Queen of Babble is the first in a romantic trilogy for adult readers, from Meg Cabot, author of the phenomenally successful The Princess Diaries. Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn't that she's blowing her college graduation money on a trip to visit her long-distance boyfriend Andy in London. She just can't keep anything to herself, including her indignation at finding out her beloved boyfriend wasn't completely faithful to her during their separation. She's now out on the streets with no money and a non-changeable airline ticket home for exactly a month away. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend, Shari, comes to the rescue. She's spending the summer in the South of France catering weddings in a romantic sixteenth century chateau, and she's able to sort Lizzie out with a job. One glimpse of the gorgeous Chateau Mirac, not to mention the equally gorgeous son of the owner, and Lizzie is hooked.