Title: Nancy's Theory of Style
Author: Grace Coppersmith
Release Date: May 18, 2010
I received this book for review from Simon and Schuster.
Summary: Lively young socialite Nancy Carrington-Chambers has always believed an excellent sense of style and strict attention to detail are what it takes to succeed, but her own husband Todd is showing symptoms of incurable tackiness, so Nancy flees their McMansion for her posh San Francisco apartment. She knows her event planning company, Froth, is a real winner, but she must prove herself by reinventing the turgid Barbary Coast Historical Museum fundraiser. Luckily, Nancy now has the perfect assistant. Derek Cathcart is British, impeccably dressed, gorgeous, and clearly gay—so why does Nancy find him so attractive?
Before Nancy can unravel her feelings, her irresponsible cousin Birdie abandons her little daughter with Nancy and takes off. Nancy, Derek, and Eugenia make an unlikely “family,” but strangely it seems incredibly right. Now Nancy’s parents are pressuring her to return to Todd, and she still has to pull off a spectacular party. For someone who’s always known exactly where she’s going, Nancy is in dangerously uncharted waters.
Thoughts: If someone asked Nancy about her life- she'd say it was perfect. Perfect marriage, perfect husband, perfect friends- perfect everything. Now Nancy she's a planner and a very good one too. She can turn a boring event into the party of the year. But what she didn't plan on was for her life to take a total left turn.
If your a fan of Marta Acosta's Casa Dracula you'll recognize Nancy as Milagro's ever fashionable friend. Honestly I've never been a fan of Nancy's she just didn't seem like a very good friend, so I was a bit leery about reading this book.
Nancy lives in her own world and says whatever she likes even if it's a bit rude at times. But I learned that she is quite funny and can be very charming. Having her world turned upside definitely did her some good. I'm glad I gave this book a chance, by the end of the book I love the person Nancy becomes. She's still the ever fabulous chick, but with a bigger heart and a different look on life.
Nancy's Theory of Style was a fun story to read. I thought this book would be a bit out of my comfort zone, but I ended up really enjoying the story. It was funny, romantic, surprising and highly entertaining. This is gonna be a fun read for any romance fan out there.
Score: 4 Stars
Author Website: http://www.gracecoopersmith.com/
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