Shopaholic & Baby: A Novel
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Becky Brandon’s existence is blooming. She’s operating at London’s most modern giant shop, The glance, house-hunting with husband Luke (her mystery want is a Shoe Room) . . . and she’s pregnant. She couldn’t be extra overjoyed—especially after gaining knowledge of that purchasing remedies morning disorder. every little thing needs to be excellent for her child: from the fashion designer nursery and the most recent stroller to among the finest scientific care.
but if the must-have megastar obstetrician Becky’s been so eager to see seems to be Luke’s glamorous, highbrow ex-girlfriend, Becky’s excellent global starts off to fall apart. She’s buying . . . yet are there 3 in her marriage?
Praise for Sophie Kinsella and Shopaholic & Baby
“From sonograms to the most popular child strollers to tricked-out birthing rooms . . . Kinsella’s ode to child blues is either sly and slapstick.”—Publishers Weekly
“Faster than a swiping Visa, extra strong than a two-for-one coupon, in a position to purchase entire wardrobes in one dash in the course of the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post
“Kinsella’s heroine is blessed with the resilience of ten ladies, and her damage-limitation mind waves are continuously reliable for a giggle.”—Glamour (U.K.)
“As enjoyable as a buying spree.”—Entertainment Weekly
From the Hardcover edition.
status there in her eco-friendly medical-authority uniform. And I’m the deranged, drugged pregnant lady in a dishevelled T-shirt. “Ven, it’s fine,” says Luke, taking a look uncomfortable. “Listen, we’ve bought Charles Braine coming to oversee. possibly you should…leave.” “Maybe I should.” Venetia nods conspiratorially at Luke, and that i think a stab of white-hot rage. “Luke, don’t simply enable her escape with it! She stated you have been fans! She stated you have been leaving me for her!” “Becky…” “It’s true.” offended tears are.
Down the hall and that i glance around to work out her coming near near, a clipboard in hand. “You needs to acquire your welcome pack prior to you move, Becky! we've got every type of sweets for you. And there has been one other factor i needed to mention—” “Venetia.” Luke cuts her off midstream. “Let me be frank. We have been simply discussing the very fact of…our past courting. And I’m uncertain Becky feels happy with it.” he's taking my hand and that i clasp his gratefully. Venetia exhales and nods. “Of course,” she says.
Coming individually, and the pillow shams once they’re in stock—” I holiday off at his appalled expression. “Luke, we’ll have the crib in our bed room! we need to coordinate!” “Coordinate?” “Of course!” “Becky, really—” Luke’s realization is attracted to the television reveal. “Hold on, it’s Malcolm.” He turns up the amount and that i take the chance to shove the Hollis Franklin sheets at the back of the door, the place Luke may possibly ignore them. Malcolm Lloyd is the executive government of Arcodas, and he’s being.
attempt going after unmarried men!” i modify tack. “Then existence wouldn’t be so complex for her!” I provide a small snicker, yet as Luke turns, he’s frowning. “Venetia’s made some…unwise offerings. yet none of them have been planned or out of malice. She’s only a hopeless romantic.” He’s protecting her. i think absolutely wrong-footed. A bleep without warning comes from Luke’s jacket. He comes out of the rest room, drying his face, and takes his cell out of his pocket. “It’s a textual content from Venetia.” He appears to be like at it and.
i actually wasn’t yes she’d come alongside. “Jess!” I name out as I close to her. “You made it!” “This is magnificent, Becky.” Jess is calling round on the milling crowds. “Congratulations.” “Thanks!” I beam at her. “Isn’t it nice? have you ever visible all of the television crews?” “There used to be a man from the days outside,” says Jess, nodding. “And the traditional. The media assurance goes to be huge.” She supplies a bit smile. “Becky Brandon does it again.” “Well…” I shrug, flushing. “So, how are issues? How are.