Luke has returned to his work-obsessed nature and is completely focused on a new account. Becky is determined to forge a relationship with her half-sister. Unfortunately, the two of them couldn't be more different. This brought to mind my own relationship with a sister who is quite dissimilar. Although Dawn is not a shopaholic she is a Salvation Army officer, so her salary really doesn't afford that as an option , she is the sister who is totally put together, trendy, and the one who, in thinking of others, will often fail to recognize any cost involved.
For example, she sent a birthday present to my MS by next-day air so that it would be sure to arrive on his birthday! We weren't even expecting a present. A card would have sufficed and he really wouldn't have noticed if it arrived on the day or a week later.
By contrast, I am the typical skin-flint if I drank coffee like Becky's sister, I would probably try to make two batches out of one serving of grounds. I get a tremendous charge out of finding clothing at thrift stores and garage sales. I keep receipts, like trophies, of my frugal accomplishments. And, it would be fair to say that relatives look forward to gifts from my sister far more than they look forward to gifts from me. At first, Becky is totally baffled by her frugal, penny-pinching sister.
Then, she is determined to create a bond despite their differences. Eventually, the differences begin to anger her. When she believes that Luke wishes she were more like her sister, Becky decides to change her ways, with the help of her sister. Only problem, her sister wants nothing to do with her. Sophie Kinsella certainly knows how to build tension.
She introduces little conflicts steadily until you are certain of impending doom. She also does a fine job of reeling the reader in for the next installment. I am looking forward to reading or listening to the next in the series, entitled Shopaholic and Baby. If you've never tried this series, and are up for a good laugh with an engaging and endearing character, then you must meet Becky Bloomwood Brandon boy is she lucky she married a wealthy man.
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It seems, though, that these sisters couldn't be more different. Jessica is a graduate student obsessed with rocks and living economically-things Becky just doesn't understand. In spite of this, when Becky's marriage takes a turn for the worse, she turns to Jessica, hoping to learn her frugal ways and become a better person.
The review of this Book prepared by Vanessa Eames. This book starts off with the return of newlywed Rebecca Bloomwood Brandon to Britain with her husband Luke after nearly a year of honeymoon all over the globe. Convinced she has changed but the world she knew back home in Britain hasn't, Becky comes home to find all comforts changing at a rate almost unbelieveable to her. Her parents act highly unusual to the return of their only daughter after almost a year and seem to be hiding something, her husband who had changed while they were on honeymoon becomes workaholic again, and her best friend has no time for her any longer now that she has two new children and a best friend who understands the hard work of motherhood.
Not long into the book Becky discovers the secret her parents have been trying to hide, she has a sister that her father knew nothing about until not long before. Desperate to make a connection to her long-lost sister and to find a soul mate to replace the best friend she believes she's lost, Becky throws herself into connecting with this sister, all the while trying to help her husband with his business and keeping their finances above negative, a feat hard to do seeing as she is a shopaholic.
Becky's sister turns out to be the exact opposite, she hates shopping and is very frugal with her money and cannot stand the fact that Becky wastes so much money. Towards the peak of the book Becky finds herself in strife with all the people that matter most to her, she and her sister fight with harsh words over their differences, her husband is furious with her interferences with his business and her secrets of finance, her best friend and she are too hurt by one another to talk to each other, and her parents are striving to work hard at their marriage.
No one seems to have time for Becky so she sets off to try and correct her wrongs within herself and become a better person, thus trying to mend her broken relationship with her estranged sister. The review of this Book prepared by Kara Wahn.
Becky Bloomwood is married to Luke Brandon. After a ten month whirlwind honeymoon, they decide to head back home to England early and surprise family and friends. Becky ends up being the most surprised when she finds out her best friend Suze has a new close friend, and in her absense her parents have discovered Becky has a half sister, Jess. Growing up an only child, Becky is thrilled to discover she has a sister, and is determined to make up for lost time.
Unfortunately, Jess doesn't feel the same way. Becky soon discovers how very different her and Jess are. Becky still has her shopping problem, and insists on helping Luke land new clients for his growing business. A wealthy businessman, Nathan Temple, overhears the encounter between Becky and the sales assistant.
He persuades the sales assistant to sell the handbag to Becky because he and the owner are friends. Becky shows her gratitude by promising to pay him back somehow. When Becky gives Luke the new belt, he is pleased and believes that she has made a sincere commitment to changing her shopping irresponsible habits.
Back in England, Becky and Luke stop to visit the Bloomwood family and surprise them with their early return. Becky is shocked and dismayed when her parents appear to be hiding something. Not only that, but they are not impressed with Becky's gifts and don't seem as excited as Becky had hoped.
