Monday, March 8, 2010

Review: Waking up in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano-Murillo

Book Summary:

With glue guns, glitter, twigs, or yarn, the ordinary can become extraordinary . . . especially at La Pachanga. Owned by Estrella "Star" Esteban's family, the restaurant has a rep for two things: good food and great art. La Pachanga brings people together-even when it looks like they couldn't be further apart.

One ill-fated evening, Star jeopardizes her family's business, her relationship with her boyfriend, and her future career. To redeem herself, she agrees to participate in a national craft competition, teaming up with her best friend, Ofelia-a secretly troubled mother whose love for crafting borders on obsession-and local celebrity Chloe Chavez-a determined television personality with more than one skeleton in her professional closet. If these unlikely allies can set aside their differences, they'll find strength they never knew they had, and learn that friendship, like crafting, is truly an art form.

Here's the link to the Hatchette page where you can find more infor and The Reading Group Guide!

My Review:

I loved it! I'll do this in a list form because I think all crafty chics should pick up this book! I'm a scrapbooker myself so this one was right up my alley!

1. Loved the cover first of all! (I am a self proclaimed glitter lover LOL)

2. Loved the storyline! (who can beat a book about crafting!)

3. Loved the characters! (all so different but tied together by a common thread...yes, pun intended!)

4. Loved the fact that I could tell that the author was passionate about what she was writing! (and you can find out more about why in her bio)

It was a great book that touched on alot more than just arts and crafts. Love Friendship, and a loyalty to the ones you care about were all prevalent in this one!

**This book was provided to me for free from the Hatchette Book Group in exchange for an honest review.


  1. thank you for reading and reviewing my book!!

  2. I love the Crafty Chica (who I see above)! Great review. I need to get a hold of this book! :)

  3. Sounds awesome! Thanks for the great review.

  4. This looks so good!! I had no idea she had written a novel, my boyfriend and I met her at a craft show, she's great!!