My Review:From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and When Life Gives You Lululemons comes a highly entertaining, sharply observed novel about sisters, their perfect lives . . . and their perfect lies.A seat at the anchor desk of the most-watched morning show. Recognized by millions across the country, thanks in part to her flawless blond highlights and Botox-smoothed skin. An adoring husband and a Princeton-bound daughter. Peyton is that woman. She has it all.Until . . .Skye, her sister, is a stay-at-home mom living in a glitzy suburb of New York. She has degrees from all the right schools and can helicopter-parent with the best of them. But Skye is different from the rest. She’s looking for something real and dreams of a life beyond the PTA and pickup.Until . . .Max, Peyton’s bright and quirky seventeen-year-old daughter, is poised to kiss her fancy private school goodbye and head off to pursue her dreams in film. She’s waited her entire life for this opportunity.Until . . .One little lie. That’s all it takes. For the illusions to crack. For resentments to surface. Suddenly the grass doesn’t look so green. And they’re left wondering: will they have what it takes to survive the truth?
Maybe I am just over the college admission scandal at this point but this bored me . . . I have liked this author's past work (not loved), mostly centered on fashion, but this one just didn't click for me. I kept wanting to skip ahead and finish . . . the characters just didn't sing to me and the story felt old and derivative.
Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty comes out next week on May 18, 2021, and you can purchase HERE. I personally would stick to this author's back list but you may have more luck!
"How long has it been since you've heard 'Don't Know What You Got'? Twenty Years?"
"Is that Cinderella?" Sky laughed. "Way more than twenty. I have a distinct memory of listening to that song while I made out with Harry Feldman in the temple coat closet at Samantha Weinstein's bat mitzvah."
"That sounds about right. Life was so much easier in the time of power ballads."
Sky laughed. "Back when there was no emotion Whitesnake couldn't quantify."
"Exactly." Peyton took a sip of her champagne. "Now everything's gone to shit. My life is a hot mess."