New Money (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Lorraine Zago Rosenthal

Thomas Dunne Books, 9781250025357, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2013

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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 always had high hopes. She dreamed of becoming a writer and escaping her South Carolina town, where snooty debutantes looked down on her for not having a closet-full of Lilly Pulitzer and aspiring further than chairing a society ball one day. 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. But Savannah's world is turned upside-down when she learns that 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's 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, with the help of their icy socialite mother. Savannah's love life is also complicated by the move, and she eventually must decide between Jack, a smooth and charming real estate executive, and Alex, a handsome aspiring writer/actor. Now Savannah's must navigate a thrilling but treacherous city while she tries to figure out what kind of man her father truly was.

Lorraine Zago Rosenthal's 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.

About the Author

LORRAINE ZAGO ROSENTHAL was born and raised in New York City. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education from the University of South Florida. She also earned a master's degree in English, with a concentration in American and British literature, from Northern Kentucky University. Lorraine’s debut novel, Other Words for Love, was published in 2011. She currently lives near Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband.

Praise For New Money: A Novel

“Rosenthal tackles some contemporary issues in the midst of an agreeable fantasy.” —Kirkus Reviews

New Money is a fun, funny, heartfelt novel with a heroine so human and charming you can't help rooting for her. Lorraine Zago Rosenthal is a bright new voice in women's fiction.” —Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author of Firefly Lane and True Colors

“Who doesn't dream of waking up one day to find out you're the sole heir to a billionaire's fortune? (That's not just me, right?!) In Lorraine Zago Rosenthal's New Money, Savannah Morgan goes from a modest Souther upbringing to Manhattan high society in a New York minute. This delightful coming-of-age story will touch you, make you laugh, and keep you turning the pages long into the night.” —Brenda Janowitz, author of Recipe for a Happy Life

“Honestly confronts the pain associated with coming of age and first heartbreak.” —Publishers Weekly on Other Words for Love

“It's delicious fun.” —People on Independently Wealthy