Shopoholic and Sister

shopsisterYou know Becky Bloomwood is a single child so where did the sister pop in from? Well to be fair, even she didn’t know that she had a sister. In this book, we see Becky and Luke enjoying a year-long holiday traveling all around the world, rediscovering culture and of course shopping!

A postcard from Suze, makes Becky homesick and they decide to pack up and go home. But Luke wants to make a small detour to Italy, Milan to be specific. As expected Becky gets excited. But Luke has made it very clear to her about not shopping so she doesn’t until she spots the Angel bag.

Now you will see that Becky has obviously read and tried to work out that shopping addiction out of her system. But the handbag wins and she swipes that secret credit card and gets it in her hands, thanks to an obliging Italian businessman who wants to meet Luke. Back in London, Becky gets a job but has to wait for three more months for the store to open. So for now she is free!

She and Luke land up at Suze’s twin’s christening ceremony, only to find Suze busy with her kids and a ‘new best friend’ Lulu. Becky gets over her disappointment and goes to her parent’s house only to find them behaving weirdly and out comes the secret. She has a sister! Apparently Graham Bloomwood had a handlebar moustache in another avatar and had seduced an air hostess who later had a daughter.

Becky was in seventh heaven. All her life she had wanted a sister to shop with and finally there she was. And boy shouldn’t we be careful what we wish for? That’s because her sister is quite unlike her. She hates shopping!

Some of the funny episodes in this book are when Becky’s honeymoon shopping items come home and they find a pair of everything including dining tables. Becky’s shopping trip with Jess and finally their fight are equally hilarious.

Becky does get into trouble here but she is all ready to apologize to her sister so she makes a trip all the way to Jess’s home. I love Jess’s character a complete foil to Becky, a testimony to the fact tha most pairs of sisters are like that. A fantastic book that will keep you in splits.


About sumeethamanikandan

Sumeetha Manikandan, a freelance content writer is an English literature graduate with a journalism and mass communication diploma. She lives in Chennai with her husband and daughter. After a decade long career in dotcom industry, she started working as a content writer from home. She wrote her debut novel, ‘The Perfect Groom’ as a script for a serial, which she converted into a novella for Indireads.
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