Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella

The Book:

Source for ‘The Book’ section : From Goodreads

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed; especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.

But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky’s perfect world starts to crumble. She’s shopping for two . . . but are there three in her marriage?

The View:

I read the “Confessions of a Shopaholic” from this series and liked the movie version much better (which is a rarity). My review is here . I was hesitant to pick another Shopaholic book but when I saw ‘Shopaholic & Baby’ on the shelves, I said.. why not? I was looking for a mindless entertaining read and I knew this book could possibly give me that.

Becky’s pregnancy is the highlight of this story as is anticipated from the title. Her shopping adventures are hilarious and her obsession with prams bizarre. Her shopping skills pays off well when she manages to bribe a house owner into selling her the house with a rare shoe. Her ideas save her store and even her doubts on her husband that prompted her to engage a spy pays off well. Don’t you like it when everything works out just fine? That is what I thought till her obstetrician crashes into her life claiming she has an affair with Luke. And then it is no longer the dream life.

I think Becky has grown as a character with the series and is not just portrayed as a compulsive shopper. She has a lot going on with a house purchase, a miserable store she works for, her husband’s affair or so she thinks and the biggest event – her pregnancy. The sweetness of the plot is that she scrapes through them all successfully yet managing to keep her shopaholic attitude intact. Luke is a delight, lovable and charming. Her obstetrician Venetia who also happens to be Luke’s ex-girlfriend is the most interesting person next only to Becky as she brings a lot of drama into the story. The rest of the personalities which includes Becky’s family and friends are just as insanely unique.

Rated a 4 on 5 and please only read this if you are looking for an average literature, a good read and an occasional laugh.


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One Response

  1. Sophie Kinsella can do no wrong.

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