Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Monday, July 27, 2015
Long time Marie Clare fashion director, Lucy Sykes, teamed up with Yahoo Travel editor, Jo Piazza, to pen a hilarious high fashion novel that will have readers in stitches. Imogen Tate, editor in chief of Glossy magazine, must compete with her former assistant, Eve Morton, who is intent on taking over her job and pushing Glossy into the digital age. Eve bullies her way to the top and tries to make forty something Imogen feel like a dinosaur at every turn. Eve turns the beloved magazine into an app, fires most of the staff, and creates the most hellish work environment imaginable. Can Imogen become tech savvy enough in time to save her job? Imogen and Eve must battle over fashion in the digital age; is there still a place for style innovators or just tech imitators? The story is narrated beautifully by Audie award winning, Katherine Kellgren; who does a fantastic job of bringing to life the sarcasm, wit, and incredulity of the characters. Verdict For fans of Sex in the City, The Devil Wears Prada, and high fashion. - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin, IN
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
Bowen, an award-winning children's book author, makes her adult debut with this captivating beach read. Young mothers, Lottie and Rose, spy an ad for a cottage for rent on Little Lost Island in Maine. Neither can afford it, but they are desperate for some space from their families, so they place ads of their own looking for two other boarders to share the rent. Their ad turns up the brilliant (albeit publicly shamed) actress, Caroline Dester, and stodgy old Beverly Fisher, who is trying to recoup after the loss of his pet. This quartet of quirky renters fall in love with the island and its ways and despite their differences, start to befriend one another. The island is the perfect place for them to come to terms with failed careers, marriages, dreams, and heartbreak. Narrator, Sierra Boggess, does a fantastic job of bringing to life the flawed, yet beautiful characters. Verdict For fans of light, breezy, beach reads. - Erin Cataldi, Johnson Co. Public Library, Franklin, IN
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
When Laurel accepts her best friend's invitation to go on a weight loss cruise, she has no idea what to expect. The cruise is celebrating the launch of Solu, a new diet supplement that is supposed to melt the weight off you. Everyone on the ship is estimated to lose at least 5% of the body weight during the week of the cruise. Viv is beyond excited, she hates her body, and can't wait to shed some pounds, Laurel on the other hand, is completely happy with the way she looks. Sure she could stand to lose a pound or two, but it doesn't bother her. While on board, they bump into many celebrities and overweight rich people, but one man in particular catches Laurel's eye, Tom. Tom is a former child star, and absolutely stunning. He is the official host of the cruise, and besides Laurel, might be the only one not taking Solu. After a few random encounters the two find themselves growing closer as Laurel and Viv find themselves growing more distant. The Solu is having a weird effect on people and each day the signs are more noticeable. Can Tom and Laurel get to the bottom of it before it's too late? An exciting fresh young adult read!