Sage works her magic helping people change their lives by transforming their wardrobes. When she comes across a letter to a lost love left behind in a cab, she is so enthralled by its heartfelt sentiments, she wants to track down the letter writer. But her quest isn’t that simple, leading her to a number of characters, including a free-spirited artist. Personally I didn’t think the letter was that inspiring that it would lead anyone on such a hunt but I did enjoy the twists in the search as well as reading about Sage’s job as a wardrobe consultant and her experiences volunteering at a children’s hospital. Overall, this is a well-written story with a message about taking a chance. But it seemed unfathomable that Sage would go to all that effort without finding out what happened to the letter writer’s love affair. Not tying up this thread – the inciting element of the entire novel – seems like a major misstep.
Maggie O'Leary has made a name for herself by embracing her plus-sized shape, writing a anti-diet column that shows Americans that being fat is not all bad. But when she gets a call from hot-shot Hollywood actor Mike Taylor to act as his consultant for his next role as a diet doctor, Maggie secretly starts trimming herself down.