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Number-one New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella returns with a festive new Shopaholic adventure filled with holiday cheer and unexpected gifts.

’Tis the season for change and Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is embracing it, returning from the States to live in the charming village of Letherby and working with her best friend, Suze, in the gift shop of Suze’s stately home. Life is good, especially now that Becky takes time every day for mindfulness...which actually means listening to a meditation tape while hunting down online bargains. 

But Becky still adores the traditions of Christmas: Her parents host, carols play on repeat, her mother pretends she made the Christmas pudding, and the neighbors come ’round for sherry in their terrible holiday sweaters. Things are looking cheerier than ever, until Becky’s parents announce they’re moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch - unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocados - and ask Becky if she’ll host this year. What could possibly go wrong?

Her sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave - again, and little Minnie demands a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old-boyfriend-turned-rock-star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear. But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her big-hearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky starts to wonder if chaos will ensue, or if she’ll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all.

©2019 Sophie Kinsella (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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I have missed Sophie K books!

I truly love Sophie Kinsella’s books. It’s funny because she references heartwarming Christmas movies in the book and this is book on par with one of those (which I love), only even more heartwarming, funnier, and even more adventurous than some plain Christmas movie. She has a knack for making you laugh the entire book and really grow to love and appreciate each character independently. This book is no exception. On a side note: Sometimes I find myself agitated that she is with Luke, who is seemingly heartless and condescending throughout each story, but Sophie always wraps things up in a way that make you love her and Becky even more. If Becky loves Luke, who am I to judge?

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Warm Holiday Fun!

Fans of Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) will really enjoy this sweet Christmas romp. It feels closer to the original Shopaholic books: a ton of heart mixed with the hilarious, wild scenarios Becky seems to find herself in. It's fun to see past characters as they grow and change (especially her parents trying out the hipster life, Suze becoming a school-crafts goddess, and Luke using his savvy to get to the bottom of sticky situations). I loved this story and can't wait to read whatever Sophie Kinsella creates next! This was also my favorite audio narrator for Kinsella's novels!

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Funny and heartwarming.

if you're a fan of Becky Brandon, read this. I love hearing of her adventures, colorful family and holiday mishaps.

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Wonderful, fun read for any season!

Sophie Kinsella has done it again! Becky is a lovable well meaning protagonist who doesn't always get it right, but goes after everything she wants with gusto. This book is charming, funny and it flies by. I wish I could find more books like this. Christmas is in the book, but I could definitely enjoy it any time of the year.

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Fun!

As usual Sophie Kinsella hits it out of the park! It’s so refreshing these days to just read something that’s delightful, interesting and a great wholesome story in a crazy world!

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Good light hearted story enjoyed the characters.Along the lines of a Christmas movie but not to sappy

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Christmas spirit must read!!

The whole book was so enjoyable! I have a large family and I could see each one of them in the characters in this book! There were so many things going on, one could never get bored!! I’m still smiling at the surprise ending!!

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Fantastic

as always Sophie gas written a wonderful book, to the point I forgot it before a long flight, so downloaded the audiobook just so I could find our what happens. I laughed a lot and lots of funny looks from other passengers, but Sophie's book was worth it.

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Love this series!

This is the first time I am using Audible for books in this series, in particular it was incredible to hear when “reading” this book! I am hooked!

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Silly, Light, Fun

This was the perfect listen for a stressful time. It is funny and silly and a delightful break from the stress of daily life during this time of pandemic. What a great break!

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