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Queen of babble, Meg Cabot

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Queen of babble
Title
Queen of babble
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Meg Cabot
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eng
Summary
Fresh out of the Univ. of Michigan with a B.A. in history of fashion, Lizzie Nichols sets off across the pond to spend the summer with British boyfriend Andrew, whom she barely knows. When Lizzie learns that Andrew isn't the man she imagined, she changes direction and heads for France, where her best friend Shari is working at Château Mirac in the Dordogne wine country. En route, she meets Jean-Luc de Villiers, a French-American hottie whose father owns the château, and who would be so easy to fall in love with if he weren't already taken. Lizzie discovers sixteenth-century wineries, kir royals and vintage Givenchy dresses stored in the attic, while matching wits with Jean-Luc's ambitious girlfriend
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  • Lizzie Nichols, a fashion-history major, wants nothing more than to graduate college and then fly off to London to be with her boyfriend, Andy. But at her graduation party, Lizzie finds out that she can't graduate until she writes a senior thesis. And when she lands in London, Andy turns out to be a liar, gambler, and a fashion disaster. Lizzie, stuck in London with a nonchangeable ticket home, escapes Andy via the Chunnel in hopes that her friend Shari, who is catering weddings for the summer at a French chateau, can help. On the train, Lizzie meets a stranger, Jean-Luc, and spills everything that has happened, only to find out that he is the son of the chateau's owner. At the chateau, Lizzie continues to babble when she shouldn't, ticking off Jean-Luc, shocking his mother, and upsetting a bride. Will she ever learn to keep her mouth shut? Cabot, best known for the young adult series The Princess Diaries, writes adult fiction that is just as playful, irreverent, and entertaining. -- Carolyn Kubisz (Reviewed 05-15-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 18, p22)
  • Recent college grad (or is she?) sets off on a romantic lark to London and has to quickly readjust her plans.Lizzie Nichols has finally graduated from college, lost weight and snared herself a sexy English beau. Granted, she only met him one night before he moved back to London, but surely Andrew is as sweet as his letters and as sultry as that accent. Turns out, he's neither sweet nor sultry. Andy lives with his parents, has a gambling problem and wears terrible clothes. To make matters worse, he's trying to fleece the government and is demanding Lizzie's financial help. Time to flee! Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend is spending the summer with her boyfriend at a luxurious chateau in the French countryside, where they are setting up for an elaborate wedding in exchange for free lodging. A room is open to Lizzie if she's willing to help with the preparations. Distraught and frazzled, Lizzie finds herself on the Chunnel, unloading all her internal baggage—including intimate details of what she and Andy did in bed together—to a handsome stranger who offered her a seat. But that's what anonymous train rides are for, right? Oh dear. Handsome Stranger Luke disembarks at the same time as Lizzie—and tells her his own secret: His father owns Chateau Mirac. Soon she finds herself in a fairy tale world of sparkling wine and pool parties—and on an emotional roller-coaster ride when she learns that Luke's lithe golden girlfriend plans on turning the glorious chateau into a gruesome liposuction spa. Oh, and while Lizzie clearly has no trouble spilling secrets, there is one she has kept bottled up all summer—and it's about to pop like a bottle of fine champagne. Chipper European romp for adult girls who have graduated from The Princess Diaries. (Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
144331
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1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cabot, Meg
Index
no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Queen of babble novels
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0001
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  • Wineries
  • Young women
  • Americans
Label
Queen of babble, Meg Cabot
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000040051378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 p.
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780060851989
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(alk. paper)
Label
Queen of babble, Meg Cabot
Publication
Control code
000040051378
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
308 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780060851989
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)

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