Having learned some hard lessons about the costs of recklessness and fame, sisters Paige and Erin Forrester feel ready to take their fashion-focused TV show on location to Paris. Unfortunately, it doesn't take long for many of their good intentions to get lost in translation. An unplanned week of filming at runway model Eliza Wilton's family estate leads to romance, jealousy, and surprises. With cameras rolling, both girls have to be careful or the future of On the Runway could end up as wobbly as Paige's stiletto heels.
Paige and Erin Forrester take their fashion-focused TV show to Paris, visiting renowned salons, designers, and international models. They meet up with designer Dylan Marceau, as well as with their new friends Taylor Mitchell and Eliza Wilton. When they take time to visit Elizas family estate in Provence, romance, jealousy, and some surprises threaten the stability of On the Runway.
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.
Gr 8 UpRendezvous continues the story of Erin and Paige, who have a reality TV series about fashion. The sisters are heading off to Paris to interview designers, and glamorous Paige cant wait to shop till she drops. Erin, however, is more down-to-earth and is looking forward to taking photos, visiting important sites, and learning more about the city. The filming goes well with only a few bumps, and the sisters have fun getting haircuts, visiting designers (where Erin receives a beautiful Birkin bag that Paige covets), and working on new ideas for the show. When they meet up with a pair of wealthy models and are invited to the country chateau belonging to Elizas family to film a charity event, Erin develops a deeper understanding of how deceitful and shallow the supermodel is, and how blessed she is to be able to hold true to her Christian beliefs in the overwhelming midst of excess. This title will be snapped up by readers of the series, but those unfamiliar with it would be better served by starting with the first book.Susan Riley, Mount Kisco Public Library, NY
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