I did the next best thing I went to the library and borrowed Caroline's books. Big Mistake!! Yes, I'm channeling Julia Roberts right now in the movie "Pretty Woman." Anyway, I slowed my reading pace by asking dd10 to take a Dork Diary break to read each book first so that we could discuss the book before proceeding to the next. After each book I would show her a Caroline accessory she didn't know I had purchased. Dd8 was miffed but she only wants to read R. L. Stine at this point in her life of literacy. After we finished reading the set dd8 gained full access to Caroline's accessories as well!! Reading Caroline's books was the deciding factor in my decision to add her to the collection. The books were awesome, but I'll spare you my review. THE BOOKS ARE A MUST READ!!
Warning: Do not read a doll's books if you're on the fence about whether or not to buy. If you're lucky..... you'll get an awesome story and the urge to spend $$$ and some change.
Caroline is such a beautiful doll. I actually purchased a second doll who is named Caroline Coral. I do hope everyone who intends to purchase her before Archival gets a chance to do so. She is an unexpected beacon in my collection.