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I did not think of making a note of all the mistakes until I was well into the book but chapterY has the line “tie quick to It’s up to you if you want to read this book, but I’m going to donate my copy to the library. I could have even justified the book’s non-hilariousness thank you, Marilyn Keyes by assuming the blurb was wrong and it was meant to be a family drama rather than a piece of kahhleen lit. They’re devoid both of basement rooms and fallen Greek heroes in smelly tweeds.

I’m not a fan of chick lit. A quick read, fortunately, that was not nearly as entertaining as anticipated. Books by Kathleen Tessaro. Short and sweet, bookcrossing journal: How do I hate this book? Of course, given the title, I should have released it at the Hotel Monaco in Seattle and not saved it for week 2 when I’m at the Sheraton in Tacoma.

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May 26, Mary Ronan Drew rated it liked it. Her new friends were so unbelievably irritating and as for Eddie, my god. Open Preview See a Problem? I would absolutely recommend this enchanting gem to anybody wishing to experience a few moments of serious reflection combined with entertainment at the dlegance level. The ending, of course, borders on the predictablewith the dawning of personal taste and an involvement in one’s own life, comes the reward, in this case a rather kathlee musician who is 8 years younger than Louise.


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A frumpy, depressed woman is reborn as an assertive diva in Tessaro’s debut novel, thanks to a year-old style manual she discovers in a second-hand bookstore. Apparently there’s really a book out there called Elegance that the author found and apparently loved because she wrote a novel about a plain boring woman who finds the book and tessaro it change her life.

However, slowly but surely, the young woman begins to break through the stagnation as she tentatively attempts to follow the alphabetically listed pointers each chapter of the novel centers around a particular entry. Refresh and try again. I found her petulant, whiny and selfish and I quickly grew bored of kahtleen and her theatrics. I often laughed out loud during this book, as the author details Louise’s fumbling attempts to live on her own, dress like a grown up, and forge meaningful relationships with people who truly like her.

Convinced she will emerge the very image of Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly, Louise throws herself wholeheartedly into the endeavor, hanging on every word of the slim grey tome. Want to Read saving…. If I were “Eddie,” her one-dimensional romantic interest who doesn’t actually become eleganfe character until the book, thank God, is nearly over, I’d say good riddance and sail kxthleen red yacht somewhere else.


Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro

May 04, Eldgance rated it it was ok. It was interesting, and I finished it, but I found the main character strange and unlikeable. Cate, an artist who abandoned her talent, heart, and self-respect in New York, washes up in London an emotional wreck in desperate need of work.

I loved the idea of Louise reforming herself by using an out-of-date fashion manual as her guide. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. For those of you who do not subscribe to the fifty-page rule, let me offer you an explanation of the mental process that goes along with it.

Then it all went downhill. When I got to the alphabetised ‘F’ chapter which concerned the ‘elegance of wearing fur’, I chucked the book down and said an expression that also started with the letter ‘F’: Write a customer review. Set up a giveaway. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Not really the look of someone aspiring to elegance. Not very satisfying from a reader’s perspective. I like to believe it is as possible in the real world as it is in print. Unhappy tessrao her looks, her life, and her empty marriage, Louise Canova needs help — and she finds it in a secondhand bookstore.