|Shopaholic Ties the Knot
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The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan is back!-in a hilarious tale of mothers and daughters, mothers and sons, and one blushing bride who just can't say no to saying "I do."
Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She's become the best personal shopper at Barneys, she and her successful entrepreneurial boyfriend, Luke, are living happily in Manhattan's West Village, and her new next door neighbor is a fashion designer! But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare? Not that she's been thinking of marriage (or diamonds) or anything...
Then Luke proposes! Bridal registries dance in Becky's head. Problem is, two other people are planning her wedding: Becky's overjoyed mother has been waiting forever to host a backyard wedding, with the bride resplendent in Mum's frilly old gown. While Luke's high-society mother is insisting on a glamorous, all-expenses-paid affair at the Plaza. Both weddings for the same day. And Becky can't seem to turn down either one. Can everyone's favorite shopaholic tie the knot before everything unravels?
From the Trade Paperback edition.
- A little tired of Becky
I was very excited to read this book, since I loved the first two, and I'm fascinated by anthing that has to do with a wedding. The first book was good, I enjoyed the second one even more, but the third one was difficult for me to get through. I really just can't stand Becky's deliemmas anymore. It makes it hard to read the books before it that have a "feel good" ending where she learns her lesson, for her to just come back and be even more selfish in the next book. The question that this book put in my mind is would she marry Luke if he was not a millionaire, because obviously shopping means more to her than the people around her.
If I come across the fourth one for really cheap I will buy it, but not for full price. ...more info
- The Magic is Back!!
This book was almost like "coming home" again. While I loved the first "Confessions..." book, I wasn't really crazy about "...Takes Manhattan", but with "...Ties the Knot", I give a hearty Bravo to Sophie Kinsella!! The Magic is back!
This time out, we find Becky Bloomwood still living in the US, employed as a personal shopper for Barney's NY. Her relationship with hunky Luke Brandon is solid and the book opens to Becky on yet another shopping expedition, this time for her best friend, Suze's upcoming wedding (to a guy that once fancied Becky, no less!). This is not the only trip the reader will take along with Becky, as she has settled quite comfortably in NYC. Before you know it, things spice up when Luke proposes to Becky and of course, you just know that she said Yes!
The time comes for Becky to start planning her own wedding festivities and she gets a helping hand, not only from her mother who dreams of Becky wearing her own old fashioned wedding dress and fixing up the house in Britain for Becky's big day, but also from Luke's mother, Elinore, being a big-time society matron, she decides to throw them the biggest bash, right in NYC at the tony Plaza Hotel - high society at its best!!
How will Becky decide which way to go? Of course, the idea of getting married at home in the UK makes Becky feel all warm inside, but the idea of the Plaza wedding spectacular is so tempting - it's great fun watching Becky NOT make the decision until the bitter end - that's typical Becky for you - she just wants it ALL!!
Eventually, Becky finds a way to save her special day and by the end of this story, you get to see how much Becky has grown from the original shopaholic into a woman who thinks and dreams, not only what's best for her, but for those around her as well. The book's ending is touching and poignant and leaves the reader, once again, wanting more & I'm sure, "Shopaholic & a Sister" will deliver - Great Read!!...more info
I couldn't make it through the 2nd chapter. Maybe the rest of the book is better, but when the 2nd chapter is about inbreeding, who cares what the rest of the book is about? You see, Becky's best friend is Suze Cleath-Stuart. Suze is engaged to, and pregnant by her cousin, Tarquin Cleath-Stuart. GROSS! I have no desire to know anyone who practices inbreeding, much less read about it. Kinsella could've used high school sweetheart, next door neighbor, or anything else and I would've bought it, but cousin? Gross....more info
- Starting To Be Annoyed By Becky...
I'm not sure why I keep reading these books, but I guess it's because I've read the first two so I'll keep reading the rest of the books. In the first book, I really found it amusing. I was a little annoyed by the fact that Becky couldn't stop spending, but then again that's why she is called a Shopaholic. In the second book, I felt more of the same it was just magniifed more. Now in the third book, I'm just down right annoyed by Becky Bloomwood. In this book, she wasn't going on crazy shopping sprees, just planning two different weddings because she was afraid to tell each person and because I feel she's really selfish. Still, I read the book because I wanted to see how she could get herself out of another situation. I will say that I love her friends Suze and Danny, her client Laurel and her husband Luke. Maybe that's why I keep reading. I will read the next book, but I'm sure I'll be just as annoyed when I'm done....more info
- Even more fun!
