The Great Escape


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Perennial "New York Times"-bestseller Phillips follows up her hit, "Call Me Irresistible" with a sequel that brings back the headstrong ex-president's daughter, Lucy Jorik, who's just abandoned her man at the altar. Now she embarks on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip.

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Jul 17, 2014

Delightfully fast and fun!

Its a book I've recommended numerous times, its a great summer vacation read, goes delightfully fast and fun!


Aug 3, 2013

Not So "Great!"

Until I got into the story, I didn?t realize that this story is a continuation of THE FIRST LADY. And that story is a continuation of a series called ?AMERICAN?S LADIES.? Perhaps I missed some connections because of not reading these in order.

The story line seemed to be rather ho-hum. The escape scene, where Lucy leaves the wedding -- took way too long. Until Lucy meets Panda (?) things move slower than syrup on a cold day. Much of this book takes place within a character?s head; while this approach can be very interesting, in this instance, the repetitions grew tiresome.

Learning that Lucy was an adopted daughter of a previous president was interesting; hearing the same info frequently was not. At times, the book seemed to move in slow-motion.

The premise of the story is: Lucy decides that she cannot marry her intended during the wedding march. She knew there was a problem prior to the wedding, yet she waited till the most dramatic moment to humiliate her fiancée. How immature!

The thing that bothered me the most, however, was the fact that a 31 year-old woman reverted to dreadlocks, punk colors and street walker clothes. Did she learn nothing as First Daughter in the White House? This was certainly a strange time to ?go find herself.?

Phillips? writing style was interesting and captivating. In spite of a squirrelly plot, I kept listening to the book. For that reason, I gave the book a ?3.?

1. Glitter Baby (1987)
2. Fancy Pants (1989)
3. Lady Be Good (1999)
4. First Lady (2000)-- Rita Awards Best Novel winner (2001): First Lady
5. Call Me Irresistible (2011)
6. The Great Escape (2012)

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