I received a copy of Southern Charm by Tinsley Mortimer in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off by saying – loved it! I was totally engrossed in the story from page 1, and never lost my enthusiasm throughout. From the cover, the plot, descriptions, even names of characters, this book had it all. A favorite chick lit book of mine for the year, most definitely.
Southern gal Minty Davenport has been obsessed with New York since a little girl in her Eloise-obsessed days. After graduating college, Minty makes the decision to say good-bye to Charleston and head to the Big Apple, where she knows her dreams will come true. NYC immediately takes a liking to the charming Minty, and her photograph ends up in Women’s Wear Daily. A domino effect starts from there. Before Minty can catch a breath or decorate her apartment, she is becoming friends with socialites, attending the most exclusive parties, and has hooked one of the most eligible bachelors as a boyfriend. But can born and bred Southern belle Minty every really fit in with the NY scene and the attitude that comes with being at the top?
Again (in case you missed it) LOVED this book! Minty’s character is so extremely likeable. Even though she has a lot of money (seriously – the designers named in this book had me drooling) she acts so unlike someone that is well off. She never feels entitled, or gets arrogant or shows a hint of snob throughout. I loved reading about how she understands what it feels like to become a jaded New Yorker, and what happens when she is faced with making some tough decisions. My enthusiasm did not wane even for a second while I was reading. And the names that I mentioned – from Minty to Scarlett, Tripp and Ryerson – loved that aspect. The details, designers, mannerisms of the South; Southern Charm doesn’t miss a beat. A Favorite on my list for sure, and one for you not to miss!