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Waiting on Wednesday: Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Product Description

Nothing comes between Becky Brandon (née 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.

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series as well as ,The Undomestic Goddess, Can You Keep a Secret? and Remember Me? She lives in England.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: The Dial Press (September 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385342047
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385342049

I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE!   -- enough said.


  1. I can't wait either! So glad the series has continued without becoming too silly.

  2. Looks like a fun book! I may give this a try, though chick lit isn't my favorite cup of tea.

    The Romance Reviews

  3. I'm waiting on this one too! I'm #2on the hold list at the library (yay for libraries!). I find that the shopaholic books are always a fun read, even if they aren't filled with depth or profouund observations. They're a fun escape, though!

  4. I love the SHopaholic series and can't wait for this one! I've jsut got Shopaholic & Baby left to read of the current ones out.


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