Thursday, 11 June 2015

Guest Review by Sarah Pritchard - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholicby Sophie Kinsella

What They Say:

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood.

She has a great flat, a fabulous wardrobe full of the season's must-haves, and a job telling other people how to manage their money.
She spends her leisure time ... shopping.

Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can't. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The letters from the bank are getting harder to ignore. Can Becky ever escape from this dreamworld, find true love, and regain the use of her credit card?

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic... the perfect pick-me-up for when it's all hanging in the (bank) balance.

What Sarah Says:

Review by Sarah Pritchard

I absolutely loved this book.  I know I am a bit late to this party as there are a few books in this series already out and I can only apologise for been so late I now know what I have been missing out on.  I really struggled to put it down. 

If I didn’t know any better I would say that Becky the main character was based on me.  I completely connected with Becky and totally understand her love for shopping.  Sophie hit the nail on the head in my opinion with the descriptions and feelings that Becky gets from the buzz of shopping and even justifications for buying items.  Although I don’t have the final reminders come through the door and companies chasing me for money I do like to put things on the plastic sometimes and truly connected with Becky and her feelings and conscience on spending.  It really is such a true to life plot whilst providing the perfect escape from real life. 

It was one big rollercoaster of a read but one I didn’t want to get off.  I would quite willingly go through it all again and no doubt will as I catch up with the rest of the books in the series.  As well as the shopping there was the romance element to it and again I totally connected with Becky while reading about her relationship with Luke.  There was a couple of twists like when they went luggage shopping together and when it ended although I thought I knew how it was going to end it wasn’t quite what I expected. 

Sophie has managed to create a world to escape in whilst been quite true to life for what I suspect is a lot of women and would wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone and everyone.  I think this book would definitely put an end to a book hangover if I had one and can not wait to read the rest of series. 

5 out of 5 Stars

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series.

She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham.

She lives in London with her husband and family.

Visit her website at

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