Shopaholic & Sister
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What’s a round-the-world honeymoon if you can’t buy the odd souvenir to ship back home? Like the twenty silk dressing gowns Becky found in Hong Kong…the hand-carved dining table (and ten chairs) from Sri Lanka…the, um, huge wooden giraffes from Malawi (that her husband Luke expressly forbade her to buy)… Only now Becky and Luke have returned home to London and Luke is furious. Two truckloads of those souvenirs have cluttered up their loft, and the bills for them are outrageous. Luke insists Becky go on a budget. And worse: her beloved best friend Suze has found a new best friend while Becky was away. Becky’s feeling rather blue—when her parents deliver some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister! Becky is thrilled! She’s convinced her sister will be a true soulmate. They’ll go shopping together, have manicures together.…Until she meets Jessica for the first time and gets the shock of her life. Surely Becky Bloomwood’s sister can’t…hate shopping?

Sophie Kinsella is a former financial journalist and the author of the bestselling novels Confessions of a Shopaholic, Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Can You Keep a Secret?, and The Undomestic Goddess. She lives in England, where she is at work on her next book.

Customer Reviews:

  • WOWIE!
    I thought this book was excellent! Once I started, I couldn't ever bring myself to put it down. Kinsella put a lot of twists into this novel. It left me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole story. I would definately recommend this book to people of all ages, it's one of my favorites. I hope that Kinsella pulishes another sequel because I just can't get enough of her books!...more info
  • The 4th book and still great
    Becky, Becky, Becky, she continues to do the most outrageous things making this book as funny and heartfelt as the first three books. ...more info
  • if you like the other ones you'll like this too
    Okay so Becks and Luke take a year off, and literally see the world. She is happy Luke is kicking back and so tanned.
    Unfortunately, when she gets back from her honeymoon,lots of things have changed, Suze has just had twins and is hanging out with this uber perfect mom, who makes Becky feel unwanted.
    She also finds out her Dad had a thing with another woman way before she was ever thought of and she has a sister named Jess. Jess is gruff and athletic and thinks Becky is a selfish liar and doesn't even give her a chance. Becky tries to be nice,but nothing seems to work.Even worse, Luke is mad when he finds out she spent 2000 bucks on a purse.
    Will Jess and Becky ever make up?
    You will have to read,because i'm sure not going to spoil it for you....more info
  • it's hilarious
    I enjoyed a lot reading this book and actually it was the first one I had read among all Shopaholic series. In book, the story deals with all sort of emotion and human relationship including the romance, family hood, friendship, sadness, nostalgia, sisterhood and so forth. Even though the book is often considered as chick lit or something like that, I think the themes and settings in this book are very meaningful and captivating. ...more info
  • Just like buying it at the store, but with no hassle of finding a parking spot.
    The book that I purchased was brand new and in perfect condition and it only took like three days for it to be delivered. ...more info
    I'm not a big reader, but the shopaholic series got me hooked! Enjoyed the first 3 books and this one is not much different. Easy to read, funny, and a little boring at times. Becky is my girl! Continues to be the shopaholic that she is always been,witty and naive, getting into trouble, but always finding her way out of it with success, i wish life was that easy. This is what this series is about; transporting you to a fantasy world where no matte what you do everything turns out perfect at the end. I personally find it very entertaining. Looking forward to reading shopaholic and baby and watching the upcoming shopaholic movie!...more info
  • Not my favorite in the series, but still good...
    I love the Shopaholic series, and although she can be annoying at times, Becky Brandon has an endearing quality and I can't help but like her. Yes, I do want to strangle her at times for being so darn naive and overenthusiastic, and I feel that in this book she is so over the top. But, even more annoying was her sister, Jess...what a b----! Of course, I knew it would work out in the end, but I couldn't stand Jess on her high horse. And, who the heck is so darn cheap?! I'm all about being thrifty and finding a good bargain, but she was acting like a homeless person! Other than those annoying points, overall, it was good and I enjoy Kinsella's style & wit. I did like the earlier books in the series better, but still a fun, easy read. ...more info
  • I love shpoaholic
    I really liked this book it wasn't my favorite of Kinsellas book BUT it did make it unbearable to wait for the next book Shopaholic and baby. I have really enjoyed everything she has written...more info
  • Still just as good!
    This book is just as good as the first! I don't know how she can keep on getting better at the shopaholic books! They are absolutely addicting! :)...more info
  • This book parallels my family ...
    In this book I can identify with... the SISTER! Definitely more my style than Becky but my family has one that fits Becky's bill COMPLETELY! Every family has one. Will it work out? Read it and see!...more info
  • wow!!
    i wasn't expecting to get my book fast and in really good conditions, but my expectations were totally off the mark. i received my book in about about 8 days!!! and the book looked brand new!!!...more info
  • Great series....but this book isn't to standard
    I absolutely love the "shopaholic" series. As a shopaholic myself, I lose myself in them and I feel almost as if she is an extension of me (a far extension)

