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Shopaholic & Sister (2004)

by Sophie Kinsella

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In Shopaholic and Sister, Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) suddenly finds that she has a long-lost sister who unexpectedly hates shopping. How will Becky cope?! Not only is the relationship with her sister, Jessica, not as Becky had expected, but her friendship with Suze and marriage with Luke may also be in trouble. In this fourth book of the Shopaholic series, Becky once again charms her way into and out of trouble, but as always with a sense of humor and style.

After coming home from a relaxing 10 month honeymoon with her husband Luke, Becky angers him with two secret truckloads of souvenirs and must cleverly get rid of it. As Becky finds out that her best friend Suze has replaced her with a snobby girl, Becky soon looks forward to meeting her half sister. Surprisingly they are total opposites and do not get along. Jessica is responsible, frugal, and hates shopping, meanwhile Becky is hysterically irresponsible, lavish, and loves shopping. Becky and Jessica soon get into an argument that seems to shatter any relationship that they have. As Becky is still distressed over the argument with her sister, her husband Luke finds out that she has secretly made a deal behind his back. Luke becomes furious and mentions unintentionally that Becky should be more like her sister. In an effort to save her marriage, Becky travels to the countryside to ask Jessica for advice. ( )
  AlexisLovesBooks | Feb 9, 2016 |
In Shopaholic and Sister, Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) suddenly finds that she has a long-lost sister who unexpectedly hates shopping. How will Becky cope?! Not only is the relationship with her sister, Jessica, not as Becky had expected, but her friendship with Suze and marriage with Luke may also be in trouble. In this fourth book of the Shopaholic series, Becky once again charms her way into and out of trouble, but as always with a sense of humor and style.

After coming home from a relaxing 10 month honeymoon with her husband Luke, Becky angers him with two secret truckloads of souvenirs and must cleverly get rid of it. As Becky finds out that her best friend Suze has replaced her with a snobby girl, Becky soon looks forward to meeting her half sister. Surprisingly they are total opposites and do not get along. Jessica is responsible, frugal, and hates shopping, meanwhile Becky is hysterically irresponsible, lavish, and loves shopping. Becky and Jessica soon get into an argument that seems to shatter any relationship that they have. As Becky is still distressed over the argument with her sister, her husband Luke finds out that she has secretly made a deal behind his back. Luke becomes furious and mentions unintentionally that Becky should be more like her sister. In an effort to save her marriage, Becky travels to the countryside to ask Jessica for advice. ( )
  AlexisLovesBooks | Jan 26, 2016 |
I wasn't expecting to like this much, but found it surprisingly readable, and even quite moving towards the end. The 'Shopaholic', Becky, is very similar to someone I know, which perhaps aided my enjoyment. Well-written, fast paced light reading. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
This is the first book I read from this author and I find it rather disappointing. I had no affinity at all with Becky, she is just not likeable to me and in general the characters have no depth, it’s so superficial, unrealistic. Even the conversations were plain and boring. I did finish the book but it did not go easy. ( )
  Ingstje | Jan 18, 2016 |
Didn't enjoy this half as much as the other Shopaholic books. Just seemed like an odd transition book. ( )
  sweetzombieducky | Nov 28, 2015 |
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Sophie Kinsella has conquered the hearts of millions with her New York Times bestselling Shopaholic novels, which feature the irresistible one-woman shopping phenomenon Becky Bloomwood. Now Becky’s back in a hilarious, heartwarming tale of married life, best friends, and long-lost sisters (and the perils of simply having to own an Angel handbag!).

What’s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can’t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the Chinese urns and twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong…the five kilim rugs from Turkey…the splendid hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka…the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)…

Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their usually immaculate loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Becky’s even maxed out on her second secret credit card, and she doesn’t have a new job yet!

Luke insists she go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky’s feeling rather blue—when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She’s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, drink cappuccinos together, have manicures together, and watch their favorite videos together.

Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood’s sister can’t…hate shopping?
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What’s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can’t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong…the hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka…the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)… Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Luke insists Becky go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky’s feeling rather blue—when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She’s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, have manicures together.…Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood’s sister can’t…hate shopping?

Sophie Kinsella is a former financial journalist and the author of the bestselling novels Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Can You Keep a Secret?, and The Undomestic Goddess. She lives in England, where she is at work on her next book.

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Returning to London after her ten-month honeymoon, Becky Bloomwood Brandon finds herself depressed by a lack of money, a search for a job, and her best friend Suze's new best friend, until she discovers that she has a long lost sister.

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