Coco Chanel Saved My Life by Danielle F. White
Publication Date: August 1, 2016
Daniela White was born in Naples and lives in Milan and Padua. An events organizer, she works with communications agencies, cultural organizations, magazines, radio, and TV. Since 2003 she has edited her popular blog.
Bio courtesy of publisher’s website
Coco Chanel Saved My Life Synopsis
The story of the little black dress that mended a broken heart. Perfect for fans of Sophie Kinsella.
Rebecca is thirty-three years old, has a wardrobe full of tweed trouser suits and a boundless passion for the splendid Coco Chanel. She is romantic, dreamy, and madly in love with Niccolo, whom she is about to join in Milan, after a year being together long distance.
But as soon as she gets to Milan, Niccolo confesses to her that he has fallen in love with another woman. So Rebecca finds herself in a city she doesn’t know and with a broken heart. How would her idol, the great Coco, have reacted?
After spending several days confined to her flat, Rebecca plunges herself into the intense Milanese social life, and with the stylishness of her heroine, savours the feeling of being a desirable woman. Will she remain an eternal mademoiselle, like the ageless Coco? Or does destiny have unexpected surprises in store for her?
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
Coco Chanel Saved My Life Review
I’m just going to be 100% honest, aren’t I always though, straight out of the gate…I absolutely hated this book. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it I just outright disliked this book…and let me tell you why. Coco Chanel Saved My Life starts out it’s very first chapter with Rebecca having been dumped by her boyfriend. She spends the rest of the chapter talking about how she couldn’t believe she got left for a “fat chick”, how she can’t believe her guy dumped her for a “chubby girl” so on and so forth. After reading page, after page, after page of this I really wanted to just throw my kindle across the room. I mean not only was it insulting to bigger women but at one point she talks about how much work she put into being as skinny as she is (bulimia is mentioned at one point like it’s an okay thing) and I think it’s just insulting overall. However, I pulled my “big girl” panties up and carried on with the book and let me tell you, Rebecca doesn’t get any better.
Overall, I found that the characters were hard to relate to and therefore I didn’t connect to them. This meant that really I didn’t care for what happened to them in the story. I also felt that the story was a bit juvenile and I honestly expected a better written story by someone with the work claims that this author had. In addition, I felt like throughout the book there were parts that were just unnecessary. I was looking forward to this book due to it’s title and after reading it I wish that I had the time I put into it back.
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