I really enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s writing style. (Did you know that Kinsella is a pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham?) Her characters are quirky, plots are fun, and I just get carried away. Shopaholic Ties the Knot is another shining example. In this third installment of the Shopaholic series, the charming Becky Bloomwood becomes engaged and then stuck in the middle of two very different mothers who both envision vastly different weddings. Becky tries to juggle both women and design a wedding that she wants but as usual, things tend to spin out of control. I do get frustrated with Becky when she sticks her head in the sand rather than deal with the problems at hand, but that’s part of her character and part of the fun of the story. She always finds redemption in the end. It may not always be the most believable of situations but somehow it’s close enough to give the benefit of the doubt. If you’ve never read any of the Shopaholic books, I suggest you start with Confessions of a Shopaholic. It’s a riot.
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
~ Sir Richard Steele