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Book Review: Waking Up in the Land of Glitter

By Sandy Amazeen Jan 26, 2010, 0:51 GMT

Book Review: Waking Up in the Land of Glitter

Struggling domestic-goddess-in-training Ofy is determined to turn heads at this year\'s International CraftOlympics. To do that, she\'ll need the help of her best friend, Star. Considering herself a serious artist, Star is hesitant, but finally agrees to help as a way to end her own creative slump. Truthfully she thinks Ofy is a little loca about the whole craft thing - and about her idol: Local TV personality, Crafty Chloe. ...more

Spoiled and indulged by her parents and friends, Star Estebanís latest antic have served her a much needed reality check. A spray-painting prank gone wrong cost Star her long-suffering boyfriend and brought an end to her parentís patience. Vague aspirations of creating high art must give way to the realities of dealing with 350 pounds of glitter and taking care of her obligations brought about by signing on as a bronze sponsor of the upcoming CraftOlympics.

Television reporter Crafty Chloe Chavez is passionate about getting ahead in the business, even if it means sleeping with her producer or plagiarizing her assistantís craft projects. Chloe just landed the coveted position has host of the National CraftOlympics, a plum assignment as everyone who has hosted the show has gone on to bigger things. Too bad her world is about to collapse around her ears.

Starís best friend and confidant Ofir lives and breathes crafts, much to the chagrin of her mother-in-law Nana who is convinced her daughter-in-law is totally talentless. These very different people will have to resolve their issues and work together if they are to have a shot at fulfilling their dreams while discovering what truly matters.

This delightful light chick lit features clever character building and a fun storyline to create a sweet coming of age read that will leave readers with a case of the warm fuzzies. Just the thing to curl up with on a cold stormy day or take to the beach.

 



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