Hope in A Jar

Hope in A Jar

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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Twenty years ago, Allie Denty was the pretty one and her best friend Olivia Pelham was the smart one . Throughout high school, they were inseparable... until a vicious rumor about Olivia- a rumor too close to the truth-ended their friendship.Now, on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, Allie, a temp worker, finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, a cool and successful magazine beauty editor in New York, realizes she's lonely, and is finally ready to face her demons.Sometimes hope lives in the future; sometimes it comes from the past; and sometimes, when every stupid thing goes wrong, it comes from a prettily packaged jar filled with scented cream and promises.Beth Harbison has done it again. A hilarious and touching novel about friendship, Love's Baby Soft perfume, Watermelon Lip Smackers, bad run-ins with Sun-In, and the healing power of "Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific." Hope in a Jar : we all need it.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312381967
Characteristics: viii, 340 p. ; 25 cm.


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Junebug84 Jul 06, 2011

I loved all of the beauty references that were in this novel. It was such an easy read. It is the perfect book to read with all of your girlfriends. It has every reference that any woman could appreciate; from references to Philosophy, to cheating boyfriends/girlfriends that deserve to get the towel thrown at them. Allie and Olivia were once the best of friends, and after reuniting 20 years later they divulge themselves into saving their mutual friend Noah's life by derailing his poisonous relationship with a mutual classmate. Reading this novel makes even the least confident woman a little less intimidated to take control of her life, and maybe buy a few fantastic beauty products along the way!

A few of my favorite quotes:

"This season, beauty is in color-ad for Estee Lauder" p. 245

"Makeup optional.-ad for Hope in a Jar by Philosophy" p. 313

" I had no idea the happy ending could be so much fun" p. 335

Nov 06, 2010

I have read this book and its a relly good book! It happens to be very fun and exicting to read ! :D


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