Book Review: Lola’s Money

Lola's Money

Book Description:

Lola French is stunned when she wins millions on the Lottery, and she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. However, right from the start, before she even claims her winnings, things begin to change and she separates abruptly and acrimoniously from the man she has been living with.

Lola’s colleagues are initially pleased for her, but eventually begin to resent her new status. One of them, Tom, whom she really likes, asks her out; but he does it on the day that news of her win spreads through the office and she sadly turns him down. She decides to leave her job as a Financial Adviser in Edinburgh and explore the limitless possibilities of her new lifestyle.

When Lola and her mother excitedly set off on a Mediterranean cruise, it’s not long before they both meet men they are interested in. However, their holiday of a lifetime catapults them into a life-changing sequence of dramatic and terrifying events that neither of them will ever forget. When she has to return to reality, Lola unexpectedly finds herself involved with Tom again! But the storm clouds are looming overhead, and as the recent past catches up with her and forces her to confront violence and danger once more, Lola risks losing Tom forever.

About the author:

Rosanna Rae is married with three grown-up sons and lives in Livingston, Scotland. She has a B.A. (Open) in Social Science subjects and also took a writing course with The Writers Bureau some years ago. She spent 16 years at home raising her family and then returned to full-time secretarial employment in Edinburgh.

Rosanna has wanted to write fiction since she was ten years of age, after reading an abridged version of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. She is delighted to be now fulfilling that early ambition.

Lola‘s Money‘ is the author’s fifth novel; she is currently writing her sixth book.

My Thoughts:

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you won the lottery? What relationships might change? Where you might live? What you might do and where you might go with all that money?

We’ve all heard the adage money doesn’t buy happiness. We all know lottery winners often end up destitute and broke yet most of us wouldn’t mind laying out hands on a winning ticket.

In Lola’s Money the main character Lola French’s life changes dramatically when she watches television and realizes she’s won the lottery. Unfortunately that lottery ticket brings heartache rather than happiness.

As a writer of a personal finance blog I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The first chapter captured my attention as Lola discovers she’s won and immediately leaves her boyfriend behind in dramatic fashion. She leaves her world behind and gathers her mom for an on the seas adventure.

My husband always says I’d rather win money then earn it. He’s partially right. There is a lot of excitement and thrill in winning.

I don’t play the lottery but I have wondered what I’d do with a windfall. This book is s lot of fun to read for those who joke about winning the lottery.

Money doesn’t grant your every wish and sometimes it makes life rather complicated and messy.

1 thought on “Book Review: Lola’s Money”

  1. Thanks for the review and I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Despite all the adverse events in Lola’s Money, I count myself among those who would relish the opportunities a big win would bring!


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