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The Finishing Touches Paperback – Bargain Price, March 23, 2010
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"A delicious, entertaining book!" -- Sophie Kinsella
About the Author
Hester Browne is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Little Lady Agency in the Big Apple, The Finishing Touches, and Swept Off Her Feet. She lives in London and Herefordshire with her two Basset hounds Violet and Bonham.
Top Customer Reviews
I'm a huge fan of manners for the modern girl and this book was super entertaining! The protagonist, as a newborn, was left on the doorsteps of a prominent finishing school where she grew up. Nearly 30 years after that fateful day of being abandoned by her birth mother, she sets out to learn the identity of her mother while at the same time saving the finishing school that has gone out of fashion with modern times.
Betsy is a great character, and her uncertainty and hesitations with her family and professional life is easy to relate to. Once you immerse yourself into her world, her story is interesting and great.
Overall, if you like British chick lit, you'll probably enjoy this book.
I also loved the wee tips that are peppered through the book on etiquette and life skills.
A great read, opens the heart, educates the mind and generates a great sense of inner fabulousness, enjoy, enjoy, xx
Well-written, good plot, standard romantic comedy. I give it 4 stars overall as a novel. Perfect for escapism, does lack innovative storyline post-Little Lady Agency (granted, difficult to do). However, if this becomes her signature, I'm supportive, definitely not against it.
Overall, I highly recommend (I canceled plans just so I could continue reading); can't wait for what Hester has lined up next, hopefully soon!