Friday, 27 November 2015

Book Review: Shopaholic to the Rescue

By Sophie Kinsella
Published by Bantam Press
Available in hardback and ebook
Paperback is forthcoming

Shopaholic fans assemble – there’s a new adventure!

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is a on a road trip across western America along with her best friends, her enemies and her family to find out why her father has mysterious disappeared. In a RV, Becky and her merry band of followers gatecrash a children’s party, head to a country fair where her daughter ends up riding a sheep and they arrive in Las Vegas with an Ocean’s Eleven type plan.

The last time I read a Shopaholic book, Becky was on the verge of marrying Luke but since then she has moved to Hollywood, had a baby, and tried to become a stylist. I don’t think you need to have read all of the books to catch up with Becky’s life, Kinsella makes sure there are hints dropped through out the story. So if you’re an occasional reader of the series then you’ll definitely pick up quite easier on what has been happening in Becky’s life.

Even though I haven’t all of the series there have been occasions where I have thought about the character especially when spending – at least I’m not that much in debt as Becky Bloomwood. Comparing real life debt to that of a fictional character isn’t the most smartest of ideas but trust me, it can make you feel better. Yet, in Shopaholic to the Rescue, Becky’s credit card is firmly shut away in her purse. She can’t bring herself to shop, shop, shop. In order to find her old self she must help those around her. There are bigger problems compared to her credit card bill, which are looming on the horizon.

This is a fun read full of characters who are larger than life, ready to cheer you up on a chilly autumn morning or make you laugh on a long commute. Beyond the petty squabbles, and window shopping, this is a book about friends and family sticking together through the good times and also working through the rough times. This is a book about giving friendships and marriages a second chance, and not letting go of the ones you love.

Shopaholic to the Rescue is available from your favourite bookshop.

I was kindly sent a copy by the publisher.

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