The next day, Luke and Becky attend the christening of Suze's twins. Unfortunately, Suze has befriended a local woman, Lulu, who is a mother of four children and hopes that she and Becky will like each other. From their first meeting and much to Suze's dismay, Becky and Lulu quickly dislike each other to the point they become enemies. Lulu expresses her belief that she thinks Becky is immature and shallow for her age. Offended, Becky tells Lulu off that she thinks that she is a horse-faced, hypocritical and judgmental person with no interest in getting to know others.
Later on, Suze expresses her concerns with Becky about how she and Lulu treated each other. In turn, Becky admits to Suze that she doesn't like Lulu and the feelings between them are mutual. She also mentions she feels isolated from Suze since she and Lulu have more in common as they have children of their own.
In turn, Suze admits her jealousy towards Becky for going on a fabulous 10 month honeymoon around the world, while she was at home with three children. She mentions that Lulu was there to help her cope, but Becky keeps her stance about Lulu and this leads to a fight. She and Suze suffers a falling out between them.
After leaving the Cleath-Stuart home, Luke comforts Becky and tells her that no one was expecting them back for another month. Becky's troubles become worse when two trucks full of her souvenirs she has accumulated from her trip arrive. The bills for them are outrageous and with her new job not due to start for several months, Luke orders Becky to sort things out around the house with her spare time.
Luke immediately switches back into business-mode, cutting his hair, becoming more efficient and donning expensive suits. Thinking quickly at her neighbors' suggestion, Becky sells most of her souvenirs off to eBay and makes good money off it to pay Luke back, including the 20 Tiffany clocks which she accidentally sells off unaware that he bought them as a gift to Arcodas' Group. Luke finds out about the missing clocks from his co-worker who bought it off eBay and is angry with Becky for a while.
Becky's parents arrive with big news. They explain that they did not want to tell Becky initially until she settled down, but she has a half-sister from a previous relationship of her father's, a woman named Marguerite - and whose name is Jessica Bertram, nicknamed "Jess".
Becky is ecstatic - she claims that she has felt a hole in her life and has always wanted a sister. She imagines going shopping together, enjoying girls' nights in, and having a new best friend to replace Suze. However, when Becky meets Jess for the first time, she is disappointed right away.
It turns out that Jess is studious, thrifty, and a bit standoffish. Jess tries to encourage Becky to save money, but Becky can't comprehend why Jess does not want to do anything fun. When Becky overhears Luke saying that she is hard to live with, she is shocked and thinks that her marriage is falling apart. Jess and Becky suffer a falling-out when they realize they have nothing in common.
She also suffers one with Luke when he discovers that she had arranged a meeting for him to see Nathan Temple, whom he's not happy about seeing, and the fact Becky had gotten an Angel handbag. Both spend a few days arguing as he reveals that he thinks Jess is more helpful than she is because he's been trying to win over Arcodas. In anger and tears, Becky tells Luke off that she had a lot of her own problems to deal with the last few months and he never has time for her.
He shows a hint of compassion for her, but also tells Becky that he needs time away from her. Luke hopes that in being away from her, Becky will have time to reassess her attitude. After he leaves, she reads down the paper which is a list of complaints Luke has with her and comes to the conclusion that their marriage has fallen apart.
No sooner that Luke leaves for Cyprus, Becky has a hard time adjusting to life in the loft alone and tries to call Suze. It doesn't work as she has an outing planned for her and Lulu's children. Becky then attempts to call her parents for comfort, only to remember they are going on a wellness cruise that will take them out of the country for a month. Becky decides to go to a supermarket to distract her from her thoughts.
It fails to do the trick and she goes home to try to get some sleep. Becky soon has a nightmare about transforming into her nemesis, Alicia, donning a fancy suit and a selfish sneer. In her nightmare after hurting Jess, Luke and Suze both reprimand her for her behavior. After that, Becky decides to go to Jess' home in Northern England to learn to be thrifty and make amends with her. Jess wants nothing to do with Becky and wants her to return to London. Her neighbor and shopkeeper, Jim shows compassion and lets Becky stay at his friend's Bed and Breakfast.
The next day, she learns about Jess' past from Jim and Becky starts realizing that she had been a spoiled brat all her life. She becomes close friends to his year-old daughter, Kelly, who likes how fashion forward Becky is. When Jess refuses to talk to Becky again, she nearly takes Kelly's advice until Jim convinces her to attend an environmental meeting with them. During an environmental meeting, Jess finally talks to Becky alone and confesses that she recently did a test for a blood clot.
