Simply Divine

Simply Divine

by Wendy Holden

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ISBN-13: 9780755329731
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 08/07/2006

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Simply Divine 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
KKG on LibraryThing 28 days ago
The first sentence -- The organ swelled as Jane ... and the book, believe it or not, goes downhill after that.
Bookmarque on LibraryThing 28 days ago
These girls are unbelievably dumb. Everything about this book was completely predictable. When Jane leaves Gorgeous because of an offer from Fabulous, she thinks she will be able to finally ditch Champagne. But a child could see that it is because of Champagne that she got the offer at all. It¿s Champagne who brings her to Fabulous. And when she finds Champagne in the arms of Tom towards the end, it¿s obvious that Tom will turn out to be Champagne¿s brother. And when she is running Fabulous while the editor is back, she makes some changes that she is sure will get her fired. We all can see that the publisher will see her brilliance and will give her the editorship instead of keeping the one he has. It¿s also beyond belief that when Jane becomes editor, she thinks she will have to get someone else to ghost write Champagne¿s book. I guess it never dawned on her until someone practically said it, that Tom being a struggling writer would be the perfect person to do it. The one thing I didn¿t see coming was how Tally saves Mullions. Her hippie mother comes back and decides to turn it into an ashram. Some kind of mystical retreat type place. The opposite of a spa. With the greedy faker boyfriend out of the way, she uses this money to fix the place up. And Jane & Tom get married in the newly renovated estate chapel.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
How can this inane & badly written book can be compared to Bridget Jones?? I had absolutely no empathy for this character! She's a low budget version of Bridget...DON'T BOTHER!! Even the sequal to Bridget Jones was better than this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
what a book - simply the best i am about to go out and buy all of her published books that are available in sydney
Guest More than 1 year ago
Witty and original, Wendy Holden's "Simply Divine" lucidly describes the converging worlds of journalism and fame. Like a hidden camera, Holden's style reveals the truths behind the airbrushed and wholly prefect magazine covers to uncover pimply hung over models, perverted agents, and finally an audience of prowling, desperate businessmen longing to shore up their public image by willing to pay anything just to have a plastic barbie doll glued to their sides. Expecting the universe to submissively revolve around her, floats the ravishing Champagne D'Vyne; hence her name, she is the sweet champagne every man longs to taste. Entranced in a mania for rich men, money, and above all fame, Champagne is the simple epitome of celebrity socialite and will let nothing come between her and her desires. Champagne's conniving character is confronted with the sweet, overweight, and ghastly plain journalist Jane when their contrasting worlds are surprisingly interwined...Can these two opposing poles actually share something in common? A total must read that guarantees a huge smile on your face; works for me every time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't care what anyone else says, this book is absolutely enthrawling! It is fast paced yet easy to keep up with, the fresh ironic comedy is uplifting. I found it difficult to put the book down, it's a real page flipper. I simply cannot express what you people are missing out on! Although the book does require a certain light hearted, laid back audience, it reflects the humour of the London life style today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is extremely entertaining and very well-written. A good read for anyone who enjoys Bridget Jones Diary, or Anna Maxted's writing styles, but not as good as Getting Over It.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the funniest books I have ever had the fortune to come across!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, athough some parts were a bit slow. I thought it was very cleverly written. It was a good fictional comedic romance. The humor wasn't obvious, but it came from the irony that lied within the story. Overall I thought it was a very enjoyable book to read because it was different from a lot of the books that authors are coming out with.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Was so excited to read this book, I bought it in Canada. Didn't quite live upto the reviews. Billed as a comedy, this was barely the case. Athough somewhat entertaining, it was a bit long...but just overall so-so.