Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Review #54: Beautiful People by Wendy Holden

Title: Beautiful People

Author: Wendy Holden
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Genre: Fiction (Chick lit)
Format: Review copy from Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-4-22-3715-7
Price/Pages: $14.99/app. 410
Release Date: April

My Review and Description:

I have never read Wendy Holden before but checking out her website I discover she has quite a following and a long list of novels under her belt. So this intrigued me even more! Beautiful People is safe to say a chick-lit kind of book but that doesn't make it any less of a novel or "fluffy".

It focuses on three very different women.

Darcy: a struggling, little known actress from London who gets a call from a big time Los Angeles director for a feature role.

Belle: an anxious, expired actress who was last year's big news and now can't get anyone to call her back.

Emma: an average, down-to-earth nanny who witnesses the crazy world of celebrity moms.

This was a fun sparkling jet set read! (sounds cheesy but it's fitting) As different and sometimes silly as the women (and the world they lived in) were at times, I enjoyed reading their adventures. You get lots of Hollywood and international glamour. Though this was centered around the entertainment industry, Holden reminded me of Lisa Jewell and Helen Fielding, two other popular British authors.

Because we are getting into warmer weather, I would suggest this for a beach/vacation read. Thank you so much to Danielle at Sourcebooks for my copy to read and review. I am going to pass it on to my good friend Cheryl next who is a huge fan of chick lit!

Author Info:
Wendy Holden has published nine novels, all being top 10 bestsellers in the UK, and is married with two young children. Her novels include Farm Fatale, Bad Heir Day, Simply Divine, Gossip Hound, The Wives of Bath, The School for Husbands, Azur Like it, and Filthy Rich.
You have to check out her website here to check out the fabulous covers of these novels!

Rating: 4 stars/ 6 stars
I would rate this one a 4, definitely worth a recommendation. It is not one that I would need to own but an author of interest to keep an eye on in the future. Come on, who doesn't want to read about the dirty side of Hollywood?

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Julie@My5monkeys said...

sometimes its good to have some chick lit. :)

Staci said...

Love to read about Hollywood's underbelly...sounds like a fun read indeed!

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

a good, fun chick lit book is always entertaining! especially if you've been reading anything heavy. =]
her website looks cool!

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Ooops, I typed in her website link wrong. It's www.officialwendyholden.com


Anonymous said...

I don't mind chick-lit once in awhile. This sounds like a fun read. :)

My Book Barn said...

This one sounds like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!

Jenny said...

Sounds fun! I saw this at BN and thought it looked cute.

Celticlady's Reviews said...

I liked to read Wendy Holden when I am in the mood for chic lit.... Thanks for stopping by my A-Z Wednesday...

Tales of Whimsy said...

Great review. I should check this out.

Nina said...

I never heard of this book before, but the cover looks cute. It also sounds like a fun chicklit to read in the summer. Thanks for the review.

Teresa said...

I might have to check this one out. Thanks!

Cheryl said...

always enjoy a mention, especially when it means I'll be getting a book from you!

Priya Parmar said...

so glad i found this! i agree--the covers are stunning!