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Waiting on Wednesday: Thin Rich Pretty by Beth Harbison

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope In a Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous, comes a novel about old rivalries, deep secrets, and the three things all women wish they were
Twenty years ago, when they were teenagers, Holly and Nicola were the outsiders at summer camp. Holly was the plump one, a dreamer who longed to be an artist. Nicola was the shy, plain one who wanted nothing more than to be beautiful. Their cabin nemesis was Lexi. Rich, spoiled, evil Lexi. One night, Holly and Nicola team up to pull one, daring act of vengeance. But they never dream that this one act will have repercussions that will reach into the future, even twenty years later. And they never realize the secret pain that Lexi holds very close, and how their need for revenge costs Lexi a great deal.
Today, Holly is a successful gallery owner, who has put her own artistic dreams on hold. She struggles with her weight and for approval from her constantly-criticizing boyfriend. Nicola, is an almost-famous actress who believes that one little plastic surgery fix is just what she needs to put her over the edge into fame. And Lexi…Lexi is down on her luck and totally broke.
Holly will do anything to be thin. Lexi will do anything to be rich. And Nicola will do anything to be pretty. Thin, Rich, Pretty is the story of three women who believe that happiness is the next dress size down, the next dollar figure up, or the next appreciative glance from a stranger. But mostly it’s the story of how three women save each other, and show each other the path to true contentment. Told with Beth Harbison’s knack for thirty and fortysomething nostalgia, and heartwarming humor, Thin, Rich, Pretty will strike a chord with any woman who has ever got on the scale, looked in the mirror, or the bank, and said, “if only…”

About the Author

BETH HARBISON is the New York Times bestselling author of Hope In A Jar, Secrets of a Shoe Addict, and Shoe Addicts Anonymous. She is also a serious product junkie, with enough lip glosses, shampoos, conditioners, and foundations to lube every car on the streets of suburban D.C., where she lives with her husband and two children.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312381980
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312381981

If any one at St Martin's wants to send me a copy, I wouldn't complain.  I am so in chick lit mode!


    7 comments:

    1. I think many readers will identify with themes in this novel. Nice pick!

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    2. I'm reading Shoe Addicts Anonymous right now...Can't wait to read this one.... I am in total Chick-Lit-Summer-Beach-Read mode too! :)

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    3. I've got this one on my list, too. Sounds like a great summer read...!

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    4. This sounds wonderful. Will keep an eye out for a review when it comes out!

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    5. I thought she was the Shoe Addict author! Looks like a good one.

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    6. Sounds like a book I would enjoy. I love a book that takes the character from child to adult.

      lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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    7. thin, rich and pretty
      that pretty much covers almost everybody's wants, at least at some point in their lives.

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