Sunday, December 26, 2010

107. Keep Your Mouth Shut and Wear Beige by Kathleen Gilles Seidel

I found this book by browsing on Amazon, I believe. I think it was one of those recommendations based on my previous browsing and my library had it in, so I gave it a chance. It was a cute, enjoyable read and I give it a B+.

From Amazon:
Darcy Van Aiken is doing just fine, thank you. She's an ICU nurse with an "amicable" divorce from her ex-husband, Mike, two great kids, and a prescription for Ritalin. Then her older son, Jeremy, gets engaged to Cami Zander-Brown---daughter of a very wealthy New York family- and her world gets turned upside down. The source of her trouble, much to Darcy's surprise, is not the form of Rose Zander-Brown, Cami's elegant and accomplished mother. Nor is it in the form of Guy Zander-Brown, Cami's charismatic and wildly successful literary agent father. Instead, lurking in the shadows of Mike's new life is the beautifully dressed Claudia, a self-described "managed perfectionist."
The Zander-Browns have money. Lots of money. the plans for their daughter's dream wedding grow more fabulous by the day, and loving every minute is Claudia. With her perfect taste, Claudia can't help thinking she would make a much better mother of the groom than Darcy. This wedding is her chance to entrench herself in Mike's life- and take credit for the two sons Darcy has worked so hard to raise right.

This was a cute book and an easy read. While nothing that is life shattering or extremely remarkable about the book, I still enjoyed it. As a matter of fact, I checked out more books by Ms. Seidel and am reading one right now and enjoying it. It was refreshing to read that the wealthy people were not the problem and I liked seeing people stand up for what is right and what isn't. If you like pleasant, heartwarming book candy, I would recommend Ms. Seidel's books, including Keep Your Mouth Shut.

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