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India Butler, single and about to turn forty, travels to LA in an attempt to reinvent her life. In a world rarely illuminated by the flashbulbs of the paparazzi, she discovers the true meaning of “having it all."
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Overview


India Butler, single and about to turn forty, travels to LA in an attempt to reinvent her life. In a world rarely illuminated by the flashbulbs of the paparazzi, she discovers the true meaning of “having it all."
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  • ISBN-13: 9781611881080
  • Publisher: Story Plant, The
  • Publication date: 9/10/2013
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Thérèse is best friends with many people who are award winning journalists and New York Times bestselling writers. She lives in Los Angeles in a house and in Paris in her imagination.
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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 6, 2012

    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 goods.

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Love!

    Great book about sisterly love and a change of life! I wish I read this for the summer, would have made this better

    1 out of 1 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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  • Posted August 13, 2012

    A remarkable cross between “Bridget Jones’s Dairy&rd

    A remarkable cross between “Bridget Jones’s Dairy” and “The Devil wears Prada”!
    Turning 40 years old has never been easy, not even for India. This book is not quite in line with the dramatic search for love as in” Bridget Jones’s Diary”; but, as India searches for what her soul truly wants to do with the rest of her life is. So, she moves from England to America to stay with her twin sister, Annie with the hopes of figuring her life out once and for all.
    She is desperately obsessed with all of the bling in Beverly Hills, even before she gets on the plane for Los Angeles. Outfits are described so well, I was having flashbacks to “The Devil wears Prada”. If you are also obsessed with fashion, you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
    India always wanted to write a book, she wants her Prince Charming and the good life. This book is about her pursuit of making her dreams come true. Lessons will be learned, friendships will be proven, and family will be reconnected.
    Thérèse delivers a perfect beach read. It is witty and heart-warming at the same time. India is a character that you will root for until the last page.
    Once you finish, you will realize that “40 really is the new 30”.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Sweetspirit

    Yes but i hav decided doing my deputy duties is more important than having kits. We can still be mates. Our den ia result 11

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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