    This book, however, was not up to the standard of the rest of the books. I've read "Confessions", "Takes Manhattan", "Ties the Knot", etc and while this book was entertaining, I didn't enjoy it as much as I did the others. Worth a read though...more info
  • Too slow to ship
    The delay in shipping annoyed me. I think ten days is ridiculous. I received another book ordered on the same day from another vendor four days earlier. I will go with the more efficient vendor in the future....more info
  • Becky Bloomwood is Lots of Fun-Again! Lots of Laughs Here!
    Here we go again with Becky Bloomwood, and her obsessive need for always shopping-and running up credit cards! In this book, she and Luke will finish up their honeymoon sooner than they had expected to, and go back home. Becky of course, can't resist buying an expensive angel bag before they leave, and she must keep it a secret from Luke-which she is famous for doing all the time.

    When they reach home, things have changed. Becky's best friend Suze, is now tied up with Lulu who also has kids, and seems to have no time at all for Suze. And, that isn't all of course. She has an unknown sister through her father, namely Jess, who is quite the very opposite of Becky. She has a zero personality, and HATES shopping! She is a cheap-o and finds all sorts of ways to harbor her money. So right off, she and Becky don't get along. In fact, when Becky takes her shopping, Jess just stands there bored while Becky is completely, totally enthralled with the mall stores!

    Luke and Becky have problems because of Becky's shopping problem. When not one, but several lorries drive up to their apartmenet with all of Becky's lavish items, Luke is horrified. They have words many times over this, so Becky proceeds to sell many of the items over ebay, convincing Luke she can use it to pay off all of these bills. But then she spends more-and more.

    When Jess and Becky really have it a big fight over her lying and shopping habits, Jess gives up altogether and doesn't want to be sisters. But an event makes Becky take a second look at what she is doing-and she wants Jess's help. But it may be too late for them to make up, and not only that, but with Luke too. ...more info
  • Does she ever learn?
    I am a big fan of Becky Bloomwood. I loved her first three books, Shopaholic, Manhattan, and Ties the Knot. However, this book was not as good as those. I am, sadly to say, starting to get a little annoyed at Becky. Does she ever learn her lesson? Her and I are the same age, yet she continually repeats the same offenses and covers them up with lies. Why Luke stands by her is beyond me, which only perpetuates her childish behavior. Like I said, I enjoyed her first three adventures, but with Sister, I feel that Kinsella only wrote it to continue the series without coming up with anything really fresh and new....more info
  • Cute fun
    I've always liked the shopaholic series because it's relaxing and funny to read. Reading them is a great break from reading more scholarly works. They are great beach, airplane and weekend books. This one is no exception.

    Basically the plot is Becky finds out she has a half sister from before her parents were married and wants to be best buds with her. But Jess hates shopping, spending and Becky's constant (well meaning) lies to her husband Luke.

    Set against the backdrop of Becky returning for her ten month honeymoon and Luke going back to the corporate world big-time, Becky's parents on a therapy cruise and Suz, Becky's best friend having twins and finding new friends this book is an equation for Becky to a major shopping meltdown! But our favorite material girl can be surprising and all fans of Becky will love this latest installment in her life.

