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From beloved New York Times best-selling author Jenny Colgan, a heartwarming and hilarious comedy about a pampered London socialite forced to live life among the common folk. 

Sophie Chesterton is London's "It Girl". She knows all the right people, goes to all the right parties, and wears all the right clothes...and her rich parents pay for everything. But deep down she suspects that her best "friends" - and her posh lifestyle - are nothing but shallow fakes. Then one evening Sophie's life takes a shocking, drastic turn, and her father decides it's high time for the party girl to make her own way in the world. 

Forced to earn a meager living as a lowly assistant to a "glamour" photographer, live in a shabby flat with four smelly boys, and eat baked beans from the can - Sophie is desperate to get her old life back, at any cost. But does a girl really need diamonds to be happy? 

Full of warmth and sparkle, Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend is a surprisingly winning tale about luxury, life lessons, and the surprisingly low cost of true happiness.

©2009, 2020 Jenny Colgan (P)2020 HarperAudio

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The escape I needed

After weeks of intense stress and seriousness, I needed a book to escape into. I needed one that would carry me away with a sweet story and let me relax. This one delivered exactly that. It’s smooth and sweet, with just enough sad mixed in to keep it somewhat grounded. An enjoyable respite. Not quite as good as some of Colgan’s others, but endearing characters nonetheless.

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Not my favorite Colgan

Sophie was not my favorite Colgan heroine, but I was happy with the ending.

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On par for a Colgan story

My review title pretty much says it all. There are better and worse little novels out there. The ending was good and outcome is predictable. If you are looking for a story to pass the time while working on a hobby or another activity this will work. What I am looking for is an adventure novel with some juicy relationships thrown in which keep me riveted until the end. This one does not do it for me. Characters are pretty well developed. Some parts were ho-hum. The best part is Karen Cass's narration.

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Sophie

Sophie may be my favorite character so far. Wonderful story and a really great ending.

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A fun listen!

I really enjoyed this book! A new author for me; the characters were well-depicted and it was a fun ride!