1.8.11 : 8/365
Blurb from http://www.sophiekinsella.co.uk/books/shopaholicseries/mini-shopaholic/;
The world's favourite economically challenged heroine is back... with a small friend in tow...
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought as two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.
She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is Mine, and she's even started bidding for designer bags on eBay.
On top of everything else, there s a big financial crisis. People are having to Cut Back including all of Becky's personal shopping clients and she and Luke are still living with Becky's Mum and Dad. To cheer everyone up, Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party on a budget but then things become really complicated.
Who will end up on the naughty step, who will get a gold star and will Becky's secret wishes come true?
I heart Sophie Kinsella. I can confidently say that I have never been disappointed with any of her novels. I have enjoyed every single Shopaholic book, her books with other leading ladies, as well as her writing as Madeleine Wickham. Sophie/Madeleine, Rocks. My. World.
As a mother, Becky Brandon does not disappoint. While some of the lifestyles found here are fantastical (to me anyway), the main parenting dilemma in this story is a real one. Through this book, we get to be a fly on the wall observing how a mom would solve normal toddler issues, Becky style, and you can bet that it’s going to be entertaining.
In case any of you are interested in checking it out for yourselves; here is the link;