Jen's Christmas- 'Tis The Season

December 11, 2010

'Tis The Season
By: Lorna Landvik

Heiress Caroline Dixon has managed to alienate nearly everyone with her alcohol-fueled antics, which have also provided near-constant fodder for the poison-pen tabloids and their gossip-hungry readers. But like so many girls-behaving-badly, the twenty-six-year-old socialite gets her comeuppance, followed by a newfound desire to live a saner existence or at least one more firmly rooted in the real world.As Caro tentatively begins atoning for past misdeeds, she reaches out to two wonderful people who years ago brought meaning to her life: her former nanny, Astrid Brevald, now living in Norway, and Arizona dude ranch owner Cyril Dale. While Astrid fondly remembers Caro as a sweet little girl, Cyril recalls how he and his late wife were quite taken with the quick-witted teenager Caro had become when she spent time at the Dales ranch as her father was dying. In a series of e-mail exchanges, Caro reveals the depth of her pain and the lengths she went to hide...

This book had some cute parts and some dull parts. Overall it was a mindless read that makes for good filler while in between books. You won't finish the book and think "I want to read it again". I'm glad I read it. If you're looking for an easy read that isn't heavy and takes you out of your world for a bit, you may enjoy this book.

The whole time I read this book I kept picturing the main character, Caroline, as Lindsay Lohan. (In my defense, Caroline and Lindsay seemed to have a few physical traits in common.) I enjoyed reading the antics Caroline got herself into. Mistaking an urn for a toilet takes some talent- or A LOT of alcohol. Either way, I got a chuckle from it. It was nice to see a spoiled rich girl get her act together and walk out a better person. I also liked reading about the memories Caroline has of Astrid and Cyril. I was glad they all came together. I didn't even mind how predictable the ending was.

Rating: Borrow From The Library


Irena @ This Miss Loves to Read on December 12, 2010 at 12:55 AM said...

Hehe, it's funny how a character made you think of Lindsay Lohan. Your description of her made me think of this actress as well.:)

Jen on December 12, 2010 at 7:58 AM said...

I wonder if she's who the author had in mind when she wrote it.

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