Toni Lee Wells is out of control and her aunt simply is not going to stand for it. Never one to pull any punches, Aunt Corny gets right to the bottom line: get a job, keep it for a year, and get a five million dollar pay out. Easier said than done for the girl who never worked a day in her privileged life. But money is a powerful motivator and, before she knows it, Toni Lee is a teacher in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.
Toni Lee’s new career is full of comic missteps that made me chuckle more than once. In Girl Meets Class, we get to watch as a somewhat spoiled, selfish, and self-centered socialite turns into a caring and responsible teacher who puts her students and their welfare first. There are a lot of funny, touching, and heart-warming moments along the way – as well as some embarrassing and cringe-worthy ones, as well!
Girl Meets Class is, at times, predictable, but it’s a fun and enjoyable story. Along the way, Toni Lee Wells becomes a character you care about, root for, and grow to really like.
About the Author
Karin Gillespie is national bestselling author of five novels and a humor columnist for Augusta Magazine. Her nonfiction writing had been in the New York Times, The Writer Magazine and Romantic Times. She maintains a website and blog at Karingillespie.net. Sign up for her newsletter on her website, follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
More About the Book
Girl Meets Class
Paperback: 266 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (September 8, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1941962855 E-Book ASIN: B00ZD1VIXO
The unspooling of Toni Lee Wells’ Tiffany and Wild Turkey lifestyle begins with a trip to the Luckett County Jail drunk tank. An earlier wrist injury sidelined her pro tennis career, and now she’s trading her tennis whites for wild nights roaming the streets of Rose Hill, Georgia.
Her wealthy family finally gets fed up with her shenanigans. They cut off her monthly allowance but also make her a sweetheart deal: Get a job, keep it for a year, and you’ll receive an early inheritance. Act the fool or get fired, and you’ll lose it for good.
Toni Lee signs up for a fast-track Teacher Corps program. She hopes for an easy teaching gig, but what she gets is an assignment to Harriet Hall, a high school that churns out more thugs than scholars.
What’s a spoiled Southern belle to do when confronted with a bunch of street smart students who are determined to make her life as difficult as possible? Luckily, Carl, a handsome colleague, is willing to help her negotiate the rough teaching waters and keep her bed warm at night. But when Toni Lee gets involved with some dark dealings in the school system, she fears she might lose her new beau as well as her inheritance.
Want to win an e-copy of Girl Meets Class? Simply send an email to jenna[dot] czaplewski [at] gmail [dot] com by Sunday, September 20, 2015. Be sure to put Girl Meets Class in the subject line and tell me the name of your favorite teacher! Winner will be selected at random on Monday, September 21, 2015 and will be notified by email. Good luck!!
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