Friday, June 7, 2013

Book Club Friday

Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even twenty years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal.
Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly-criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi…Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke.
Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it’s the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison’s knack for thirty and fortysomething nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, “if only…” (via goodreads)
Overall I would give this book a C
Not my favorite of hers but a easy light read
I felt that with Lexi's character they focused on her past but never really told you why her Dad cut her off or his reasoning.
The author also made her fall in love to fast with the help guy.
If you are looking for just a light short read, this is your book.
Beth Harbison is a great author.
My favorite book of hers is Always Something There to Remind Me
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  1. The Beth Harbison books I'd read are her Shoe Addicts Anonymous. They aren't necessarily amazing books, but they are fun. It has been a while though since I've read any by her, but hope to pick something else up by her soon!

  2. I saw this and for whatever reason decided against buying it. Now I'm glad I did because you and I have such similar tastes that I'm sure I would have given it a C too.

    Thanks for the review!!

  3. I grabbed this one out of a box of books because the author's name sounds familiar and it looked like a light summer read :)