Mini Shopaholic: A Novel

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Mini Shopaholic: A Novel

by Sophie Kinsella

Random House Publishing Group | September 21, 2010 | Hardcover

Mini Shopaholic: A Novel is rated 3.1667 out of 5 by 6.

Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels—sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party—on a budget!

Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.

With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.56 × 5.68 × 1.45 in

Published: September 21, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385342047

ISBN - 13: 9780385342049

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from I hope this is the end. While the first two Shopaholic novels were fantastic fun summer reads, the third was slower and from there everything really just went downhill. Becky went from being fun and frivolous to just plain selfish and irresponsible. This book is the worst Minnie is awful, Jess is a headache as always, and Luke needs to kick her broke butt to the curb. On more than one occasion I found myself cringing. I really hope this is the end of Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood).
Date published: 2011-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent Addition From a young person's perceptive I thought the novel was a fun read. I've read all of the novels in the series, and I have to admit Becky's 'high fashion taste' has rubbed off on me over the years. This addition to the series has all the perks of the others, and is a definite fun page turner. It is also hilarious! Ps. Make sure to read the previous instalments to the Shopaholic Series...
Date published: 2011-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Laugh This book was a good laugh. Like Mother like daughter. Mini gets in many mishaps throughout the book. Mini is mischevious and endearing. Mini can be a handful at such a young age. Mini can be difficult to manage when she wants something and has learned to be very stubborn like her Mother. Kinsella make the characters loveable with all their quirks and annoying habits. Hope the characters of Becky's husband and her sister are further explored in future expansion of this series. Have read the entire series and looking forward to more in the series. Recommmend others to pick up this book.
Date published: 2011-05-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fun Cute, fun and mindless as usual. A quick, easy read. Kinsella often touches on the superficial problems in our own relationships, this one does the same, good for a laugh with one's partner.
Date published: 2011-03-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A good character ruined.... For the first couple of Shopaholic books I loved Beckie Bloomwood. A little ditzy, a little self-centered, but still lovable and resourceful. Like Bridget Jones without Mr Darcy. Unfortunately, I've lost the love. Basically, she's a self-involved liar who never grows as a person. Reading Mini-Shopaholic wasn't fun. It was stressful to read about all the lies being juggled and what a horrible daughter, friend, wife, and mother Becky has become. I was almost cheering for her husband to be caught in bed with his new movie star client. And it appears from the heavy promotion at the end of the book that there will be another Shopaholic when Becky goes to Hollywood. I know this is chick lit, but let Becky grow up a bit. It's not fun anymore!
Date published: 2011-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another fabulous story from Sophie Kinsella Having not even known this book was released yet, my husband and I were walking thru the airport in Phoenix and I stopped at the book store to see what if anything would interest me for the plane. Well low and behold there it sat the newest novel from one of the best chick lit authors out there, so I of course got the "you want that one" from my husband (as if he needed to ask) lol and of course said yes. After reading one chapter of this novel I already loved the story line, so cute and quite honestly you'll fall in love with Minnie's character such a cute dead on description. This is a great book with a very cute story, I am so glad I stopped to check out that book store.
Date published: 2010-10-01

– More About This Product –

Mini Shopaholic: A Novel

by Sophie Kinsella

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 432 pages, 8.56 × 5.68 × 1.45 in

Published: September 21, 2010

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385342047

ISBN - 13: 9780385342049

About the Book

In the first Shopaholic in three years, Becky Brandon (ne Bloomwood) is back, this time hilariously challenged by the mini-terror who is her two-year-old daughter, Minnie.

Read from the Book

CHAPTER ONE   OK. Don’t panic. I’m in charge. I, Rebecca Brandon (née Bloomwood), am the adult. Not my two-year-old daughter. Only I’m not sure she realizes this. “Minnie, darling, give me the pony.” I try to sound calm and assured, like Nanny Sue off the telly. “Poneeee.” Minnie grips the toy pony more tightly. “No pony.” “Mine!” she cries hysterically. “Miiiine poneee!” Argh. I’m holding about a million shopping bags, my face is sweating, and I could really do without this. It was all going so well. I’d been round the whole shopping mall and bought all the last little things on my Christmas list. Minnie and I were heading toward Santa’s Grotto, and I only stopped for a moment to look at a dollhouse. Whereupon Minnie grabbed a toy pony off the display and refused to put it back. And now I’m in the middle of Ponygate. A mother in J Brand skinny jeans with an impeccably dressed daughter walks past, giving me the Mummy Once-Over, and I flinch. Since I had Minnie, I’ve learned that the Mummy Once-Over is even more savage than the Manhattan Once-Over. In the Mummy Once-Over, they don’t just assess and price your clothes to the nearest penny in one sweeping glance. Oh no. They also take in your child’s clothes, pram brand, nappy bag, snack choice, and whether your child is smiling, snotty, or screaming. Which I know is a lot to take in, in a one-secon
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From the Publisher

Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels—sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party—on a budget!

Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge financial crisis.

With people having to “cut back,” Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?

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.

Editorial Reviews

“[A] madcap adventure.”—People

“Frothy fun . . . Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post

“Exceptional comedic timing . . . laugh-out-loud funny . . . Mini Shopaholic is a light escape from real life.”—The Roanoke Times
 
“A page-turner . . . Kinsella at her most hilarious best.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 
“Screamingly funny.”—USA Today


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