India's Summer

India's Summer

by Therese

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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: 9781936558346
Publisher: Fiction Studio, The
Publication date: 01/18/2012
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

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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India's Summer 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Lilac_Wolf More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about sisterly love and a change of life! I wish I read this for the summer, would have made this better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't expect much from this one and was surprised on liking it. Good story on turning 40 and changing your lifestyle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nothing deep or complex here but a nice story.
esonic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A shallow, children¿s fairy tale. Pleasant, if simplistic.I bought the book on recommendation from Sir Ken Robinson, hailing it as a captivating and inspiring story of women¿s empowerment. A couple of pages into it turned out it was rather a fairy tale. Los Angeles, California - always sunny, always strolling from one party to another, glamour and luxury, and every paragraph seems to have some clothing brand name included.The real story was to be about India, who lived 40 years teaching kids in a school in London, wishing for a different life, and in a course of one summer finally getting there - turning her fate to become a renowned specialist on parent-teen behavior, and meeting Prince Charming while she¿s at it. Such a big turn in life is all about internal reconstruction of the hero and the book simply makes it too shallow. There¿s not nearly enough diving into the soul of India and exploring what she feels and what decisions she makes.Next to that, the story is simply unlikely - a series of events stripped directly from Cinderella. 12-year-old girls would likely be delighted by the plot and scenery, but for anyone older than that it just reads like a children¿s book.All this isn¿t to say that I didn¿t enjoy the book - it was pleasant to read. But with such an endorsement I was expecting much more than I received.
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AnnieMcDonnell More than 1 year ago
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”.
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