The Wives – Lauren Weisberger, book review

The Wives is the latest novel by Lauren Weisberger of The Devil Wears Prada fame.

The Wives by Lauren Weisberger

This book continues the life of Emily Charlton, once assistant to Miranda Priestly at Runway Magazine. Now a highly sought after stylist to the stars.

But all is not well…

Emily’s business is taking a hit from an up-and-coming social media whizz. At the same time Emily is avoiding Miranda Priestly who is persistently hounding her to plan a prestigious event. Emily sees an item on the news and escapes to help a friend in need.

Old friend and Model from the Runway days Karolina, is now the wife of a US senator. She is arrested for drunk driving while ferrying children home from a party. She is NOT drunk, so why have the police ignored her plea for a breathalyser and put her in a cell overnight.

Is it a set up? Where is the Senator?

As the story unfolds Emily’s expertise in people management and with the help of their lawyer friend Miriam, they head off into the suburbs to piece together the awful truth.

This novel, although set in a glamorous world, is a tale of friendship, love and family. There are funny situations and heartfelt moments throughout and with the added mystery I found it a very good read.

Although there are some references to The Devil Wears Prada this is a totally stand alone novel, ideal for old & new Lauren Weisberger readers. I highly recommend it.

My Rating ✭✭✭✭✭

The Wives – Lauren Weisberger – pub date 12/7/2018

(USA title – When life gives you Lululemons)

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  • Sounds like a fun novel. I loved The Devil Wears Prada, so I’ve added this book to my to-read list. Thanks for the recommendation.