Saturday, August 22, 2009

Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger

3 Star

Three very different girls look to their futures and find they’re not heading in the direction they want. Two make a pact to change their lives within a year while one stands idly by. Emmy is newly single after her boyfriend ran off with his personal trainer when she thought they were close to becoming engaged.  Adriana, the drop dead daughter of a supermodel, is approaching thirty and wondering if her looks will get her what she wants much longer. Leigh is close to landing the senior editor position she covets and marrying the man of her dreams so she decides not to make a resolution, but finds she too might have everything to gain by making some changes. Will they be able to pull it off and get everything they've ever wanted?
Lydia - 3 Star

I thought Chasing Harry Winston was a delightful, light read that is the epitome of what traditional chick lit is all about. These girls are looking for love and with three different characters, there is plenty to like about this book. The pace is quick and the girls are pretty relatable. At times I found the book quite predictable though which was unfortunate.

It has been a while since I’ve read something about single girls in the big city and I wasn’t too disappointed, but nor was it the best book I’ve ever read. There wasn’t much substance to it, so wasn’t a deep read, but would make a great beach book. It made me laugh, but didn’t make me cry and I cared enough about the characters to actually want to read it to the end. Overall, I would have to say that Chasing Harry Winston is a good read if you’re interested in something light and fluffy about single girls in the Big Apple looking for love.

Kathryn - 3 Star

I loved Chasing Harry Winston. Sometimes you just need to read something that sucks you right in and you don’t want to put down! The characters were alive and engaging and I really felt as if I knew each of them. Their jobs, their families, their homes were all clearly in my mind and I wanted to find out how it would all end for each of them. Sometimes you can find books too descriptive so I’m not sure how I ended up knowing so much without feeling as if I’d waded through pages of adjectives?

There’s definitely an air of “sex in the city” but as I loved the show I would expect to enjoy this aspect and there are some quirky and hilarious bits that made me laugh out loud- note a temperamental house pet that one of the girls ended up with out of a breakup!

I think there’s some air of predictability to the story but I still wanted to read all about it and would recommend this to anyone wanting a good, fun piece of chick lit!

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