I think I liked this one the most, actually! I mean, the solution was rather obvious, but the book managed to be fresh and exciting. All in all, this series has been much more fun to read than I expected! And they certainly are fast reads! Not to mention the fact that I am even more curious about the movie. I wonder if they will make five movies?
I must admit, one detail really bothered me: in a Sleeping Beauty wedding, why would the "exit" song be "Someday My Prince Will Come" when that song is from _Snow White_? I mean, how did that slip by? Did no one watch Sleeping Beauty? It's only the best Disney movie......more info
- The book to improve your mood - for sure
Nice and funny book. It entertains you, makes you laugh and feel better. Even though the story has happy ending, the characters and dialogues are real, so it does not feel like in bad Hollywood movie. I read it in one sitting and enjoyed very much.
...on the second thought - this book could be transformed into nice playscreen and nice Hollywood movie (J. Aniston as Bekky?:-)...more info
- Makes you want to get married!
I really like the Shopaholic series, very funny and enjoyable.
The delivery was very fast and excellent condition....more info
- Very Addicting!
This book was easy to read, funny and just very cute. I definitely recommend this series to the ladies who want a good laugh and to forget about everything else. Enjoy! I know I sure did. I loved the whole series of books and definitely think the books are much better than the movie. ...more info
- "There's only one Becky Bloomwood. Never stop beeing her."
Luke Brandon finally ties the knot with his beloved Becky Bloomwood. But just like anything that Becky touches, there are bound to be complications -- lots of very expensive and hilarious complications!
It's hard to believe that Sophie Kinsella can keep topping herself with every one of her books featuring this "Lucille Ball" of a character who never met a purchase that she couldn't justify. Shopaholic Ties the Knot takes readers from England to America and back again, following the insanity that evolves when Becky just happens to schedule two weddings at the same time.
How can our girl pass up a fairy-tale Plaza Hotel extravaganza paid for by her future mother-in-law? The fact that there's already a wedding being planned by her own mother back in England is certainly of little consequence... Certainly, it will all somehow work out?
As we've come to expect from Sophie Kinsella, her characters are put through the wringer with hilarious consequences. But in Shopaholic Ties the Knot, we're also in for some deeper issues to be explored with Luke's relationship with his mother, who abandoned him as a child. Becky's perceptions of Luke's grief reflect her deeper, more sensitive side. It's clear that she loves Luke for himself, and not for his considerable wealth.
It's rare that I fall so in love with an author's talent that I feel compelled to buy everything that she writes. Sophie Kinsella is an amazing writer! Don't miss this wonderfully charming and funny novel!...more info
- Another dilemma for Becky
Rebecca Bloomwood, the ditzy English heroine of the Shopaholic series, is back with another problem. Life seems good when she becomes engaged to her handsome and successful boyfriend, Luke, but it doesn't take long for Becky to get into another dilemma.
It seems that both her mother and Luke's mother want to plan a perfect wedding and their ideas are miles apart--one in New York and one in England. Becky is torn between a glitzy wedding planned by an expensive wedding planner in New York as opposed to a more modest English ceremony planned with love and care by Becky's mother. She can't bear to disappoint either mother and soon her problem escalates to huge proportions. Invitations are sent out (or are they?) and the day is fast approaching. Becky is almost rescued by fortuitous circumstances, but she actually bails herself out with some ingenuity and true English grit. This is as funny as the previous entries in the series and is a delightful read....more info
- A Bit of a Letdown
I loved the first two "Shopaholic" books, but this one was a bit of a letdown. There's very little plot. Not all that much happens, just Becky agonizing about her upcoming wedding day and trying to please both her American high-society mother-in-law-to-be and her British down-to-earth (but slightly daffy) parents. In the end, Becky does manage to please both sides of the family. But I was disappointed that Becky didn't have the wedding that she wanted--she was the bride after all. Also, I was puzzled about the dates. As another reader also noted, the New York wedding was set for June 21st, while the one in England was always planned for June 22nd (see page 50). So, the two weddings were never scheduled for the same day! How could the author and the editor not have noticed this? A case of very bad editing. Nonetheless, I like the character of Becky Bloomwood. Some readers object to her overspending ways, but that's the point of the whole series, isn't also? The funny thing, though, is that Becky doesn't really go on any spending sprees in this book. I was expecting the bride-to-be to max out her credit cards on both sides of the Atlantic, but she doesn't. In my opinion, Sophie Kinsella is a great writer. She's got a way with words and she knows how to write a page turner. However, I think the author needed to flesh out the plot a little more--and double check her dates. ...more info
- Shopaholic ties the knot
The book was in excellent condition and I received it with in a few days...more info
- Favorite of series
Of the three I have read, I liked this one the best. Becky is still impossibly daft but a little more endearing in this book....more info
- I love this series!