She remembers being told to get tested for blood clots if they were related, but pushed it away in the back of her mind. Becky continues listening as Jess mentioned that she learned more about her mother's flirtatious past from her aunt, Florence, before marrying Bill. Becky realizes she was trying to get a DNA test done for her and Graham.
Jess mentioned if he wasn't her father, she could move on and continue finding more potential fathers. Letting the truth sink in that there was no DNA test done and that everyone assumed, Becky concludes that she and Jess may not be related and is heartbroken by this. Realizing the extent in how much she's hurt Jess during her visit in London and how immature she truly is in her behavior, Becky makes a heartfelt apology to her.
She admits that though they may not be sisters, Becky mentions she was right in the end. She kept ignoring Jess' advice to save money and use her tips to be thrifty by continuing to spend on unnecessary items that she doesn't need. In the end, Becky's behavior cost her everything including losing her friends and her marriage to Luke finally fell apart.
Jess forgives Becky and wishes her luck in saving her marriage. Becky returns to her room and begins packing for the return trip home to face Luke. She realizes that in order for her to try to fix their marital problems, she must start accepting responsibility for herself and apologize for her behavior. Robin and a few others from the environmental meeting tries to get her to stay regardless, especially Jim who is concerned for Becky's well-being.
Becky appreciates their generosity, but still insists that she return home to fix her marriage. She says her farewell to Jim and Kelly begs her to stay. Becky remains adamant that she must return home to save her marriage and promises Kelly a shopping trip in London. She asks Jim to do her one last favor in delivering a necklace she bought originally for Jess. He convinces her to come with him to Jess' house to do a delivery so she can drop it off herself before returning to London.
Still harboring resentment against Jess for ignoring her during her visit to London, Becky believes her to boring and passionless much to Jim's amusement. He decides to show her something to prove Becky wrong about Jess. Jim takes Becky to Jess' house and shows her true passion in a cupboard similar to her shoe collection. However, it is filled with rocks ranging from normal rocks to rare crystals that shine beautifully.
In that moment, Becky's resentment disappears and she realizes Jess has something in common with her. Jim explains the whole story about Jess' injury and how she was almost arrested in trying to smuggle a rare rock from another country, but was let off with a warning. As he continued telling the story, Becky quickly feels guilty for insulting Jess' passion in rock collecting by calling it boring and a waste of time. Becky also comes to the realization that going shopping for unnecessary items can be boring, but she had never been able admit it.
Jess has departed on a mountain climb on a gloomy day, and Becky follows to try to catch up and apologize again. Unfortunately, Becky is not only wearing the incorrect footwear, but is also inappropriately dressed to embark upon a hike of that magnitude. She ends up not following the trail and has a nasty fall in dreadful weather. Luckily, Jess has the mental and moral fortitude to watch over her.
Describe them briefly character and appearance. Maybe a bit too much.. Brandon Communications is just working well, so Luke is very busy with his job and that irritates Becky. Jessica is very different from Becky and especially in how she spends her money. She hates shopping and is in the local activists group. Jessica is ugly. Where does the story take place? The first part of the story takes place in Sri Lanka, with flashbacks of earlier moments of the Honeymoon of Becky and Luke.
After that the story develops in London and the very last part takes place in the north of England, in Cumbria. When does the story take place? How do you know? Describe 5 important words that you have learned from the book. This is something very valuable. Give your opinion on the book and explain what you liked or disliked about it. Give a short summary. Becky and Luke are in Sri Lanka on their honeymoon.
They decided to do what feels best and they planned to go home again. But first Luke has to go to Milan for his work and as a shopaholic Becky really wants to go with him. But Becky went to the big shops and she saw an Angel bag!
In the mean time she thought of all the stuff she had bought during their honeymoon. Her parents behave strange and her best friend Suze had made another best friend, called Lulu. Luke is very angry with Becky and their marriage is a bit in trouble already. She wants to help Luke, but it works out the other way around.
And as if that was not enough, her parents tell her that she has a half-sister! She really likes that idea, but when she met Jessica her half-sister for the first time Jessica is very different from the way Becky had imagined! They met a few times but this turned out in a disaster! If Luke angrily goes away on a business trip, Becky is completely desperate. But Becky does everything she can to keep Jess as her friend.
In the very end of the story Becky even climbs a mountain with her mini skirt and turquoise kitten heels when she suddenly has a poor signal again. She finds out that Luke has tried to call her about a thousand times and at that moment she also sees Jessica. Jessica starts screaming because Becky is on the top of the mountain without the good equipment and then Becky falls.. She wakes up in the hospital with Luke, Suze and Jessica around her and Becky is happy as she never was before!
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