Sharon Geltner



In Palm Beach, a girl can never be too rich, too thin or have too many tiaras.

Bookstagrammers reviews of CHARITY BASHED: "Glitzy glam." "Funny." "Cackled from chapter to chapter." "Scandalous Palm Beach." "Engaging beach read." "The tabloid of mysteries." (We're taking the last one as a compliment!) 😉

RW Bookclub: "Really enjoyed it. Quick witted, fun, loved the characters!"

Goodreads: "Fun and funny."

This is a town where the ahem, family jewels, are often borrowed from boutiques on Worth Avenue and NOTHING is quite as it seems.

Publishers Weekly says CHARITY BASHED is a "frothy confection of glitter and grunge...[a] tight, social drama."

Tim "The Byrdman" Byrd, ( says, CHARITY BASHED "is the fiction read of the season..a can't put it down read."

The magazines Florida Woman and Palm Beach Woman excerpted CHARITY BASHED:

Philanthropy and special events expert Jay Van Vechten said:

"Sharon Geltner has written a saucy, spicy instant best seller about the underpinnings of Palm Beach Society as she knows it. While the Hamptons wind down after Labor Day, Palm Beach starts winding up for the season as regulars return to their nests. This year's topic of conversation is certain to be CHARITY BASHED. It is the perfect beach book or night stand novel you'll want to read from cover to cover for all the tasty tidbits Sharon reveals."

Where to find Sharon Geltner online

Where to buy in print


Trust Funny
Inspired by the foibles in Boca Raton, Florida; this film spoofs trust fund babies and the problems of the 1%. Enjoy!


Charity Bashed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,250. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Ever wonder what REALLY goes on at the secretive and posh enclaves in Palm Beach? Publishers Weekly, etc. recommend this fun beach read, which is also a satire and mystery. The plot: after a $10 million donor is found dead, a charity fund raiser stops panhandling among the elite & begins investigating fraud, mayhem & social climbing. In that order.

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beach read    charity    florida    gold coast    humor    madoff    mystery    palm beach    philanthropy    satire    scandal    socialites    society