Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lost in London

~ I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author to facilitate this review.  I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): A tween’s foreign exchange experience lands her in London luxury—and some hot water as well!

Twelve-year-old Jordan isn’t unhappy, but she’s definitely bored. So when she gets the chance to take part in a London exchange program, she’s thrilled to ditch her small town in Delaware and see the world across the pond.

Unfortunately, Jordan’s host sister in London, Caroline, isn’t exactly enthusiastic about entertaining an American girl. Despite the chilly welcome, Jordan finds herself loving the city and Caroline’s group of friends, who are much nicer than Caroline herself.

And then a major misstep leaves Jordan and Caroline trapped together overnight—inside Daphne’s, the world’s largest department store. Given they have complete access to all the fancy shoes, designer dresses, and coolest makeup around, there are worse places to be stuck. But when the girls’ fun has not-so-fun consequences, Jordan’s wish for excitement abroad turns into a lot more than she ever bargained for...

My Review: 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: Really cute story about Jordan (J.J.) going aboard for one week to one of my favorite cities, London.  She stays with her mom's sorority sister who has a daughter, Caroline, the same age.  J.J. wants to see the sites and Caroline wants to shop and go to the movies.  They are able to end up doing both and solve a series of crimes at the same time.  

Favorite Character(s):  My favorite character was Ellie.  She was just a really funny individual and didn't care that she was different.  She didn't seem to care what Caroline (the leader of the gang) thought of her and she was full of surprises!  She came to the rescue more than once!

Setting:  London, of course.  I love London.  I was lucky enough to go for work in 2007 and have wanted to get back ever since.  Absolutely LOVED it!  I really enjoy reading books that take place in London, especially since my trip.

Fast read/slow read:  Perfect tempo - not too fast, not too slow!

Cover:  I think it is just too cute!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I would!  

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Meet the Author: Cindy Callaghan is the author of the middle grade novels Just Add MagicLost in London, and the upcoming Lucky Me, all with Aladdin MIX. She lives in Wilmington, Delaware.

Connect: You can connect with Cindy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads, and Instagram.

Purchase it:  You can purchase Lost in London online at Amazon for $6.99 (Kindle version $5.98).

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