Welcome to Tallulahland. Population: Growing.
Tallulah West thinks she's got everything figured out, from her interrupted career path to the men in her life. (Career path = anything to displease Dad. Nick = trusty best friend. Dad = see career path.) But when her world is turned upside down (again), not everyone acts accordingly and nothing goes as planned.
Once upon a time Tallulah was happy to follow in her father's footsteps. But then her mom died. Now she'd rather toil away for a hack designer than work on her own designs and lay claim to all that comes with being the only daughter of furniture-designing royalty. Which is a shame because Tallulah has so much talent.
Nick knows the truth that she's a little too good at making bad decisions and has no qualms about interfering in her life. But only after she finds the deed to a plot of land in North Carolina, an unexpected final gift from her mother, is she propelled into action. Accompanied by Nick and an excitement she hasn't felt in years, Tallulah heads south. She's following her mother's dream, but somewhere in the underbrush of an undeveloped plot of land, she finds her own.
Lynn Messina lives in New York City and works in magazines.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a follow up to Fashionistas, Tallulahland offers the same sarcastic, sensible vibe. It's nice to see a character develop! It's a great read. :)
This book has the same quirky, laugh-out-loud humor as Messina's debut Fashionistas. What surprised me about this book is how much raw emotion there is in it. Tallulah is dealing with her mother's death and the fact that her father has already moved on and married again, and she is punishing both herself and him for what she perceives as his betrayal. The characters are very funny and real and their story is engaging and entertaining. Read it!
Lynn Messina has once again created a very likable heroine in her character Tallulah. It's refreshing to read a story about a smart, single woman interested in more than where and when she'll meet her next boyfriend. This is also true of Vig in Messina's first novel Fashionistas; another great read. In both cases, I laughed out loud more times than I could count.
I read Messina's first book, Fashionistas, and her new novel, Tallulahland, is even better. I couldn't put it down. The characters are so endearing, the plot is engrossing, and Messina nails the home design world. This book transcends the chick-lit genre. TALLULAHLAND has heart.
I wonder if Lynn Messina is anyting like her characters, because if she is, she'd be one of the few females that I'd love to hang out with. Tallulah can't find her backbone but she's become best friends with her sarcasm, indecisiveness, and regard for friendship. Nick was the annoying know-it-all who sounded cute and made me want to read about him on every page because I enjoyed his presence. He WAS literally Tallulah's backbone and the camp scene was so fun, I wish I was back in my girl scouting days. Hannah was Tallulah's extravagant, vindictive side and Tallulah's father, Lou, is her cool, even-tempered side. Altogether they make a very entertaining person. And apart? They frustrate me. Just like Fashionistas (her first book), I didn't want the book to end and would've thoroughly enjoyed the article on Marcos.