth and charming real estate executive, and Alex, a handsome aspiring writer/actor. Savannah must navigate a thrilling but dangerous city while trying to figure out what kind of man her father truly was.

NEW MONEY is a keenly observed, fun yet wise peek into a world of privilege and glamour with a spirited and charming heroine at its center.


  1. This sounds like a reverse Hart Of Dixie (an awesome show if you haven’t watched it before). I’ll be adding this to my goodreads. Great pick!
    My WOW

  2. Ooh! Great pick here! Since it’s a reverse of Hart of Dixie I really got to see how this one turns out!

    Happy Reading!
    My WoW: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/04/waiting-on-wednesday-26-these-broken.html

  3. That sounds really great!!
    My Waiting on Wednesday

  4. Oh, I hadn’t heard of this one before. I read Other Words for Love a few months ago and loved parts and hated other parts, but I did really enjoy the writing. Thanks!

  5. Never heard of this one before but I love the summary! Sounds awesome so I’m going to add it on my to-read list. Great pick and thanks for sharing!
    Come check out my WOW post.

  6. I’m going to have to check this one out – it looks like something I can pair with ‘Gatsby’ when we have the “old” money versus “new” money and how that affects the way people are viewed chat.

    And…I love that cover!

    Happy Reading!


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