We Could Be Beautiful

We Could Be Beautiful

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Catherine West feels empty in spite of the wealth that affords her a luxurious Manhattan apartment, designer accessories, and fine art. At an art opening she runs into the son of a family friend, and pursues a relationship with him. But her Alzheimer's patient mother only remembers William Stockton in a negative light. Is William lying about his past? And what will Catherine sacrifice to find the truth?
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0385540590
Branch Call Number: FIC HUNTLEY
Characteristics: 340 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 26, 2016

I didn't realize how much I was enjoying the story of this spoiled rich woman whose trust fund dries up until I wanted to take her into the bathtub with me.

You could read We Could Be Beautiful as deeply as you want to, because it is ultimately a story about love and redemption. But it's also a great weekend read about an relentlessly stupid woman whose materialism is threatened when her trust fund dries up and she has to bend to the "will" of her dead father for more money. Oh, but complications arise...

Aug 22, 2016

This book over promised and under delivered. The protagonist, a trust fund 40-something, meets her dream man. Two months later they are cohabitating and planning a wedding. Poor girl, her $80,000-a-month trust fund dries up. And her Alzheimer's suffering mom (in a suite at a posh nursing home) hates the fiancé. None of the characters are sympathetic. The book is a quick read but probably not worth the effort. The author has some moments of quality writing but she quickly moves away from that to just recounting events in a meaningless life. The kicker : the protagonist end up with the masseuse. In my opinion, if you wat to read about privilege with some moral redemption, choose Danielle Steele over this author.

ehbooklover Aug 07, 2016

Despite the fact that the protagonist in this book is the most frustrating and spoiled character ever and that I guessed the big twist, I actually really liked this book and finished it in just a day. A well written, fast-paced, and compelling read.

LPL_KateG Jun 09, 2016

Slightly creepy, this book is basically an extended character study of the elite. I totally saw the twist coming before the end, BUT it was an entertaining read. If you want to get into the head of the self-proclaimed "1%" give this one a shot - it's a fast read!


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