Christmas Shopaholic opening lines: OK. Don’t panic. Don’t panic. I’ve got 5 minutes 52 seconds before my basket expires.
Becky Brandon née Bloomwood is determined to not pay delivery fees, ever! She will spend more than is necessary, buying things she does not need, just to save on the delivery fees. And so much of her time is spent on the internet. But that won’t work when it comes to Christmas as the perfect gift for her husband will take more than just browsing online. Becky will have to change tradition. Which all seems perfect as her mother has taken the lead. She has passed on the responsibility of Christmas to Becky who is going to put all of her effort into making it perfect, no matter the cost.
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) adores Christmas. It’s always the same – Mum and Dad hosting, carols playing, Mum pretending she made the Christmas pudding, and the next-door neighbours coming round for sherry in their terrible festive jumpers.And now it’s even easier with online bargain-shopping sites – if you spend enough you even get free delivery. Sorted!But this year looks set to be different. Unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocado, Becky’s parents are moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch and have asked Becky if she’ll host Christmas this year. What could possibly go wrong?With sister Jess demanding a vegan turkey, husband Luke determined that he just wants aftershave again, and little Minnie insisting on a very specific picnic hamper – surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old boyfriend and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear…Will chaos ensue, or will Becky manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas?
This is the first of the Shopaholic books I have read and it was really a good read. Light hearted and fun, this is a novel worth buying.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime March 15:
- 2019 – Orange Curd
- 2017 – Milhaus Stellenbosch Revisited
- 2013 – Salad Burnet
- 2012 – Blueberry Muffins
- 2011 – Something Sweet Challenge: Use A Savoury Ingredient