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The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes

Authors: Jennifer Crusie, Eileen Dreyer & Anne Stuart
Originally Published: 2007

The Unfortunate Miss FortunesDee, Lizzie and Mare are three sisters who have been living in hiding for thirteen years, since their aunt killed their parents. The three girls had, at a young age, been famous thanks to their television-personality parents, but now the three just want to live normal lives. Not an easy task when the sisters all have magical powers. Suddenly, one Friday, not only do the girls’ true loves walk into their lives, but the aunt they had been running from turns up in town. How are these events connected, and what does their aunt want from them? Dee wants to pack up and leave town, but Mare and Lizzie are determined to stay and fight – a final show-down between them and their aunt, so to speak.

I don’t read a lot of books written by more than one author. I’m a little skeptical about it, and this book is a good example as to why. There were times when I could sense the change of voice that it was written in. I wouldn’t have minded too much if it happened when the narration changed from one person’s to another’s point of view, but there was at least once where they did it with the same character, and that was distracting.

Other than that, though, this book met every single one of my expectations for it: cheesy plot, cheesy dialogue and unrealistic male characters that the lead women fall in love with in less than a weekend. Yeah, I obviously didn’t have high expectations when I picked this one up, but that can sometimes be quite a good thing.

It was fluff, it was cheesy, but it was fun. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but it was a nice change for me from what I’ve been reading lately, especially after the last book I finished (Edward Chupack’s Silver). That said, will I read anything else by these authors? Most likely not.

Posted by Courtney Wilson @ 5:54 pm August 11, 2008.
Category: Chick Lit
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  • http://www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com Stephanie

    Don’t know if I will pick this one up, but it sure has a pretty book cover!