We are back from our Punta Cana vacation (a post on that coming soon!) but I couldn’t help but post about the book I finished while we were there. My goal this year is to read 25 books- and to post about them here as often as I can!
Opening Belle is about Belle, a Wall Street executive who seemingly has it all. She’s a powerhouse at her job, has three beautiful kids, a husband who stays home, and a glorious West Side home. However, she is constantly berated at her male-dominated job, and sees others trying to get ahead by who is sleeping with whom. Belle’s husband, Bruce, feels like employment is beneath him, but isn’t really stepping up to the plate with the child rearing either. Everything seems to fall into Belle’s lap, and she is constantly trying to please everyone.
Things take an interesting turn when Belle’s ex-fiance, Henry, becomes her largest client, and she gets a glimpse of what her life could have been like. Meanwhile, she starts to sense a market crash, and her entire world seems like it’s turning upside down. Is she really content with Bruce? Will her male driven workplace ever recognize her or other females as equals?
It was a quick read (great for the beach!) with a story line that I really enjoyed. It was a fascinating point of view into the financial world from a woman’s perspective, and you can’t help but root for Belle as she handles whatever life throws at her.