All the books in the series are great reads! Becky just does not stop her self destruction! But, as always, you can't help but like her anyway. S.K. is a great author! I would read anything by her!...more info
- Never Received Item
Ordered product from DVDLegacy and never received item ordered. After 4wks of waiting, I cancelled my order. Poor service and not happy ordering from DVDLegacy. ...more info
- A fun book, but not my favorite in the Shopaholic series
I really have found the Shopaholic series to be quite fun and enjoyable. The character Becky Bloomwood is fabulous, witty, quite sweet, but a bit insecure with herself. As with all of the Sophie Kinsella books, it's fun and I found myself laughing out loud in some parts. I must confess that I found this book a little less enjoyable than the first two, but still quite fun.
I know Becky is quirky and loves to shop, and that's what I love about her, but you think she would have learned something by now. I am amazed with how many lies she tells and is unable to tell the truth. I found myself saying to myself, "Come on, how could anyone let it get this far", and frustrated as a result. Becky breezes through seemingly without consequences. I don't like the message that sends.
While some of my comments seems a bit negative/constructive, I still really enjoyed this book. I haven't found anything by Sophie Kinsella that I haven't enjoyed....more info
- Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Becky Bloomwood, now a Barney's personal shopper, has settled down in a West Village home with her soon-to-be husband, Luke Brandon. Being a busy man, Luke leaves the wedding preperations to Becky. Somehow in the mix Becky ends up with 2 weddings, and both she can't back out of. One is being held by her mother, who she loves dearly and wouldn't want to hurt and another is being held by Luke's mother, a complete cow whom Becky doesn't like at all and visa versa. Suze, her pregnant best friend, urges Becky to cancel Luke's mother's wedding but Becky learns that she could be sued by cancelling it and there is no way she could heartbreak her mother like that. How will Ms. Bloomwood get out of this one?
This book is great. Sophie Kinsella never fails to entertain. Many say that sequels are never as good as the original, but she proves that stereotype wrong. I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh....more info
- Good writing but annoying character
I picked this up at the airport after having read The Undomestic Goddess. Sophie is a great writer and I started out enjoying the book but felt more and more frustrated as I read to the end. I couldn't help but notice that both story lines Undomestic and Shopaholic are based on women who carry deception to extremes. I became annoyed that the main character Becky didn't have a backbone to be truthful when necessary, she likes to sweep things under the carpet. It was only when others found out about her deception that she eventually came clean. In the end her friend Suze aptly described her as being selfish and that's just an understatement. Overall an unsatisfying book, there are better ways to spend a rainy day than read this series. ...more info
- Fabulous! FABULOUS!!!
This is my second book from the Shopaholic series; I have yet to read the first one, Confessions of a Shopaholic, (somebody screwed up my order at Amazon.com and sent me 2 Shopaholic and Sisters - harumph!)
But it doesn't matter because the books stand on their own two designer clad feet! Rebecca Bloomwood is at her shopping best, she was able to find a job that actually pays her to shop for others and she gets to spend other people's money - isn't that the ultimate subjucation? Becky is in shopper's Heaven and the book is full of wonderful labels and descriptions of all sorts! Every day is filled to the brim with adventure for young Becky, and this story really is written with more suspense and turmoil when Becky finds she is having her wedding in two different countries on the same day. Oh, the vasillating!!!! Oh, the inner struggles!!! This book delves deeply into what matters the most when someone weds; is it truly a day for the bride and groom or is it a day for the parents of the bride and bridegroom? What makes a sentimental wedding versus a couture wedding? Which would you prefer? Nothing makes a woman's heart swoon and lift like the idea of a wedding. There is a section where Miss Becky has the lonely task of deciding which flavor to choose for her wedding cake....oooh! A chapter on cake - oh, to-die-for triple layered flavors such as passion-fruit mango, straberry and tangerine mouseline! Can you imagine washing down a slice of that cake with a sparkling glass of champagne? Or another triple layered wedding cake sample of caramel creme, pistachio and mocha truffle? OH WOW!
