Synopses & Reviews
& #8220; This expensive, glossy world is where I& #8217; ve been headed all along. Limos and flowers; waxed eyebrows and designer clothes from Barneys. These are my people; this is where I& #8217; m meant to be.& #8221; < br=""> & #8211; Becky Bloomwood< br=""> < br=""> Universally beloved by readers, Sophie Kinsella& #8217; s national bestseller, < b=""> Confessions of a Shopaholic<> , introduced the irrepressible one-woman shopping phenomenon, Becky Bloomwood. Now, in this hilarious follow-up, Becky and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic....< br=""> < br=""> With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky& #8217; s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to & #8220; pack light.& #8221; But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he& #8217; s moving to New York for business& #8211; and he asks Becky to go with him < br=""> < br=""> Before you can say & #8220; Prada sample sale, & #8221; Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury department stores. < br=""> < br=""> Surely it& #8217; s only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky& #8217; s bills miles away in London. < br=""> < br=""> But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line < b=""> Shopaholic Takes Manhattan<> & #8211; but will she have to return it?
The irresistible heroine from "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Shopaholic Ties the Knot!" is back. And this time, Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards head across the Atlantic from London to the Big Apple.
Becky Bloomwood has not only paid off her debts and made it big as a TV financial guru, she's also radically revised her shopping motto: "Buy Only What You Need." Clearly, the gorgeous suit, those to-die-for shoes (in two colors), and ... um ... the fencing gear and fur stole are necessary career investments. The bills coming through the mail slot can't possibly be anything to worry about, especially when Becky has to concentrate on her boyfriend, Luke, who's been much more wrapped up in work than in her. But at last Luke announces he's moving to New York for business -- and he asks Becky to go with him!
How did Becky ever live without sample sales, power lunches, and Fifth Avenue?! Surely it's only a matter of time until she becomes an American television celebrity, known everywhere ... Saks, Barney's Bloomies. But then one spiteful article in a British tabloid shatters her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line!
How Becky manages to put the pieces of her life -- and her wardrobe -- back together makes for an enchanting, hilarious read. "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" -- but will she have to return it?
The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic
and Shopaholic Ties the Knot
is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.…
With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Beckys biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to pack light. But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces hes moving to New York for business—and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say “Prada sample sale,” Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury boutiques.
Surely its only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Beckys bills miles away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan—but will she have to return it?
Together in one delightful boxed set, here are the first five novels in #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella’s acclaimed Shopaholic series. Follow the hilarious high-fashion adventures of Becky Bloomwood, a spirited young woman with a taste for the finer things in life—if only she could afford them. From London to Manhattan, from singlehood to motherhood, Becky struggles to keep her finances above water—but it will take a lot more than a looming credit-card bill to sink Sophie Kinsella’s irresistible heroine!
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as The Undomestic Goddess
and Can You Keep a Secret?
She lives in England.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
What is your secret vice?
Eating cookies a handful at a time.
What is your favorite time of day?
I love lazy mornings, lying in bed and thinking about the day ahead. But with two small children, I don't get many of them!
How do you indulge yourself when you need a pick me up?
Head to the shops and buy myself a treat!! Or else I take a long bath with Jo Malone bath oil.
What was your most memorable date (good or bad)?
On my eighteenth birthday I had dinner planned with my (then) boyfriend. We got to the restaurant and a whole bunch of friends were there to surprise me. The relationship didn't last but I'll always the remember the party!
What do you appreciate most in your friends?
I appreciate their loyalty, humour and sense of fun.
What woman in history do you admire the most?
Emmeline Pankhurst, who led the suffrage movement. It seems incredible now that women didn't have the vote, it's something we all just take for granted. But it wouldn't have happened without brave women like her.
What was your worst job?
As a financial journalist on the magazine Pensions World, having to write the most boring articles in the world!
What would your theme song be?
'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge. It's such an upbeat, optimistic song, plus I'm very close to all my family, especially my two sisters.
What is your favorite quote?
'I never put off till tomorrow what I can do the day after.' Oscar Wilde
If you weren't a writer, what career would you choose?
I studied music and would have loved to have been a singer-songwriter.
What actress would you want to play you in a movie?
Sandra Bullock as she is so funny and human and has long dark hair like me. It would be a very boring movie though as writers basically just sit in front of a computer... and write!
What scene in your own books are you most surprised you wrote?
The entire ending of Shopaholic Ties The Knot - as when I first started writing it I had no idea how I would get Becky out of her mess!