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Review & Giveaway: “Recession Proof” (a novel) CLOSED

By Cathy Watters on Mar 26 2012 • Filed under Reviews

Kimberly S. Lin with her debut novel, "Recession Proof."Recession Proof is Kimberly S. Lin’s debut novel about a successful woman who did everything ‘right’ – got the education, secured the high-paying career, and landed the sexy (and successful) boyfriend. But then the recession hits and she spirals into an early mid-life crisis when she finds herself approaching 30 and suddenly unemployed.

I’ll admit it, the first few pages of this book didn’t spark my interest and if I’d been browsing in a bookstore, I probably would have put the book down and walked away. But I was at home and had the time to read just before bed, so I decided to give it a fair shake and read the first chapter. By the time I finished the first chapter, I really wanted to read the second chapter. And then, the next thing I knew, the birds were chirping outside, the sun was coming up, and I’d finished the entire book in one sitting!

I can’t even tell you what grabbed me, but something drew me into the story and kept me wanting to find out what would happen next. I was impressed by how real the characters were in their interactions with each other, and I kept thinking that this book would make a great movie or even a TV or Web series. I’m eager to find out what Kimberly will come up with next for her second novel, which she’s already writing.


Kimberly (the author) is offering to give away a copy of her book to two (2) lucky readers. Not only will she sign it, but she’ll also include a special message if you want. There is one required entry and several bonus entries. You need to do the required entry in order for the bonus entries to count.


Entrants from Canada and USA only, who are legally allowed to enter according to their local laws. (If the rules in your city, province, state or country say you can't enter this giveaway, then don't.) The giveaway sponsor (Kimberly) is taking care of mailing books to the winners, but if there are any other costs that arise (for example, taxes or import fees, etc) the Winners are responsible for dealing with that. Books will only be mailed out to winners with a mailing address in Canada or USA.


Giveaway ends April 22, 2012, at midnight (PST).


Please include your EMAIL address on every entry. If you’re worried about spam, it can be written like this or similar: name [at] yahoo dot com

Do a separate comment for each entry. Your comments are like raffle tickets: a separate one for every entry.

Free Book GiveAway: Recession Proof by Kimberlly S. LinREQUIRED ENTRY:

Visit Kimberly’s website and tell me one thing you learned:

BONUS ENTRIES: (give your twitter/facebook names in the comments section)

Join Kimberly on Facebook (1 entry)

Join Entrepreneurial Woman on Facebook (1 entry)

Follow Kimberly on Twitter (1 entry)

Follow Entrepreneurial Woman on Twitter (1 entry)

Tweet the Giveaway (1 entry per day)
And tell us here in the comments that you did so. Include your twitter name and day/time tweeted, or your twitter-message link thingy. You know…that link code that, if someone clicks on it, will take them directly to your tweeted message.

"Enter @ewoman_magazine’s Giveaway, “Recession Proof” – a novel by @KimberlySLin #EWMBooks"

Join Entrepreneurial Woman’s monthly newsletter. (2 entries)

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If you already follow us on Facebook or Twitter…YAY! Thanks! Let us know and give us your Facebook or Twitter name. If you’re already subscribed to the newsletter, let us know and give us the email you used to sign up with (so we can find you on our list.) You get entries as long as you remember to tell us and leave your comments below.


  • We value and respect your privacy.
  • When you enter a giveaway or join the newsletter, we only use your information in order to run the giveaway or deliver the newsletter. We do not give away or sell your information.
  • The potential winners will be contacted and, once confirmed, the winners real names and contact info will be sent to Kimberly so she can mail out the books, and we’ll publish some info (name/city/country) on EWM’s pages (website, Twitter, Facebook, newsletter) and/or on Kimberly’s pages (website/blog/Facebook/Twitter) as well, so everyone knows who won.


We received a free copy of the book so we could review it.


  1. And the WINNERS are……(drumrooooolllll)…….

    ==>>> Lilian Cheng


    ==>>> Nancye Davis

    Thank you everyone for entering, and thank you Kimberley for sponsoring this giveaway. Just FYI, this giveaway had over 100 pageviews.

  2. I learned Kim has a degree from UC Irvine.

    wordywon AT gmail DOT com

  3. I learned that Reccession proof is about a successful woman who suddenly become unemployed because of recession.

  4. I Tweeted!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Follow Entrepreneurial Woman on Twitter

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  6. I Follow Kimberly on Twitter

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  7. I joined Entrepreneurial Woman on Facebook

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. I joined Kimberly on Facebook

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  9. I learned that Kimberly has a degree in Economics

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net