Review: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns by Lauren Weisberger Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns
by Lauren Weisberger
reviewed by Kelly Smith

The long anticipated sequel to The Devil Wears Prada is here and revisits Andy, Emily and Miranda ten years after Andy gave Miranda and the job “a million girls would die for” a righteous send off. Andy and Emily are now best friends who have joined forces and launched “The Plunge,” a highly successful bridal magazine. Emily is married and Andy is about to marry the love of her life in a grand wedding that will, of course, be featured in “The Plunge.”

The magazine is so successful that it catches the eye of the Devil herself, Miranda Priestly, Continue reading Review: Revenge Wears Prada: The Devil Returns

Review: Looking For La La

Looking For La La by Ellie Campbell Looking For La La
by Ellie Campbell
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Cathy is a stay-at-home mom (or mum since the book is set in the outskirts of London), who, like many before her and scores more to come after, is utterly bored with getting the kids off to school, cleaning the house before the housekeeper gets there, doing the shopping and all the other assorted mundane chores that encompass a stay-at-home mum’s days. When a mysterious postcard arrives through the mail slot containing a sweet nothing for Cathy’s husband Declan and signed “Love from La La,” Cathy is off and running in her quest to discover just who La La is.

As Cathy tries to find the person behind La La, a myriad of suspects emerge throughout the book. Continue reading Review: Looking For La La

Review: See Mommy Run

See Mommy Run
by Laura Kennedy
reviewed by Kelly Smith
Rating: 4 Stars
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Margie McDougal has had it. She’s reached her breaking point with her husband Mike who treats her like wallpaper and her teenage daughters, Kim and Molly, who treat her like she’s the enemy. Trapped in a dead-end job that was supposed to be temporary and a family life that’s devoid of every emotion except for anger, Margie packs her bags and runs away. Arriving in San Francisco with a couple of bucks and not a clue what to do next, Margie slowly rebuilds her life. Continue reading Review: See Mommy Run

Review: Beachcombers

Beachcombers
by Nancy Thayer
reviewed by Kelly Smith

When the lives of sisters Abbie and Emma Fox implode, they each return to their childhood home on Nantucket Island to lick their wounds and figure out their next move. Younger sister Lily has never left the island, taking care of their father Jim and the house which hasn’t left her much time to figure out where her life is headed. Their mother committed suicide when they were young and changed each sister in very different ways. These differences become glaring when they’re all under the same roof once again as each sister struggles with reconciling what’s happened in their lives with the unknown of the future. Continue reading Review: Beachcombers

Review: Twenties Girl


Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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When Lara Lington’s great-aunt Sadie passes away at the ripe old age of 105, her family puts in an obligatory appearance at her funeral. No family member has visited the old lady in decades and Lara, suffering from a break-up with her boyfriend, isn’t really sure why she’s there at all. It’s a good thing she was though, because Sadie appears to Lara in her full-on Roaring Twenties ghostly garb and demands that Lara find her necklace. Continue reading Review: Twenties Girl

Review: Celebutantes


Celebutantes
by Amanda Goldberg & Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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Lola Santisi is the daughter of once high-powered Hollywood director Paulie, who’s banking on his latest picture to launch him back into Hollywood royalty. Lola, however, is having a tough time figuring out what it is she wants to do with the rest of her life, especially after having been cast by her father in the film that caused his Hollywood fall from grace. Acting is not her forte, but Lola knows a lot of people and is crazy about fashion. Her BGF (best gay friend) is a totally great designer Continue reading Review: Celebutantes

Review: The Divorce Party


The Divorce Party
by Laura Dave
reviewed by Kelly Y. Smith, Guest reviewer
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Set in Montauk at the family home, Huntington Hall, The Divorce Party takes a look at the lives of two women, Gwyn Huntington and her (soon-to-be?) daughter-in-law, Maggie, as they each navigate the status of their respective relationships; Gwyn with husband Thomas and Maggie with Nate, Gwyn and Thomas’s son. Gwyn and Thomas are throwing themselves a Divorce Party, which, it appears, is the civilized thing to do when a marriage of thirty-some years runs its course and the couple have nothing but respect and admiration for one another. Maggie is invited to the party by Nate, which is the first time that Maggie will be meeting Gwyn and Thomas. Maggie thinks the occasion is a bit odd for a first time meeting but goes along with it. Continue reading Review: The Divorce Party

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