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Nothing comes between Becky Brandon (Bloomwood) and her bargains. Neither act of God nor budget crunch can shatter her dreams of wall-to-wall Prada. Every milestone in her well-shopped life (travel, long-lost sister, marriage, pregnancy) inspires new vistas to explore in the name of retail therapy. But now she faces her greatest little challenge yet: Becky's two-year-old daughter, Minnie. While motherhood has been everything Becky dreamed it would be - Baby Dior, Little Marc Jacobs, and Dolce & Gabbana for toddlers - adorable Minnie is wreaking havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is "MINE!" and her penchant for Balenciaga bags, Chanel sunglasses, and online purchases has no rival under age five. Becky is at her wits end. On top of this, she and her husband Luke are still living with her parents. Thankfully it appears house buying attempt number four is a go! Until a huge financial crisis causes panic everywhere, and nobody wants to shop - not Becky's personal shopping clientele, not her friends, nobody. And with Luke in the doldrums, it's time for Becky to step in-with a party: A surprise birthday party for Luke (on a budget) is the perfect antidote to everyone's woes. At first. Will Becky manage to keep the party of the year a surprise? Can she hire jugglers, fire-eaters, and acrobats at a discount? Will enlisting the help of Luke's unflappable assistant to convince him to have another baby realize her dream of matching pom-poms? Will Minnie find a new outlet for her energetic and spirited nature (perhaps one with sixty percent markdowns)? She is, after all, a chip off the old shopping block. And everyone knows a committed shopper always finds a way. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, c2010
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780385342049
Characteristics: 414 p. ;,22 cm


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A perfect beach read on the continuing adventures of Becky Bloomwood. Recommended by Leah.

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karcoldelharvic5 Jun 02, 2015

self absorbed Becky rises again. some ridiculous moments and though things look bad for business she always manages to get money to splurge for what ever her heart desires

Aug 01, 2014

I really love Becky Bloomwood. She is such a great protagonist and so relatable. I've loved the shopaholic series and even though some people are getting tired of these books, I adore them. In this book Becky deals with rising a very energetic two year old, Minnie. Minnie is just as much of a shopaholic as her mother, already knowing words like Gucci and even ordering clothes on Ebay! On top of that, Becky and her husband are still looking for a house as they've seen 4 already that all didn't work out. At this point, becky really needs her Christmas wishes to come true. It was different seeing Rebecca as a mom, but she was still the same person who goes crazy over a 50% off sign. This book really shows Becky as the unselfish person she really is as throughout the book Rebecca struggles with trying to plan her husband, Luke a surprise birthday party on a budget. There are many hilarious mix ups throughout the book as Becky tries to cut back on her shopping as well as raise Minnie to be well behaved. I really liked the new characters that were introduced in this book such as Bonnie, Luke’s kind assistant as well as the appearance of some loved and not so loved characters that were in the previous books. This book is a great, light hearted read that will keep you laughing, with stories of mean nannies to Botox. If you’re a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s other books, you’ll definitely enjoy this one as well.

hania4987 Jan 24, 2014

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) has managed to tie her life in some incredibly big knots again ... giggle as you read to see if she can untangle everything -- once again

Jan 16, 2013

I hope this book is the last in the series.

Jun 21, 2012

The last of the series, we meet a Becky in financial trouble again, but this time she is not the sole reason. Her 2 year old daughter Minnie has taken after her mother in one area- shopping.

Mar 03, 2012

It was one of the better Shopaholic books that I have read and kinda knew what to expect when I started this book, in a way. It seemed to follow the formula that is basically tried and true with the series and that didn't disappoint me at all. I wasn't expecting the best novel in the world, but maybe I have come to expect that Kinsella will involve Becky in something that is a bit embarrassing that I have to flip forward. It was a nice light read.

Jan 20, 2012

II loved the first shopaholic book but every book has gone steadily downhill in qualityand originality after that. This is the worst book of the series. I couldn't wait to get through it. The plot was ridiculous!

kelly0602 Oct 19, 2011

Love this book!

Sep 12, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this light read. Becky Brandon née Bloomwood as usual is a hoot. Her naiveté warms the heart.

kayjaytee Jun 14, 2011

If you are looking for enlightenment or deep meaning, don't read this book. But if you are looking for a light read with some funny moments, it's a good book. It might appeal more previous fans of Becky Bloomwood than new readers. This latest one got pretty far fetched, but it was still fun and funny.

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