Mostly fluff, stumbled upon in a Cambridge Used Bookstore and looked much more promising than it actually was. The characters were interesting, but it was basically the same, stale predictable chick lit with some dotcoms and business investing thrown in. Not as much of a woman's empowerment message as I thought it would be, and the ending was a bit too implausible. Too easy of a way out.
What a fun read! Set in a working-class suburb in the 1980's. From an adult daughter's viewpoint, she tells the tale of how her mom and a few other lady friends get together, do suburban community work, and somehow make ten million bucks. The entire book felt like a Saturday afternoon movie: no thinking needed, characters to enjoy, and a happy ending.
This is a fun book to read, the lowly triumph over the powerful. If you're in an investment club, you'll certainly get a kick out of the plot!
The mostly married,mostly middle-aged members of the Mostly Methodist Club were used to swapping recipes, not stock tips. But a pink-haired rebel named Skye found her way into the club, things changed. A fun book to read.
This is a very good book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It is very enjoyable and what those ladies do is a lot of fun.
A fun continuation of the story started in Ladies With Prospects.
A fun read - not terribly deep, but hard to put down.
This book was great for a light read - nothing too heavy!
Very clever. Takes ordinary women and with humor and wit makes them Wall Street successes. Very fun read.
The mostly married, mostly middle-aged members of the Mostly Methodist Club were used to swapping recipes, not stock tips. They'd taken few risks in their lives, and had even fewer adventures. But when a pink-haired young rebel named Skye found her way into the group, things changed. The ladies had already begun looking into investment opportunities, after realizing that their retirement earnings would barely keep thin in Burpee seeds and bakin powder. But it was Skye who tipped them off to a struggling new company that might be worth sinking a few dollars into. A company that was developing some interesting new technology. A company run by a man named Bill Gates.. enjoyable read
This takes place in Minnesota! That in itself is half the fun.
Members of a Saturday morning club in Larksdale, Minnesota, in 1983 venture timidly into the alien world of investing. This group of eight mostly married, mostly middle-aged, mostly Methodist members soon become the Larksdale Ladies Investment Club, resembling the much-heralded Beardstown Ladies of several years ago. Eventually these novices strike gold through investments in new companies such as Intel and Microsoft, thanks to insights from the group's sole young member--a pink-haired rebel named Skye. Hartwick intertwines the investment naivete of the club's eight members with their own personal development. Their financial savvy grows along with the portfolio's value, as does their control over their own lives and the influence they wield in their communities. In this rosy take on small-town life, nearly everyone experiences a crisis of some sort and works her way through it with the support of the group. And the men in their lives, mostly abusive or sly scoundrels, barely stand a chance as the women grow wiser and more fulfilled, not to mention wealthy beyond imagination.
Minnesota, 1983 "The Mostly Methodist Club met Saturday morning year-round, but was at its best in autumn and winter, when it helped steel the ladies for the Sundays their men spent watching TV sports with eyes glazed like so many holiday hams..."
About a group of finely drawn, humorous ladies who form an investment club in Minnesota.
From the back cover:
The Mostly Methodist Club met Saturday morning year-round, but was at its best in autumn and winter, when it helped stell the ladies for the Saturdays their men spent watching TV sports with eyes glazed liek so many holiday hams....
The mostly married, mostly middle-aged members of the Mostly Methodist Club...were used to swapping recipes, not stock tips....
VERY FUNNY BOOK AND ALL WOMEN CAN RELATE TO IT.