Sophie Kinsella – Mini Shopaholic

The ultimate chick flicks, the Shopaholic series is one of my favourite series ever. The 6th book in the series – Mini Shopaholic – won’t be released until September (which is a bit annoying as the books make perfect holiday reading) and I can’t wait. They synopsis has just been released – take a look:

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze – but it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie is a little tearaway who has created havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is ‘Mine’, and she already has a penchant for Balenciaga bags. Becky is at her wits’ end.

On top of this, she and Luke are still living with her Mum and Dad, there’s a big financial crisis so everyone’s having to Cut Back – including all her personal shopping clients – and her husband Luke is feeling low after the death of his beloved stepmother. To cheer Luke up, Becky decides to throw him a surprise birthday party – on a budget – and that’s when things become really complicated. As Becky tries to keep the arrangements secret, misunderstandings and excuses sprout everywhere, and soon she’s told so many fibs she can’t keep track of them. Will Becky pull off the surprise? Will Minnie give everything away? Will Minnie’s godparents ever stop arguing? Who will end up on the naughty step and who will get a gold star? And what will happen when Becky discovers Luke is keeping a big secret too?

Ooh! Now I’m really excited… although the plot seems to echo that of Shopaholic Ties the Knot a bit – a big event needs to be organised and gets a bit out of hand whilst Becky’s fibs get bigger and bigger – I’m sure the book will be just as readable and funny as all the others in the series.

Shopaholic and Baby is out from the 16th November 2010

x.x M

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