Review: Glamour - On The Runway Book #5 -Melody Carlson - February 2011
At the end of book #4 we read as Paige Forrester and Dylan Marceau announced their wedding engagements and all seems to be going well for the happy couple until at Fashion week in the Bahamas we meet up with characters Eliza and Rhiannon ( from Melody Carlson's series : The Carter House Girls) . We read as Eliza is crushing on Dylan and will do anything to get him even if it means spreading what seems like rumours . Will the couple be able to overcome the worst and will we be hearing the bells of a wedding or will they be the chime of a break-up?
Over to Erin, she is stuck between making a whole lot of life decisions and promises. When Erin discovers that their director Fran has leukemia and needs a bone marrow transplant , Erin helps where she can but as the time nears closer, will we be saying Goodbye to Fran or Welcoming back a fresh new healthy Fran?
Who remembers Erin's best friend Mollie, the time has finally come for her to have her baby and as Erin is her birthing coach, she needs to be there but when the baby arrives during a hurricane - can Erin make it in time , and we finally discover the sex of Mollie's baby as Melody Carlson has not revealed it in any of the books - wanting to keep it a surprise . So will it be a delightful baby girl or a rowdy baby boy ?
Find out all this and more in Glamour -Book #5 of On the Runway by Melody Carlson and stay tuned for book #6 Ciao.
Ever since reading Spotlight, Guitar Babe and I have looked forward to this next book of the On the Runway series by Melody Carlson. GLAMOUR, book 5 of the series, continues with the sisters busy preparing for their mother's wedding and their trip to the Bahamas to film their popular reality-TV show.
While Paige is leading in the wedding preparations, Erin finds out that their TV director, Fran, is sick with leukemia. Fran confides this to Erin with the condition that she has to keep it a secret. What can Erin do to help Fran? In the meanwhile, Paige is high with love because of her recently announced engagement to designer Dylan. Erin doubts that this is true love but Paige seems to be so happy.
More drama ensues when they go to the Bahamas to film their TV show during Fashion Week with the very sick Fran. In the Bahamas, the threat of an incoming hurricane keeps them in the hotel and cancels much of the Fashion Week shows. The presence of Dylan with Paige also causes tension among the sisters. The story ends quite dramatically.
MY THOUGHTS As usual, Melody Carlson does a good job of describing the feelings of a young Christian girl caught up in all this drama. I appreciate that we see how Erin actually matures in this story as she strives to help those she loves. Here in GLAMOUR, we'll see how Erin matures emotionally while dealing with several issues in her life all at once: her self-centered sister, her bestfriend's pregnancy and delivery, a friend's illness and not the least of all, her love life. We'll also read how she learns to trust in the Lord for the lives of those she cares for. I am so looking forward to getting to know Paige Forrester better as she is portrayed as someone who is just so self-focused. I hope that her character is developed further in the next series of books.
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