August 28, 2018

Lagging Indicators

"A lagging indicator is an economic indicator that changes following a change in the economy, such as unemployment." ~ 1%

It is October 2009 and Mia Lewis is on top of her game professionally. Working and surviving on Wall Street is a dream come true. She is a 35-year-old independent woman and the Head of Equities at Atlas Capital. She always does what is best for the firm, and trust her instinct at the same time. But one heat-of-the-moment reaction ushers her downfall.

Suddenly Mia's entire career is taken away. Disgraced, broke, and thrown under the bus. No calling in favors. Jabbing elbows with those of Wall Street means nothing. So what better time than now to take a break from it all? She escapes to a cottage in upstate New York to repair her reputation and figure out what's next. She doesn't expect to connect with a handsome single dad. But a past she's intentionally kept hidden jeopardizes her future.

"Maybe I functioned better in a world of facts and figures; emotions were too erratic." ~ 9%

Finally a book about an industry I am familiar with and a main character of color! Author Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg really put her best writing hand forward and did due diligence. Her research is apparent in the details, yet it was not full of jargon that the everyday reader could not follow. From the book cover with stock quotes and a black woman dressed business casual to the industry related title, Lagging Indicators is on point. I am quite impressed!

"I've never used my gender or played the race card in my entire career and I'm worried that I make that claim they'll try to paint me as an 'angry black woman.'" ~ 21%

I have not closely related to a main character in a long time. That is, before Mia Lewis came along. I understood her decisions, her connections with numbers and knowledge of the market. Not once did I roll my eyes at something Mia said or did. In fact, I predicted her next moves simply because it was something I would have done too. Readers in the finance industry will find this fiction book accurate yet a great escape. Lagging Indicators is a new release available now!

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Lagging Indicators
Author: Jennifer Anglade Dahlberg
Published: July 2018
Pages: 342
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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