Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add guys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's chick-lit series for young adults!
Christmas is coming, and Mrs. Carter treats the girls to a weekend trip to General Harding's luxurious Vermont ski lodge. Naturally, she has no idea that Taylor has invited some guys to follow them - boys who have a different type of adventure in mind. At the lodge, Mrs. Carter is caught up in her own world, and DJ, Connor, Rhiannon, and Bradford are left to keep the chaos to a minimum. But as the foursome tries to keep their friends out of trouble, DJ discovers trouble is finding her, as rumors about her and Connor begin to fly. It will take all of DJ's faith to weather this trip.