Book review by our latest Role Mommy contributor, Danielle Feigenbaum, a mom of two and former TV executive who will be on hand providing reviews, deals and giveaways for our readers!
Rebecca Brandon (aka Bloomwood) is at it again in Sophie Kinsella's latest novel, Mini Shopaholic, the sixth book in the wildly popular Shopaholic series. It's been a few years since we last saw Becky and and her dashing husband Luke. Their daughter Minnie, now a spirited and rambunctious toddler whose favorite word is "miiiiine!!!", has become Becky's favorite shopping partner. Between planning a fab surprise party for her husband, working part-time, trying to find a house (and finally move out of her parents home), and attempting to control Minnie's behavior, Becky certainly has her hands full ... just like most of us moms these days!
Kinsella draws a parallel to real life by setting the story during a financial crisis. Therefore Becky makes a promise to Luke to wear everything in her closet at least three times before she buys anything new for herself. Not an easy feat for the lovable, in-denial shopaholic. But don't worry, that doesn't stop her from shopping for Minnie and buying nothing she needs at the pound store. ("What? It only costs a pound!")
The book is very entertaining and readable, but you will cringe at some of Becky's poor choices, like shoving all of Minnie's carrots in her own mouth so the nanny will think Minnie ate them! Overall, this was a fun novel and I laughed out loud often while reading about Becky's crazy schemes and adventures. Whether you're a loyal Shopaholic fan or you just want an enjoyable read, this is a great book to take your mind off your busy schedule, so put your feet up, relax and dive into Mini Shopaholic!