Wednesday 19 April 2023

Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson | Book Review

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Pineapple Street by Jenny Jackson
My rating: 3/5
Publisher: Hutchinson Heinemann 
Publication date: 13th April 2023

Old money. New family...

Pineapple Street in Brooklyn Heights is one of New York City's most desirable residences, and home to the glamorous and well-connected Stockton family...

Darley, the eldest daughter, has never had to worry about money. She followed her heart, trading her job and her inheritance for motherhood - but ended up sacrificing more of herself than she ever intended.

Sasha is marrying into the wealthy Stockton family, who are worlds apart from her own. She feels like the outsider, trying to navigate their impenetrable traditions and please her new mother-in-law - plus her hesitancy to sign a pre-nup has everyone questioning her true intentions.

Georgiana, the youngest, is falling in love with someone she can't (and really shouldn't) have - and is forced to confront the kind of person she wants to be.

Pineapple Street is a character driven book so if you are looking for fast-paced plot, this maybe isn't for you. In saying that, it is written in a way that totally immersed me and I felt like I knew the characters well.

Pineapple Street is told from the points of view of three women, Darley and Georgiana who are sisters and Sasha, their sister-in-law (married to their brother Cord). The Stockton family are very well-to-do and are in the 1%. They live in the Fruit Streets area of Brooklyn Heights, hence the title.

Darley is married to Malcolm and gave up her inheritance to be with him, although his career in banking means that they aren't stuck for money.

Sasha grew up in a middle class family, and this causes a bit of a rift between her and Cord's two sisters, especially as they believe she didn't sign a pre-nup. 

Georgiana is the baby of the family and at 25 following the death of a married colleague that she is having an affair with, decides that she wants to be a philanthropist and donates her inheritance.

The plot doesn't really go anywhere but the writing is entertaining. I read this whilst on holiday and I feel like it was the best way to read because I could fully relax. If you like reading about the lives of the rich, you will like this one.

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