Sophie Kinsella has conquered the hearts of millions with her New York Times bestselling Shopaholic novels, which feature the irresistible one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood. Now Becky’s back in a hilarious, heartwarming tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!).
What’s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can’t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the Chinese urns and twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong…the five kilim rugs from Turkey…the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka…the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)…
Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky’s even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn’t have a new job yet!
Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky’s feeling rather blue—when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She’s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together.
Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood’s sister can’t…hate shopping?
From the Hardcover edition.
Once again, the immortal question, "Is there more to life than shopping?" is debated in this fourth Shopaholic novel. Becky Bloomwood Brandon returns to London from her 10-month honeymoon/shopping expedition with new husband Luke. Luke's less than thrilled to discover just how many items that Becky purchased during their trip and had shipped home without bothering to inform him first. But Becky soon has more important concerns--she's just learned that she has a half-sister, the result of her father's dalliance with a railway stewardess in the '70s. Becky's sure that she and her sister Jessica will have lots in common; to her horror, Jessica is an environmental activist who loathes shopping....
- Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Romance, Politics, Types of Characters, Family + Friendship, Society + Social Issues, Humorous Fiction, General
- August 30, 2005
- August 30, 2005
- Sophie Kinsella
- Katherine Kellgren (Narrator)