The descriptions in this book are so magical and unparralelled in novels these days. The author, Sophie Kinsella goes on for further descriptions of the lavish weddings and the wonderful wedding dresses and shoes and all the fabulous trappings of a whirlwind wedding party!!!
If anything, this book taught me to:
1. Write my will immmediately!
2. Go out and buy Bridal magazines to fill my visual appetite.
3. Think about my own children's weddings; whenever that may be, I'll be there to support them in the way they need it most!
This is a very thought-provoking book; it draws memories of one's own wedding and the wonderful memories, (as well as the not-so-pleasant ones.)
Weddings are a huge business worldwide and some of this was referred to in the novel, which is very funny at times and very perplexing at other times.
It forced me also to think of how I would solve Becky's ethical dilemma.
You know what? I did what she ended up doing in order to save face and save the day and even save the marriage.
I hope you give it a read. It's even better than Shopaholic takes Manhattan, and as I said before, I have yet to straighten out my order so that I can get the original Shopaholic in my hot little hands!
I have been shopping a bit more since reading these books, and I'd better cut it out!!!!...more info
- Sophie Kensella is the best
I love Sophie. She is a very entertaining author. Her books are by no means intellectually stimulating; however, they are immensely entertaining. They are great summer books and perfect for a day of light reading. :)...more info
- Just pure fun!
I don't know what it is about this writer, but I bought AND read all of her books in a 4-5 month period. I NEVER do that, especially if I know that I have all of the books because I don't like to read a book over and over. I read these as slow as possible and used it as a luxurious escape. Great fun and highly recommended!! GET THEM ALL!!!!! Make sure you read the Shopaholic ones in order though... Have fun!!!...more info
- Lost its Fizz...
Part 3 of Shopaholic series. Sophie Kinsella has lost the plot, she should not attempt to write an entire story on where to hold a wedding, too mundane!
There is no intrigue unlike Parts 1 & 2 of Shopaholic series. The plot is too flat and does not create any excitement and feel good endorphins. I felt too tired and a sheer waste of time reading this Part 3. Kinsella should have condensed this story into Part 2 instead to make it more digestable....more info
- for better or worse, richer or poorer....
great story, love the author's way of writing---like you are right there!!...more info
- Shopaholic Ties the Knot
This has been my favorite of the series as of yet. Becky and Luke are living in NYC, and Becky is planning their wedding. Well, 2 weddings. Luke's mother has a grand, stop the press wedding in the works and Becky's mother has a quaint home ceremony in England she is planning. Neither know about the others plans, and of course Becky can't decide which to proceed with.
Luke's character becomes much more "real" in this book. We see how his relationship, or lack thereof, with his mother really affects him. We see a real relationship between Luke and Becky as well.
The characters seem to have a bit more substance in this book, as compared to the others. We still have the laugh out loud moments, and the " I cant believe she did that" moments. I cant wait to read the next in the series!
- The BEST of all four!
I think this one was the best of all four in the series. I love how she makes it all work out, even if she is a twit :-)...more info
- Fun Read!
This book is another fun read in this series. I kept wanting to turn the page and keep reading to see what happened next which is something I love about a book. I like some of Sophie's other books better, Undomestic Goddess and Remember Me - but that said, this is a good read and I would recomend it. ...more info
- Somewhat disappointed
I loved the first two books in the Shopaholic series. In fact, it's a toss up as to which one is better between Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan. However, I was somewhat disappointed with this book. I found myself getting annoyed with Becky Bloomwood and the story line. To me, it seems like this book is the same as Shopaholic Takes Manhattan but just a different situation for the main character. I was fed up with Becky Bloomwood always being so weak and unable to speak up for herself. It just seemed to get a little old for me by the third book. I'm not sure if I'll continue on with these books after this one. Unfortunately, I think I need a break from the Shopaholic. ...more info