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SHOPAHOLIC AND BABY
by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Mainstream, Chick lit

2007 Chick Lit Novel Nominee

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Fans of Kinsella, and chick lit in general, will not be disappointed with the latest installment in the Shopaholic series. Becky is never boring and shopaholics everywhere will laugh out loud at her outrageous antics. The writing is fast paced and witty, with a balance of shopping and real-life issues (such as new marriage and first-time pregnancy concerns). New readers may benefit from starting at the beginning of the series with Confessions of a Shopaholic, though it is not necessary to enjoy this book.

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is back. This time, she's preparing to model the latest trend: a baby. Becky has learned that outfitting a fashionable nursery is the perfect remedy for morning sickness. Wanting to stay in vogue, she chooses Venetia Carter, obstetrician to the stars, to be her doctor. When Venetia turns out to be her husband Luke's college sweetheart, Becky's life takes a dramatic turn. Luke is receiving text messages from Venetia (written in Latin, no less!) and having secretive meetings. When Becky stops by Luke's office unexpectedly, everyone stares at her and speaks in hushed tones. Is Becky subject to hormonally driven delusions, or are Luke and Venetia hiding something? (DIAL PRESS, Mar., 368 pp., $24.00)

Reviewed By: Leslie L. McKee

Publisher: Dial Press

Published: March 2007

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