Book 7: Mini Shopaholic
GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels–sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party–on a budget!
Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.
Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.
With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source–and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.
Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?
It’s beginning to feel like I am watching a never ending movie. Either that, or these characters are real and it’s like they are a part of my life now.
I guess that’s what happens when you read a book series from start to finish in the space of a few weeks.
This instalment to the series was another ‘fab’ read. Again, Becky got herself into numerous situations where she refuses to just explain the truth to people, so she makes up the most extravagant lies and they don’t do her any favours at all. The lie just gets bigger and bigger and of course it’s only a matter of time until the truth gets revealed, and that just makes everything a whole lot worse.
I find her lies quite annoying and the fact that her husband, Luke and everyone else for that matter, continuously fall for them is just as annoying. If I knew anyone like her in real life, I would never believe a word she said!
Again, her tendency to go off into her own fantasy land got a little irritating. She gets sidetracked so quickly and starts to imagine things that clearly aren’t going to happen. But I guess that’s what makes her character what it is.
This book’s main focus was secrecy (in all aspects of Becky’s life). From organising a surprise party, hiding the reason of her job success to her boss, hiding her suspension from work to her husband to hiding the fact that they have no home to go to from her parents. And that’s just to touch on a few of them!
But as always, everything always turns out as it should for Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) and everyone lives happily ever after.
Only 2 books left to read, then it’s back to reality! Stay tuned for book #8