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THE DALLAS WOMEN’S GUIDE TO GOLD-DIGGING WITH PRIDE
J.C. CONKLIN
ISBN# 978-0-345-49294-4
May 2007
Ballantine Books
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Hard Cover
$22.95
293 pages
Contemporary
Rating: 4 Cups

Jenny Barton is a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal. She is also in search of a husband, preferably rich, and is following the example of her roommate Aimee. I particularly liked Aimee’s systematic method, but disliked her self-medication to be with her fiancé.

Baylor Jones seems to have everything Jenny is interested in, but her friends warn her away. Jenny’s half-Jewish heritage may inhibit the path to true love because rumor has it he's an anti-Semite.

In Dallas, husband hunting and gold digging are serious business. Women are becoming desperate in their search for Mr. Right and are getting less and less fussy about the packaging as long as the financials add up.

I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book. The women’s relentless search for a rich husband is both funny and sad. Jenny seems to really grow up in this story. Jenny cannot help her attraction for Baylor, but is put off by an anti-Semitic incident that may or may not have happened in the past. Her other option, Jackson, is not that wonderful either, but her options are limited. The author explores this topic with humor, but does not leave out the sad lives that some women sell themselves into. Fortunately, with the exception of two, these women are smart enough find what they need to be happy. The dialogue is fresh and snappy and the story line makes this book very hard to put down.

Maura
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