by Donna Kauffman

August 2004
ISBN: 0-553-38235-7
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Trade Paperback

Donna Kauffman blends life and humor in perfect proportion with her latest offering, Dear Prince Charming. Not only do the human characters grab your attention and your heart, but so will one oversized, under ambitious dog named Gunther.

Valerie Wagner knew at a very young age that the fashion industry was where her heart was. She wanted to be a model, but while her breast size was good the rest of her size never quite made the grade. Then she decided she could be a fashion designer, a buyer, a writer. Well you get the idea…she wanted to make a big splash somewhere somehow in the fashion world, but never quite found her place until now.

Now she’s about to have her dream job…being the publicist for Glass Slipper magazine. She’s just scored Prince Charming to not only be a contributing columnist, but also to be the inaugural cover model. She also managed to get not only the leading fashion photographer to do the cover shot, but a great hot dresser to dress Prince Charming. Nothing could go wrong…could it?

The eve before the big shoot is scheduled Prince Charming calls Valerie. I’m not going to tell you what the conversation was about, but let’s just say that Valerie’s even, smooth ride has just been traded in for a wild roller coaster ride.

Along for the ride with Valerie is a sportswriter named Jack Lambert. The sparks between the two are immediate and frequent. Will the ups and downs they’re facing hurt or harm the relationship? Will interference from Eric, a friend of Jack's, or the godmothers, Valerie’s bosses play any sort of part? I can’t tell you without spoiling the fun of Dear Prince Charming for you.

I’ve not read many of Ms. Kauffman’s titles, but if they all have the cast of characters and zany adventures of this one, then I know I have some great reading ahead of me. Chick Lit is a dangerous minefield to walk through…along the way there are many bombs, but Dear Prince Charming is a winner!

Reviewed in August 2004 by Sandi.

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