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THE DALLAS WOMEN'S GUIDE TO GOLD-DIGGING WITH PRIDE

J. C. CONKLIN

Contemporary/Romance Fiction

Ballantine Books
Published May 2007
ISBN: 9780345492944

What's one to do when the biological clock is ticking away and one's beau has, to put it quite frankly, dumped you and gone on to a fashionably well-known and rich Dallas lady? Why, it's really quite simple - join the hunt!

So Jenny Barton at 29 years old moves to Dallas, Texas from New York, transferring her skills as a Wall Street Journal reporter to the south, along with her determination to wed soon and only out of the best Texas stock. Jenny's quickly assisted by Aimee, a paralegal who herself has been ditched for the same reasons as Jenny. So Aimee sets out to train Jenny, and we get to enjoy the romp.

Use the Internet and other sources to totally investigate one's selection, find a secret way to learn "his" every like and dislike, follow when necessary, and do all that before following one's heart and mind, the latter not necessarily required in carrying out the pre-nuptial plans to success and happiness!

J. C. Conklin has written a luscious, funny-to-the-bone, romp about the way romantic relationships evolve in Dallas, Texas in reality. The process is ludicrous and yet is something that will enthrall readers to the core. Doesn't everyone dream of marrying Prince or Princess Charming?

Though not the main highlights of the plot, the hidden Anti-Semite thinking still lurking in some of the South and what constitutes successful writing for one of the major American newspapers are scintillating subplots that add to the satirical side of this spoof on finding one's true love.

Jenny is a credible, funny and determined character who will hold your interest and under those crazy thoughts and dreams will touch your heart with her desire for what REALLY matters!

Reviewed by Viviane Crystal on July 1, 2007

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