"A good mainstream tale"
On Park Avenue in Manhattan, secretary Carla DiRoma
separately informs face to face the shocked Atkinson
cousins (Mary Beth, Nikki, and Gabrielle) that their
investment banker Lester Markham absconded with their trust
funds. The trio know that they are broke and used to a
golden spoon from having inherited their respective money.
Now the cousins need to find a way to earn money for basic
Surprisingly, though somewhat estranged over the years,
the threesome comes together planning to survive this
crisis. With the encouragement of Carla, they also chart a
course to find, prosecute, and get their money back from
Lester. However, to succeed they must forget that tragic
summer years ago that sent them on their separate paths and
stay united in their quest to regain what they lost, which
they will learn is much more than a mere fortune.
TRUST FUND BABIES is an insightful look at three
individuals struggling with a sudden reversal in their
lives. The cousins are warm engaging protagonists, but
they adapt too easily to their change in fortune (what?s a
million here - soon the cousins will be talking real
money). Carla is a wonderful "mother hen" and friend to
the not enough beleaguered Atkinson women. She enables
Jean Stone's novel to remain a fascinating tale.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 31, 2002