Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Hope in a Jar

Hope in a Jar -- Twenty years ago, Allie Denty was the pretty one and her best friend Olivia Pelham was the smart one. Throughout high school, they were inseparable…until a vicious rumor about Olivia — a rumor too close to the truth — ended their friendship.

Now, on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, Allie, a temp worker, finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, a cool and successful magazine beauty editor in New York, realizes she’s lonely, and is finally ready to face her demons.

Sometimes hope lives in the future; sometimes it comes from the past; and sometimes, when every stupid thing goes wrong, it comes from a prettily packaged jar filled with scented cream and promises.

Beth Harbison has done it again. A hilarious and touching novel about friendship, Love’s Baby Soft perfume, Watermelon Lip Smackers, bad run-ins with Sun-In, and the healing power of “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific.” Hope in a Jar: we all need it.


thepreppyprincess said...

We *definitely* need this one Miss Coterie, along with the 'Pop Tart' to provide a little escapist distraction. Seriously.

You find such good reads, it's amazing.

Smiles at you,

a. said...

I'm a scout of sorts - usually my picks are good ones. Again, I say USUALLY ;-)