Shopaholic & Sister

Shopaholic & Sister

Book - 2004
Average Rating:
6
Rate this:
What's a round-the-world honeymoon if you can't buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky Brandon (n#65533;e Bloomwood) finds in Hong Kong, or the hand-carved dining table from Sri Lanka, or the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband expressly forbade her to buy).
 
Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London, where two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft. The bills are outrageous, Luke is furious, and Becky's feeling rather blue--until her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They'll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, get manicures together. Then Becky meets Jessica and receives the shock of her life. Surely the shopaholic's own sister can't hate shopping ?
 
Praise for Sophie Kinsella
 
"Kinsella's heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten women, and her damage-limitation brain waves are always good for a giggle." -- Glamour (U.K.)
 
"Kinsella has a genuine gift for comic writing." -- The Boston Globe
 
"Kinsella's Bloomwood is plucky and funny. . . . You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist." -- People
 
"Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic!" --The Washington Post
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2004.
ISBN: 9780385336826
9780440241911
044024191X
0385336829
9780385338097
0385338090
Characteristics: 352 p. ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Shopaholic and sister

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
bookpusher
Aug 09, 2015

lol, so funny!! Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is hysterically ridiculous! ;)

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "Another shopaholic book that was fun, light and a pleasure to read! Becky meets her half-sister, Jess, who couldn't be more different than her!"

r
reader1995
Jun 16, 2012

Another funny adventure with Becky as she returns from her honeymoon to some drastic changes.

r
rslade
Oct 22, 2011

OK, I fully and unreservedly take it back. The "Shopaholic" books *can* be as good as Kinsella/Wickham's other stuff.
<p>
"`So ... do you believe me?' I say. `Do you believe we're sisters?'
<p>
"For a moment Jess just focuses on her feet, which are encased in thick socks and brown hiking boots. She raises her head and surveys my turquoise diamante kitten heels, all scraped and covered in mud. My Marc Jacobs skirt. My ruined glittery T-shirt. Then she lifts her eyes to my bruised, battered face, and we just look at each other.
<p>
"`Yes,' she says at last. `I believe you.'"

mybibliothike Mar 08, 2011

A light, fun read with a ditzy (often silly) character. This is one for those that love to shop, and the good news is that this is one of a few in the "Shopaholic" series! You may be tempted to buy them all!!!!

s
Sarahd
Jan 09, 2009

Enjoyable, a light read.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Related Authors

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top