Holly Would Dream by Karen Quinn

9 Aug

Holly Ross, the director’s assistant at the National Museum of Fashion, is crushed when the coveted curator’s position goes to Sammie Kittenplatt, a uber connected socialite. Holly was ready to accept defeat until Sammie embarrasses her  in front of Denis King, a wealthy museum donor (Sammie changes the presentation and Holly ends up calling Denis King, Penis King!). Steaming from the experience, Holly challenges her boss to make her curator if she can raise $1 million while doing a speaking engagement on a super luxurious cruise ship.

Holly goes on the adventure of a lifetime as she gives a speech on the history of underwear while she is barely wearing anything at all, gets chased overseas by her Director and Sammie when couture dresses go missing, and gets a second chance to make a good first impression when she realizes that Denis King is also on the cruise.

This is a great beach read! There are a lot of Audrey Hepburn references, but Holly does work at the National Museum of Fashion. The pacing was good; I was never bored. And although the book was predictable at times, Holly Would Dream was still very entertaining. If you are looking for a light summer read, pick up this title. In my opinion, The Ivy Chronicles is Karen Quinn’s best novel.

If you could travel anywhere in the world on a luxurious cruise ship, where would you go?


9 Responses to “Holly Would Dream by Karen Quinn”

  1. Maddy August 9, 2010 at 9:03 AM #

    Luxury cruise trip??!! Oh! That’s easy…around the Mediterranean!

    • firepages August 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM #

      I would have to agree. That sounds divine!

  2. Anaiz August 9, 2010 at 10:39 AM #

    Hm, I would go to the Mediterranean. Definitely.

    • firepages August 9, 2010 at 12:53 PM #

      Maybe me, you and Maddy can save our pennies and go together!

  3. Kristin August 9, 2010 at 3:20 PM #

    I would go the Mediterranean route…and I SO wanna read that book now!

    • firepages August 9, 2010 at 11:13 PM #

      You won’t be sorry Kristin. It is the perfect light beach read!

  4. Julie August 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM #

    I’m a huge Audrey Hepburn fan. I’m totally going to get this book! I love the cover.

    • firepages August 16, 2010 at 11:26 AM #

      Oh good! I think you will definitely like it since you are a Audrey Hepburn fan, and I’m sure the references in the book will really ring true to you! Happy Reading!


  1. The Ivy Chronicles by Karen Quinn « Fire Pages - August 10, 2010

    […] we took a trip with Holly Ross on a luxurious cruise ship. Today, Karen Quinn is taking us on a journey through The Ivy Chronicles. […]

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