I love a bit of Hollywood glamour when I’m in need of an injection of escapism and Moving Up On Manolos delivered just that.A perfect summery read for those who feel they have lost their way. Read it and believe: life can be whatever you want it to be.
"You put high heels on and you change."
- Manolo Blahnik
Many of us (ladies) sit frustrated at home on a dark night with a glass of wine in one hand and a calorific spoon in the other reminiscing over the dreams we once had, Jane Allen is no different on that score.
When her best friend from drama school, the delectable TV heartthrob Alex Canty invites Jane to LA this is her chance to turn her life around. But when a potato sack has more elegance than you it's easy for self doubt to creep in and become a quivering jelly!
With the much needed ego-boost from her machiavellian flatmate Jane blows a hole straight through her credit card and arrives in LA with a designer wardrobe, new haircut and a stunning pair of four-inch Manolo Blahnik heels. Or to put it more precisely wobbles into the terminal, teeters over to passport control and stumbles into the arms of a handsome stranger.
Glamour is not all it's cracked up to be but having the wardrobe certainly is!
Having listened to our early reviews MOVING UP ON MANOLOS has since been "professionally" PROOFREAD. Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us. You have made two little girls with second hand typewriters in their damp and drafty bedroom pursue their writing dreams. Happy reading. Love always, Nina Whyle xoxo (May'13)