    I'm hoping for another book soon. Four stars.
    ...more info
  • Cheeky Chick Novel
    A tale of two paternally related sisters -- as usual Rebecca Bloomwood, the center of attention, and her new husband Luke Brandon have just returned from a very long honeymoon and traveling around the world to find out that Rebecca has a sister that nobody in her family has ever known about -- until now. This woman is not anywhere near what she thought she would be. Rebecca is the infamous shopaholic and her newfound sister is a conservationist, activist, responsible, frugal, you name it, everything Rebecca is not.. The two clash and the entire book is basically about the struggle for a relationship on Rebecca's part to make this woman she's never met before in her life be the sister and best gal pal she never had.

    I think this book was just a filler novel. Don't get me wrong -- the book was enjoyable and an easy quick read just like the others in Shopaholic series, but not nearly as comedic and funny as the others to this point. It seemed a little repetitive. People want to see Rebecca Bloomwood-Brandon do something other than self conflict over buying a new pair of kitten heels.

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  • Not what I expected....
    I must admit, I LOVE Becky Bloomwood! But this book was not as good as I hoped it would be. I had to skip over some parts that I didnt care for, the boring sister made the book kind of...BORING. I agree with some of the other reviews, Becky needs to grow up a little. I thought the concept was good at first "Becky becomes frugal" but that only lasted like what 2 pages? With that said, I will read the next book because I still love the protagonist, and I have to finish out the series. ...more info
  • Shopaholic makes me laugh
    While Shopaholic & Sister is not the best of the series it is good enough. The book is another delightful escape into a fantasy life which, despite potential or temporary despair, always concludes with a sunny ending. The characters are well drawn. For serious readers like me, it is nice to take a break from depressing themes and insert a Shopaholic book once in awhile....more info
  • Love Becky- but the story was lacking
    I hate to say anything bad about the series I love so much, but this one was just not up there for me. I love Becky, but this could have been better. I would never not read it- and I'm glad I did. I was slightly disappointed....more info
  • from TX to CT
    Just love all the Shopaholic series. Easy chic-reads! Funny, if you understand the British sense of humor and love to shop!! You should read the books in order, but can pick up any and still enjoy without wondering what went on before! ...more info
  • Fun and Enjoyable
    As usual, Becky Bloomwood is fun and enjoyable, you can never go wrong with any of the books in this series. I'm glad I found this author....more info
  • More Becky
    This one was okay, but not quite as interesting or as amusing as the others....more info
  • Painful
    I should start by saying that I have enjoyed all of Sophie Kinsella's books that did not revolve around Becky Bloomwood (i.e. Remember Me? The Undomestic Goddess, etc.) However, I'm really surprised by how popular the Shopaholic series is. Even though I constantly reminded myself, "Remember! This is supposed to be a light and fun read," I found it impossible to think of Becky Bloomwood/Brandon as endearing, flighty or funny. Becky Brandon is irresponsible. She is immature, selfish and materialistic. She hasn't an ounce of common sense. She gets herself into terrible situations by lying (by omission) to her loved ones. Instead of facing her problems head on, she sticks her head in the sand and tries to avoid them. And then through a twist of luck she miraculously gets herself out of these messes without actually learning anything from them.

    It is difficult to enjoy a book centered around a character that is so difficult to respect. How can you relate to someone who frivolously spends thousands of dollars, hides her Visa bills, fibs to her husband, messes with his business and tries to buy her sister's love? I'm supposed to like her because she did all these things with "good intentions"? I don't think so. I really tried, but this book just didn't do it for me. My opinion is obviously in the minority, so I wish other readers the best of luck with this story....more info
  • Fantastic
    I LOVED this book. Ive followed Becky through all her trials and tribulatiuons and every good and bad time with Luke. This book had me feeling so sad through quite alot of it due to everything with luke and her sister being nasty. But it was a phenomenal book, i can't wait for more about Becky, ...more info