“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
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.
Irresistibly funny and romantic, Nancy’s Theory of Style shows that happiness and love—just like fashion—aren’t about playing it safe.
About The Author
Grace worked for theatre companies and other non-profits, and was a frequent contributor of home, garden and style features to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Contra Costa Times, and Spaces Magazine. Yes, she can discuss wallpaper trends and the history of the Barbary Coast.
She’s very happy to hear from readers, who can learn more about her at her website, www.gracecoopersmith.com.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Gallery; Original edition (May 18, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1416598863
- ISBN-13: 978-1416598862
OK, so I am cheating a little bit on this one: I already have it and I am reading it and I am loving it. I can see my journalism professor cringe at that last sentence, but what the hey!