It's Christmas Break in the Carter House, and it's just DJ left alone with her grandmother. When Taylor offers an invitation to come to Las Vegas to see her mom perform DJ accepts. But when they get to Vegas DJ notices that all Taylor wants to do is party, and that she had invited Eliza along for the fun. When things spin out of control DJ calls on Casey who's visiting her parents in California to help. Will they be able to stop Taylors excessive partying and get her the real help she truly needs? What will Mrs. Carter think of all this when Fashion Week in NYC is just around the corner?
Mix six teenaged girls and one '60s fashion icon (retired, of course) in an old Victorian-era boarding home. Add boys and dating, a little high-school angst, and throw in a Kate Spade bag or two ... and you've got The Carter House Girls, Melody Carlson's new chick lit series for young adults! In a whirlwind, DJ accepts 'lonely' Taylor's invitation to join her mom's tour in Las Vegas during Christmas break. DJ soon discovers that the unsupervised Taylor is focused on one thing only---partying with a capital 'P.' She's invited Eliza, too, and DJ is quickly overwhelmed by the behavior of the wild duo. Desperate, she calls on Casey for help and prays for a miracle to help Taylor before she self-destructs.
Melody Carlson has written more than 200 books for teens, women, and children. Before publishing, Melody traveled around the world, volunteered in teen ministry, taught preschool, raised two sons, and worked briefly in interior design and later in international adoption. 'I think real-life experiences inspire the best fiction,' she says. Her wide variety of books seems to prove this theory.