Starting Out [NOOK Book]

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Starting Out follows the lives and loves of Americans Charlotte and her aunt, Emily (weirdly as they are much the same age), and British cousins Lucy and Poppy. The stories start in 1996 as the girls set out on their chosen paths. Charlotte, studios and ambitious for a career in Interior Design; will her career be derailed by the seriously sexy Bartolommeo her Italian design professor? Emily goes all out for fun, with a serious emphasis on sexual conquests; will her uninhibited behaviour return to haunt her? Lucy...
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Starting Out

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Overview

Starting Out follows the lives and loves of Americans Charlotte and her aunt, Emily (weirdly as they are much the same age), and British cousins Lucy and Poppy. The stories start in 1996 as the girls set out on their chosen paths. Charlotte, studios and ambitious for a career in Interior Design; will her career be derailed by the seriously sexy Bartolommeo her Italian design professor? Emily goes all out for fun, with a serious emphasis on sexual conquests; will her uninhibited behaviour return to haunt her? Lucy meets the man of her dreams and follows in her mother's footsteps up the aisle towards the happy ever after. Poppy lands in the lap of the Gods when her meteoric and successful modeling career leads to a Hollywood offer.
The novel is the first of a series of four. The stories follow the lives of these main characters and a few others whom have made minor appearances in the series The Friendship Diaries. The stories from both series are woven together so that you will meet up again with Charlotte's mother, Caitlin and Emily's mother, Ariel. Lucy's mother, Penny, and Jo, mother to Poppy and William. The boys Simon, Lucy's brother and Rebecca's two sons Ty and Ben also make appearances. The stories were inspired by the family saga genre, which has been updated into a modern format wherein friendships often take the place of the old style extended families.

The story charts the lives and loves of four girls as they set out in life. Charlotte, studios and ambitious, will she be thrown off course by her seriously sexy Italian Professor? Emily, all out for fun with an emphasis on sexual conquests, will her behaviour come back to haunt her? Lucy meets the man of her dreams. Poppy lands in the lap of the Gods when her meteoric modeling career leads to a Hollywood offer.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149237586
  • Publisher: Sarah Bevan Fischer
  • Publication date: 3/17/2013
  • Series: Beyond Friendship , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 147 KB

Meet the Author

Pinocchio Alert! Sarah Bevan Fischer is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Bevan Fischer now has over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. NOT HaHa!! She also makes up stories for a living and hey we all have to dream...

I hope that you will love reading the Friendship Diaries as much as I loved writing them. Caitlin, Rebecca, Suzanne and Penny have been my imaginary friends for a long time now.
I'd like to say a big thank you to all my real friends (as in the non-imaginary kind) for help with weeding out those pesky little typos and for their positive feedback and words of encouragement - Like just get on with it. Mm!

I don't think that there is anything in the world (of writing) that is quite as exciting as receiving feedback from ones readers (or even knowing that you have some). Thank you all so much for your kind remarks and helpful comments. You make all the effort for completely unattainable perfection worthwhile.
I have now almost completed the continuation of my girl's lives and the story of their children in the Beyond Friendship Series. As Suzanne ponders in the first series: Will love run smoother for the children than it had for their parents?

It won't be long now before all will be revealed.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2013

    Loved this story and can't wait to find out what happens next

    Loved this story and can't wait to find out what happens next

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    The first of the second series didn't disappoint.  I love these

    The first of the second series didn't disappoint.  I love these characters and really like the way that the younger generation have evolved.  The relationships between the characters are well drawn and reading about the ups and downs of life is rather addictive.  I like the way that the older characters still play a role in the story and the intergenerational stuff is different and inspiring.  The interrelationships between the main characters works well and the plot bounces along nicely from place to place and person to person.  Can't wit for the next!

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