Monday, January 31, 2011

Book Review: The Two Lives of Miss Charlotte Merryweather by Alexandra Potter

From Goodreads: At age thirty-one, American Charlotte Merryweather has spent ten years in London pursuing personal and professional perfection. Yet her present-day success- heading her own PR company, owning a gorgeous apartment, planning a future with her devoted boyfriend- only heightens the shock of a visit from the past. "Lottie," Charlotte's twenty-one-year-old self, drives onto the scene at the wheel of a rusty, orange Volkswagen Beetle identical to Charlotte's first UK ride. Charlotte pursues a friendship aimed to bestow upon Lottie a decade of wisdom. Yet Charlotte's prosperous polish proves a pale substitute for Lottie's innate, youthful graces- openness, passion, and kindness. Will the student become the teacher in this witty turnabout? The clever plotting and winning characterization that made Me and Mr. Darcy a bestseller are on full display in these pages. My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. It's a good chic lit book, along the lines of Sophie Kinsella but I think I prefer Alexandra's style better. The story line poses the interesting question, just what would you say to yourself if you met yourself at age 21? This is has some mild elements of time travel in it, which I think I am a sucker for when it comes to a good love story. I can't wait to read some of her other books. 4/5 stars

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