This is the sixth book in the Shopaholic series by British author Sophie Kinsella. And yes, as soon as I finished Wolf Hall, I began reading this. The only thing these books have in common is that they were both written by British authors. This was, however, a fun and refreshing change. I had been looking forward to the publication of Mini Shopaholic; in fact, for the first time, I pre-ordered a book from Amazon!
Becky Bloomwood Brandon and Luke Brandon are now the parents of two year old Minnie. Because of some problems with real estate, they are living in Oxshott with Becky’s parents. Becky’s mother babysits for Minnie while Becky works part-time as a personal shopper in a fashionable London department store. Minnie has become willful and independent. Becky and her mother take Minnie shopping regularly, which of course leads to Minnie wreaking havoc in the stores, and Becky continuing her overspending ways, this time to Minnie’s benefit.
When Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party for Luke, complications ensue. Becky gets in over head, and ends up accepting help from some unusual sources.
Becky remains a fun, good-natured, and well-meaning person. Mini Shopaholic is not great literature, but I recommend it for light, pleasant reading.
Published in hardcover-The Dial Press-2010