This is a very cute story-a very fun read.
From Kirkus Reviews
Crystal Goldstein is a Manhattan stereotype: a working woman (in this case, a CPA) of a certain age (about 40) who has no time for anything resembling a life. Her first marriage--to the charming but lazy Terry Hollenbeck--lasted only a matter of months. Now, when she learns that the man she's been dating for years, an unbelievably boring and uptight attorney, has been cheating on her with the ex-wife he's married and divorced twice, Crystal takes the news as a wake-up call. With the help of her New Age-y but loving friend and secretary Rona Wishnick, Crystal (who, in spite of her name, is as pragmatic as you can get) decides to take a vacation at a resort called Tranquility in Sedona, Arizona. Once there, she signs up for the apparently obligatory (according to Rona) Sacred Earth Jeep Tour, a weeklong drive through Sedona's spiritual sites that turns out to offer plenty of forced interaction with the driver/tour guide and the other six tour groupies. To Crystal's shock, she immediately recognizes the driver she's been assigned to--it's Terry, of course, looking better than ever at 43. Worse yet, several calls from Rona reveal that attorney Steven is hot on her trail, vowing to give up his ex-ex-wife forever if Crystal will marry him. Crystal's touring companions, meanwhile, aren't much help: Amanda Reid is a socialite with an attitude as big as her bank account, and the rest of the group includes her entourage (cook, p.r. agent, physical therapist, personal assistant) and a reporter doing a story on Amanda's writer husband, who's penned his first book in decades. What ultimately happens in the desert comes as a surprise only to Crystal. A modern spin on a good old-fashioned Cinderella story. -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved
Reading a Jane Heller novel is like spending an evening with an old friend--no surprises but no disappoinments either.
Jane Heller blends mystery, romance with a wonderful sense of humour and creates novels that never disappoint the reader.
In "Crystal Clear," the protagonist, Crystal Goldstein, a workaholic accountant, discovers in a brief period that she may be facing termination at work, her fiance is cheating on her with his ex-wife, and her father dislikes and resents her. In other words, everything that she thought gave her life some sort of meaning disappears.
Crystal is persuaded to take a vacation in Sedona, Arizona, at a new-age resort. She intends to get a little R&R but instead manages to bump into her ex-husband and get mixed up in the mysterious disappearance of an obnoxious heiress.
What a fun read!!!! I will be reading more from this author!!!
Very funny story. If you're looking for a laugh, try this one.
The book is good but not really up to par with Jane Heller's other extremely hilarious and entertaining books.