I have it in creme. it has a great bright green interior. Emily's color is cuter, definitely. I went to the San Francisco Nordstrom's yesterday and they didn't actually have anything cuter than the San Jose Nordstrom's. That was disappointing.
I haven't read Emily's books. I couldn't get past the cheating in the first book. I just couldn't identify, though I know that's what made it stand out.