At 38, TV personality Tiona Tomlinson is starting to be considered over-the-hill, and she’s not going to give in and get plastic surgery.
Jane Porter writes chick lit for women on the cusp of middle age, and her stuff tends to have some substance to it. Easy on the Eyes is an easy read, and I appreciated its message about how our culture is so awful to women as they age. I also liked that her backstory included a Daniel/Marianne Pearl-type marriage and tragedy. But I knew that she would end up going to a third world country, because I’ve seen that a million times before. It helped that Tiona is from South Africa, but I think I would’ve appreciated it more if she were black, too. The spirit behind the idea is a good one, but it’s just a little cliched at this point.