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In theory anyway, the world of finance shouldn't be a mystery to Rebecca, since she writes for a magazine called Successful Saving. Struggling with her spendthrift impulses, she tries to heed the advice of an expert and appreciate life's cheaper pleasures: parks, museums, and so forth. Yet her first Saturday at the Victoria and Albert Museum strikes her as a waste. Why? There's not a price tag in sight.
It kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn't it? You wander round, just looking at things, and it all gets a bit boring after a while. Whereas if they put price tags on, you'd be far more interested. In fact, I think all museums should put prices on their exhibits. You'd look at a silver chalice or a marble statue or the Mona Lisa or whatever, and admire it for its beauty and historical importance and everything--and then you'd reach for the price tag and gasp, "Hey, look how much this one is!" It would really liven things up.Eventually, Rebecca's uncontrollable shopping and her "imaginative" solutions to her debt attract the attention not only of her bank manager but of handsome Luke Brandon--a multimillionaire PR representative for a finance group frequently covered in Successful Saving. Unlike her opposite number in Bridget Jones's Diary, however, Rebecca actually seems too scattered and spacey to reel in such a successful man. Maybe it's her Denny and George scarf. In any case, Kinsella's debut makes excellent fantasy reading for the long stretches between white sales and appliance specials. --Regina Marler
The author has created a new genre: fantasy self-help for addicts masquerading as chick-lit.
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I have read this book twice before and enjoyed it just as much this time. I highly recommended it to anyone who likes a smile!Published 1 month ago by gloria jacobs
This is a quick, light, fun and easy read. I actually liked this book more than I thought I was going to. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Trinity Burbank
Finally rereading this series (I left off after reading the second novel) and I like it ten times more the second time around. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel Troyer
I love pretty much everything of Sophie Kinsella's. I was very skeptical I would enjoy this series, but its really delightful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ms.G
Not my favorite book by this author. I feel she has way more humorous novels out there.Published 2 months ago by Jill M. Realbuto