Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come true: a shopping friend for life But two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. The toddler creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge nationwide financial crisis.
With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source--and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves. Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky's secret wishes ever come true?
Praise for "Mini Shopaholic"
"Frothy fun . . . Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall--it's Shopaholic "--"The Washington Post"
"A page-turner . . . Sophie] Kinsella at her most hilarious best."--"Fort Worth Star-Telegram"
"Screamingly funny."--"USA Today.
About the Author
Some people say I think like a child. Well, as a children's book author, I don't think that's such a bad thing. In school, when I was about 11, there were four of us who hung out together. We liked to listen to old-time jazz, play mah jong and walk in the country. The other girls thought we were weird and laughed at us. Sometimes it hurt but at least we had each other. Children can be so unkind. I hope that through Tizzy, a few kids at least might stop and think before teasing someone just because they're different. A J Oliver
“[A] madcap adventure.”—People
“Frothy fun . . . Faster than a swiping Visa, more powerful than a two-for-one coupon, able to buy complete wardrobes in a single sprint through the mall—it’s Shopaholic!”—The Washington Post
“Exceptional comedic timing . . . laugh-out-loud funny . . . Mini Shopaholic is a light escape from real life.”—The Roanoke Times
“A page-turner . . . Kinsella at her most hilarious best.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Screamingly funny.”—USA Today
From the Paperback edition.