Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: The Dial Press
Pages: 432 (Hardcover)
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it’s trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! 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 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?
Becky's personality and regular antics are coupled with a determination to prove to everyone she is capable of anything and everything lead to a fun quick read with disaster looming at every turn. Lovers of Kinsella's previous novels are sure to enjoy the latest installment in the life of Becky Brandon 'nee Bloomwood.