Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot
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Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century château in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand!

One glimpse of gorgeous Château Mirac—and of gorgeous Luke, the son of the château's owner—and Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Château Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), and everything—including Lizzie's shot at true love—is in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.

 

About Meg Cabot

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Meg Cabot was born in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to writing adult contemporary fiction, she is the author of the bestselling young adult fiction series The Princess Diaries. She lives in Key West, Florida, with her husband.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Kadushin is perfect and perfectly adorable in the role of Lizzie, the bubbly, idealistic "History of Fashion" major whose naïveté, cluelessness and inability to keep her mouth shut land her in one amusing scrape after another.

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Signature Reviewed by Molly Jong-Fast Midway though Cabot's latest novel, Chaz (the boyfriend of protagonist Lizzie Nichols's best friend) tells Lizzie, “Someday you're really going to have to describe to me in more detail what life is like on the planet you live on.

May 07 2007 | Read Full Review of Queen of Babble: A Novel

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Cabot, author of the wildly popular Princess Diaries, delivers another charmer, this time taking on the misadventures of a college girl looking for Mr. Right in Europe.

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Lizzie hears this last bit of information from Andrew's brother since Andrew is gone 12 hours at his job, which, oh yes, is actually waiting tables instead of teaching young children, as Lizzie had thought.

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Entertainment Weekly

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All About Romance

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(A word of warning: This review includes information revealed in Queen of Babble in the Big City, the previous book in the series.) The book opens about five minutes after the second book ended.

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In the first book of this series, Queen of Babble, Lizzie wound up more or less stranded in France at the chateau of a modern day prince and, after a series of small classic Cabot heroine blunders, saved the day for a bridezilla whose wedding was being held there and whose wedding dress was a dis...

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Suite 101

A modern version of Sense and Sensibility recreated in two Austen fans, sisters, who head to Bath and find themselves, love and one another.

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Suite 101

A modern version of Sense and Sensibility recreated in two Austen fans, sisters, who head to Bath and find themselves, love and one another.

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PopMatters

“That’s my calling—to put the blowjob back in literature,” Meg Cabot recently told The Book Standard when discussing her latest novel Queen of Babble.

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The narrative is punctuated with short pieces on fashion history and quotes about gossip.ConsCabot doesn’t break new ground Queen of Babble, which is unlikely to leave a lasting impression.DescriptionLizzie’s post-college life is spoiled by news she still needs to write a thesis on fashion.She fl...

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