NANCY’S THEORY OF STYLE
Author: Grace Coopersmith
Source: Simon & Schuster
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416598863
- ISBN-13: 978-1416598862
Lively young socialite Nancy Carrington-Chambers has always believed an excellent sense of style and strict attention to detail are what it takes to succeed, but her own husband Todd is showing symptoms of incurable tackiness, so Nancy flees their McMansion for her posh San Francisco apartment. She knows her event planning company, Froth, is a real winner, but she must prove herself by reinventing the turgid Barbary Coast Historical Museum fundraiser. Luckily, Nancy now has the perfect assistant. Derek Cathcart is British, impeccably dressed, gorgeous, and clearly gay—so why does Nancy find him so attractive?
Before Nancy can unravel her feelings, her irresponsible cousin Birdie abandons her little daughter with Nancy and takes off. Nancy, Derek, and Eugenia make an unlikely “family,” but strangely it seems incredibly right. Now Nancy’s parents are pressuring her to return to Todd, and she still has to pull off a spectacular party. For someone who’s always known exactly where she’s going, Nancy is in dangerously uncharted waters.
After realizing that her marriage to Todd was a mistake, Nancy flee’s her married life to start a new one. She decides to head to San Francisco to open up her new event planning business named Froth. She ends up hiring Derek, a handsome, yet gay British man as her new assistant. Nancy at first seemed a little shallow and full of herself. Throughout the book, you learn why she acts the way she does and you start to rethink what you first thought of her. She ends up babysitting for a cousin, only the cousin Birdie never returns. She finds herself stuck with a child named Eugenia and is in over her head. With Derek’s help, Nancy finds that taking care of Eugenia isn’t as bad as she imagined. They end up making a cute, if not different pretend family.
If you are looking for your next beach read, or just looking for a fun and laugh out loud book to pass your time, then I highly recommend picking up this book! It was cute and quirky, with the right amount of down to earth plot that made it fun yet real.
Very Good! I would recommend this book!
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