So Carlisle takes a leave of absence from her law firm and goes to Texas to help. Her fiance, who has no idea she's an heiress, can't know that she's organizing the ball, handling the dramas of the girls involved, settling her mother's suit - and coming face to face with the true love of her life, whom she ran out on when she left Texas.
Her trip home challenges Carlisle's sense of herself and brings the pieces of her past togther, so that when she finally re-meets the man of her dreams, she's in a perfect place to tempt fate.
©2008 Linda Francis Lee; (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
I would recommend this to anyone who has ever been to Texas or is from there. This story was absolutely hysterical! I am an ex-Texas girl myself, and this book brought back so many memories of typical Texas ladies and expectations, etc. The author clearly did her homework.
Te4xas is one of the only places that has kept their old traditions of debutaunte life. It gave a true rendition of this tradition and added a great romantic back story.
No, but I will now.
It made me laugh out loud in some parts, and keep flipping the pages.
I loved this book and most of it might be because of the EXCELLENT Narrator. I mean, it wasn't story of great literary height but it was funny and entertaining. The Narrator made the book. She was great!
The female was a strong character with a well developed history and interesting relationships. The narrator did a great job. The author seamlessly transitioned into flashbacks and the relationship conflicts were grounded enough to balance the fluffy chick lit-ness.
Spanish Norman Horses
This book made me happy. The characters were flawed and still loveable with humor and heart. It was more than frivolous chick lit with a look at the relationship between mothers and daughters from a couple of perspectives. And a nice romance that felt real and complicated and not picture perfect.
I needed some light listening while I was doing other things and this book fit the bill. Entertaining and amusing characters. Confirms that Texas is a foreign country to this Midwestern girl, but amusing and worth the listen.
This book is one that I would categorize as a beach read. Light, entertaining, and not too taxing on your brain. I enjoyed the narration, except when she attempted a Boston accent. Being from Boston, the accent sounded VERY odd, definitely not a Boston accent.
The story is of a woman who grew up in a wealthy family in Texas but escapes for a career as a divorce lawyer in Boston. She is sucked back home to represent her mother in her divorce proceedings, and is later given the task of running the annual debutante ball. She takes a leave of absense from her job and fiance to complete these tasks.
In the end, the story is about facing your past, especially the past that you ran away from.
I'm not sure the time interval of the entire book - was it a couple of months? 6 months? a year? It was a little difficult to keep track of time.
In the end, I enjoyed the story and would recommend it to anyone looking for something that does not involve a lot of thinking.
Say something about yourself!
Nice story line easy to listen to. Read all 3 of Linda Francis Lee's books liked this one the best
The main character spent the entire book focusing on what was wrong with the people around her - which usually boiled down to either how unsophisticated they were, not having come from old money like her, or how wrapped up they were in themselves, whether they were too involved with their looks, or their personal causes. Yet she didn't seem to notice that she was as selfish, and stuck up as those around her that she criticised for those very flaws.
I rolled my eyes the entire way through the book, and the only reason I finished it was the fact that I was on a two week vacation with no Internet access.
Not worth your time.
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