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India's Summer

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Lots of fashion name dropping but also a story!

Nothing deep or complex here but a nice story.

posted by Rose_Coloured_Glasses on February 1, 2012

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

If you love name-dropping....

then this a book you will enjoy. Unfortunately, many of the branded names used in the book did not serve to conjure up descriptive pictures in my mind as well as other adjectives might have. It felt like nearly 10% of the book were either movie star names or brand name ...
then this a book you will enjoy. Unfortunately, many of the branded names used in the book did not serve to conjure up descriptive pictures in my mind as well as other adjectives might have. It felt like nearly 10% of the book were either movie star names or brand name goods.

posted by 9065086 on February 6, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2012

    Enjoyable.

    I didn't expect much from this one and was surprised on liking it. Good story on turning 40 and changing your lifestyle.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    Surprising!

    Initially, the book came across as a light summer read full of designer brands and disguised supporting characters. Since I am not "in the know", I felt kind of annoyed by trying to figure out who these characters were. However, as I continued to read, I truly enjoyed the developing story about the soon to be 40 year old India and her attempts to find fulfillment in her life. Great cover too. A good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Lots of fashion name dropping but also a story!

    Nothing deep or complex here but a nice story.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

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    A Lilac Wolf and Stuff Review

    This book is a chick lit novel all the way. I have seen complaints about the product dropping, but I thought it fit. After all, her sister is a movie star AND a rock star's wife. And out there, when you are that wealthy, that stuff is important. And I think Thérèse does a good job making the point about why that's a problem.

    India is a high school teacher from England. She comes to LA to visit her sister and figure out what she wants from her life. At first she just wants to see her sister, but then she can't stomach going home to her same dreary job. She wants to help troubled teens, not fill out paperwork.

    I like India and her sister, she takes these people that we would only know through the tabloid and makes them human. Granted they are completely out of touch with reality, but they are still people.

    I will say there were far too many errors in this book. When I find that many, I think maybe I should just start up my freelance editor business. Can't possibly do any worse than that person did. But it's not the worst I've ever seen and you can get around it.

    My final criticism. She would have Annabelle say something and then India would say "we call it" insert phrase "in England." But it would be a phrase I use in my own daily life. I'm from Michigan...born from people who are from Michigan. We are not English, I don't even know any English people. So I would get stuck on those points because either Michigan and England have the exact same phrases, or the author didn't do her homework. It was distracting from the novel.

    That being said, I really did enjoy the story and I was rooting for India through the whole book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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