Recession Proof by Kimberly S. Lin

♥♥♥♥♥ You Gotta Read This Book ♥♥♥♥♥

Helen, our POV character, has allowed those around her and her own self-doubts to dictate what her life has become. From her college degree and her job to the man she plans to marry, her life is a string of passive aggressive mistakes. The good news is all that it’s all about to blow up in her face…very gently, of course. It starts with a fight between her and her boyfriend and ends with her losing her job and having to move in with her best girlfriend. With her life turned upside down, Helen has time to reflect on what she really wants for herself. She wants to be a writer. And when she meets Nate, she knows she wants him, too. But once again, life is complicated, and Helen’s fears and insecurities make Nate think twice about their relationship. Then the question becomes, can Helen make her dreams of falling in love and being a writer come true, or is she destined to fall back into her old habits and a life she never really wanted?

Recession Proof is a fun read. I think there’s a little bit of Helen in most everyone. That niggling of self-doubt that tells us we’re not good enough, or that it’s not really feasible to want to write/act/paint/sing for a living. Only those who can ignore that voice are able to go on to the feats they aspire to achieve. Does Helen make it? Well, you’re just going to have to read the book to find out.

And it is worth the read, but  I had to get over the numerous editorial mistakes in order to truly enjoy the book. As a writer myself, this is not an easy task. Now don’t get me wrong, every manuscript has problems. But that’s why we have editors, proof readers, and a host of people in our lives to help get us over these humps.

Unfortunately, for Ms. Lin, the errors take away from the professional presentation of the book and cause more distraction than any writer would want to compete against.  Great overall story, but what to do about the commas?

Be sure to visit Kimberly Lin’s blog tour page at Chicklit.com Leave a comment for your chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card (onform Chciklit Plus Bklog Tours).

Leave a comment here for a chance to win an e-copy of this book or any of the others I’ve reviewed in the last month. Thanks for stopping by! Lots of <3–Amie

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6 responses

  1. Thanks for being on tour with us!

    1. A pleasure as always! 🙂

  2. Thanks for the feedback. Definitely going through another round of edits 🙂

    Kimberly S. Lin

    kimberlyslin.com

    1. You’ve got a great story. Don’t give the reader any reason to think about something else (like punctuation or misspelled words). Keep ’em in the story!! 🙂 Best of luck to you!!

      1. Thank you!! I definitely appreciate your time and the critique! It’s extremely helpful!

  3. Thanks for bringing another cool book to our attention, Amie! Good luck Kimberly.

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