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.
Irresistibly funny and romantic, Nancy’s Theory of Style shows that happiness and love—just like fashion—aren’t about playing it safe.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416598863
- ISBN-13: 978-1416598862
ABSOLUTELY ADORED IT!
I heart Nancy.
I was sitting here wondering when I could get my hands on the next book in the Casa Dracula series and here it was on my nightstand for a week! I started reading Nancy's Theory of Style and by the fourth chapter when a certain character named Milagro appeared and I knew I had heard Nancy's name before, except I remember her as "Fancy Nancy". Nancy is of course Milagro's former roommate from college in the Casa Dracula series and her one liners are so snarky and special you will want to claim them as your own. Heck, half of the lines in this book would make witty comebacks that you should file away in your little black book of quotes. Of course, the book should be from Prada and in subtle carmel shade according to Nancy. The writing just sparkles and the humor jumps off the page.
This is THE book for summer! The plot has enough twists and turns to keep it from being typical chick lit, yet still leaves you feeling good. Even though you should probably hate Nancy for being so superficial, you have to love the fact that she grows and becomes someone that is responsible when all of those around her seem to fail at that quality. There are so many little plot details in this book that elevate it from the usual summer fare.
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