Item description for A Girl's Best Friend (Spa Girls) by Kristin Billerbeck...
Overview The first novel in the Spa Girls collection, "She's All That" focuses on Lilly Jacobs, a San Francisco fashion designer determined that her "bad hair" is the root source of her problems--but a nagging grandmother, a vixen boss, and well-meaning friends certainly aren't helping matters.
Three friends. One spa. And an infinite amount of oversharing
From the outside, Morgan Malliard has it all: diamonds at her disposal, a willowy figure, a doting daddy, and all the elegance that money can buy. But money can't buy happiness--or an identity to call her own--and Morgan is realizing her perfect life has no purpose other than spectacular grooming (which isn't really a purpose at all . . . unless you're a chimpanzee). Then a falling-out with her father drop-kicks Morgan into the real world, and she is suddenly forced to get an actual job, wear affordable shoes, and cope with public transportation--not to mention deal with that mysterious hottie who may or may not be stalking her
It's time for a spa getaway with her best gals, Lilly and Poppy--because there's just something about lying under a pile of sweet-smelling papaya plaster that can help a girl figure things out. Like the fact that life isn't about living up to a perfect ideal, and that with God's grace, the beauty of it may just be in the flaws after all.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.55" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.85" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Mar 11, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Spa Girls Collection
ISBN 1595543759 ISBN13 9781595543752
Availability 0 units.
More About Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is the bestselling, award-winning author of several novels, including "What a Girl Wants." A Christy Award finalist and two-time winner of the American Christian Fiction Writers Book of the Year, Billerbeck has appeared on "The Today Show" and has been featured in the "New York Times." She lives with her family in northern California.
Kristin Billerbeck currently resides in Silicon Valley Sacramento Sacr, in the state of California.
Kristin Billerbeck has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about A Girl's Best Friend (Spa Girls)?
Somewhat Cheesy, But Great Sense Of Humor Dec 2, 2009
This book is like "Sex In The City" without the sex. It's about 3 best friends living in San Francisco, looking for love and dealing with all kinds of problems along the way. This book is focusing on Morgan who is the heiress to a wealthy jeweller. This is a fiction that's meant for Christian women in their 20s and early 30s.
For those of you who don't believe in God and don't have an open mind towards others' faith, you will find this book annoying. I have no problem reading the heorine quoting from the Bible and talking about God a lot. I find the book rather funny cause the characters all have good sense of humor, just like the girls in "Sex in the City". It's good to see that there are still fictions out there that promote good traditional values in love, family and relationships. It's good to see that there are still fictions out there that entertain with healthy humor and not casual or twisted sexual conquests.
This book can be a lot better if the author doesn't try too hard to make Morgan look like a complete dumb blonde. (cause it's very unconvincing for someone who supposedly got a degree from Stanford University Business School to be this naive, not even someone who is attending a tier-4 community college can be this naive) Also, the heorine sounds like such a fake heiress who seems to really make-up her wealthy life out of imagination rather than having grown up from one.....When a chararter's background and life experience are so unconvincing, it really hurts the story. According to the Author, having a latte everyday, going to spas regularly and carrying a Coach bag is considered to be wealthy in San Fancisco. Hmmm. I do exactly just that but I am not rich, not even remotely. I think the author needs to know more about famous designers, and more exotic places where the rich really hang , so she can make this story more logical.
Besides the mis-match of the heorine's background and the way she lives, I found the book a fast, easy and entertaining read.
-- May 29, 2009
GIRL'S BEST FRIEND By Kristin Billerbeck Review by Laura V. Hilton
Diamond Heiress Morgan Malliard just wants one thing out of life. A decent man. She is tired of her father trying to control her and forcing her to do things she isn't happy with and thinks she'll be just as happy poor. But when Morgan's two best friends, Lily and Poppy, challenge her with a dare that Morgan can't handle being poor for a short time, Morgan is determined to prove them wrong.
But things don't go well. How does one handle having to go upstairs to the neighbors all the time for a cup of coffee? How does one survive without lattes? Three hundred dollar shoes are a necessity--the cheaper shoes hurt Morgan's feet. But then things come to a head. Morgan is being investigated for tax fraud.
After an urgent call to her girlfriends, and Morgan heads to the spa. But she has been followed there. Will Morgan be able to prove her innocence in tax fraud? Or has her father set her up for a fall?
A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND is the second book in the Spa Girls series, but it easily stands alone. Nevertheless, you will want to read the first book in the series, She's All That, as A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND refers to incidents in the first book.
I fell in love with Morgan, and sympathized with her completely. I loved the way Kristin Billerbeck worked in the faith message. The characters were well developed. My only complaints were that I had to read several pages before I found out the heroine's name, and that I didn't like Lily near as much in A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND as I did in She's All That. Otherwise A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND is easily one of the best books I've read so far in 2006. [...] 324 pages.
Torture Mar 29, 2009
I am sorry to ruin the high raiting but for me this book is a torture, I am not even sure I'll be able to finish reading it ... it's such a pain to read this book. And what's up with all the being Catholic thing .... there is too much religion in it, and I am not saying it because religion is a bad thing, but only because if I wanted to read about Jesus and the Church I would have bought a book about it ... this is supposed to be a fun novel but it is too concentrated on the girl's religion .... I would have probably appreciated it more if the writer added people from other religions and would have talked about it, instead ... she mentions that one guy is Catholic but his parents are not .... (how did that happen?!) and they are not happy that he is, but it doesn't mention what the parents are.
Horrible, horrible book. Doesn't flow, I don't like the way the author writes, it's not funny at all, just a pain to get through with it!
I won't buy other books from this author.
Excellent Read Jan 13, 2009
Highly entertaining read, very well written, good enough I went and bought her Spa Girls series!
I love the Spa Girls.... Aug 24, 2008
From the outside, Morgan Malliard seemed to have it all ~ diamonds at her disposal, a father whom seemed to do anything for her...or did he?!? When you find out in the novel that Morgan's father had her sign papers about tax evasion/fraud, I was like, WHAT!?!!!?!? What an unexpected TWIST...and then when he threw the paperweight at her head that landed Morgan in the hospital...WOW, what a father, eh?!!?!!? I just LOVE the Spa Girls, and seeing what will happen next in their adventures.....be sure that you don't miss the 3rd book in the series, "Calm, Cool & Adjusted".....