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Monday, April 19, 2010

Beautiful People by Wendy Holden (Book Review)

Title: Beautiful People
Author: Wendy Holden
Publisher: Sourcebooks

About the book: A witty utterly addictive novel from bestselling author Wendy Holden.  Beautiful People is a tale wicked in its observations yet buoyant at its heart: an irresistible confection you'll want to devour immediately.

Darcy's a struggling English rose actress when The Call comes from L.A.  An Oscar-tastic director. A movie to make her famous. the hunkiest costar in Hollywood. So why doesn't she want to go?

Belle's a size-zero film star but she's in big, fat trouble. Hotter than the earth's core a year ago, she's now Tinseltown toast after her last film bombed. Can she get back to the big time?

Emma's a down-to-earth, down-on-her-luck nanny trying to weather London's cutthroat childcare scene and  celebrity mom whirlwinds.  What will it take for her to get back in control of her own life?

Jet to London, Hollywood, and Italy: toss in a passionate star chef, a kind-hearted, disillusioned paparazzo, and a reluctant male supermodel; and find Wendy Holden at her best -- a smash international hit.

My thoughts:  I am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella and Jill Mansell, so I was really looking forward to trying out this new-to-me author.  I am sorry to say that this book just didn't do it for me.  Halfway through, when I could set the book down and was in no hurry to get back to it, spoke volumes to me.  There was quite a cast of characters and not at all sure how they all related.  I will say though, since I am a fan of British chick lit, I hope to give this one another try - maybe later this summer.  Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea right now.

~I received this book free for review from Sourcebooks.~

Beautiful People
Publisher/Publication Date: Sourcebooks, April 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4022-3715-7
410 pages


bermudaonion said...

Too bad it's a stinker - the cover is fantastic.

Kaye said...

Wow, I really liked this one as a quick funny and yet still touching way. Try it again at a later date and see if you don't feel differently.

Priya Parmar said...

try farm fatale. it is a bit more closely linked together. and if you like british chick lit with more oomph, try nick coleridge. a much married man is brilliant!


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