Jeanie Callahan sells coupons. Working her territory, Jeanie convinces business owners to buy and offer coupons that will increase their sales. She’s always looking for new angles to acquire customers, and a challenge given by her boss is the extra push she needs to forge ahead to new opportunities. So she auditions for a community theater production of The Sound of Music, which turns out to be both a blessing and a curse for business and for love.
Coupon Girl is filled with humor and strange characters. Jeanie doesn’t have a typical job, and the details of her daily tasks are interesting but get a little old after awhile. There’s not much of romance included for a chick lit novel. Jeanie does have a relationship with her play’s director, but it never goes anywhere. This is a bit disappointing, but the fun tidbits about the play’s auditions, rehearsals, and production are fun and clever. There are some definite laugh-out-loud moments with the play. Again, Coupon Girl is atypical for the genre, but still endearing and a worthwhile read.