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Number-one New York Times best-selling author Sophie Kinsella returns with a festive new Shopaholic adventure filled with holiday cheer and unexpected gifts.

’Tis the season for change and Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is embracing it, returning from the States to live in the charming village of Letherby and working with her best friend, Suze, in the gift shop of Suze’s stately home. Life is good, especially now that Becky takes time every day for mindfulness...which actually means listening to a meditation tape while hunting down online bargains. 

But Becky still adores the traditions of Christmas: Her parents host, carols play on repeat, her mother pretends she made the Christmas pudding, and the neighbors come ’round for sherry in their terrible holiday sweaters. Things are looking cheerier than ever, until Becky’s parents announce they’re moving to ultra-trendy Shoreditch - unable to resist the draw of craft beer and smashed avocados - and ask Becky if she’ll host this year. What could possibly go wrong?

Her sister demands a vegan turkey, her husband insists that he just wants aftershave - again, and little Minnie demands a very specific picnic hamper: Surely Becky can manage all this, as well as the surprise appearance of an old-boyfriend-turned-rock-star and his pushy new girlfriend, whose motives are far from clear. But as the countdown to Christmas begins and her big-hearted plans take an unexpected turn toward disaster, Becky starts to wonder if chaos will ensue, or if she’ll manage to bring comfort and joy to Christmas after all.

©2019 Sophie Kinsella (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Sophie Kinsella does it again!

I’m a huge SK fan. Christmas Shopaholic does her proud! This book had so many madcap mishaps to poor Becky Brandon,née Bloomwood, it made me want to write out a list of all she was juggling at once to host the perfect Christmas. Becky’s true blue personality shines throughout this book. After SK’s first Becky Brandon, née Bloomwood, book Confessions of a Shopahoilc, which is my favorite Shopaholic book, this is my my second favorite. BRAVO SOPHIE!

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Perfect light read

I love this audio book. It’s the perfect light reading for any time of the year.

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First Shopaholic/Kinsella book!

Surpassed my expectations. Well written with real life, witty sense of humour throughout from a wife/mother point of view.

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Love love love Becky Brandan NE: Bloomwood

Great storyline, as always. Narrations was on par. Definitely recommended. It's a "on a nice raining day in the bubblebath" kind of book.

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Awesome

Loved it. I always enjoy her books. She keeps it interesting and easy to enjoy.

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Christmas tale from a mother's view

Wonderfully narrated story of the hustled time and values of Christmas. this is from the angle of a busy Mom.

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Great Christmas Story

A light, fun, happy, story. Loved it! Will listen to it again, so much fun 😀

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Typical Sophie Kinsella

Good story! If you like her other books in the series, you will enjoy this one.

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Painful

I’m not familiar with other Sophie Kinsella books, but I can only hope they are better than this one. I will admit that I only listened to a third of the book and it grated on my nerves to the point where I can’t go on. Becky Brandon “nee Bloomwood” annoys me to no end, and the rest of the characters and storyline isn’t enough to keep me listening. I rarely quit on a book, but enough is enough. I don’t recommend

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loved it

To preface, I have never read one of Sophie Kinsella's books. I didn't even know that confessions of a shopaholic was based off a book series, I was simply looking for a christmas book to listen to during the season. That being said, I absolutely loved it. They do talk about past events that I can only assume have occurred in the previous books but it never hindered the story or my understanding of it. It was a lovely if not chaotic christmas story. There are some things I didn't enjoy, almost the entirety of Jess' character comes to mind as well as the fact that there's so much pressure for hosting christmas that I couldn't relate too. I host christmas and its never been this stressful. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and finished it over the span of a week. I liked the narrator, except when she did Minnie's voice but I suppose that's the point. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the genre

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  • M Markel
  • 2019-10-29

I have missed Sophie K books!

I truly love Sophie Kinsella’s books. It’s funny because she references heartwarming Christmas movies in the book and this is book on par with one of those (which I love), only even more heartwarming, funnier, and even more adventurous than some plain Christmas movie. She has a knack for making you laugh the entire book and really grow to love and appreciate each character independently. This book is no exception. On a side note: Sometimes I find myself agitated that she is with Luke, who is seemingly heartless and condescending throughout each story, but Sophie always wraps things up in a way that make you love her and Becky even more. If Becky loves Luke, who am I to judge?

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  • Kate DiSanti
  • 2019-11-18

Warm Holiday Fun!

Fans of Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) will really enjoy this sweet Christmas romp. It feels closer to the original Shopaholic books: a ton of heart mixed with the hilarious, wild scenarios Becky seems to find herself in. It's fun to see past characters as they grow and change (especially her parents trying out the hipster life, Suze becoming a school-crafts goddess, and Luke using his savvy to get to the bottom of sticky situations). I loved this story and can't wait to read whatever Sophie Kinsella creates next! This was also my favorite audio narrator for Kinsella's novels!

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  • Andrea Curtis
  • 2019-10-19

Funny and heartwarming.

if you're a fan of Becky Brandon, read this. I love hearing of her adventures, colorful family and holiday mishaps.

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  • Sarah
  • 2019-11-19

Wonderful, fun read for any season!

Sophie Kinsella has done it again! Becky is a lovable well meaning protagonist who doesn't always get it right, but goes after everything she wants with gusto. This book is charming, funny and it flies by. I wish I could find more books like this. Christmas is in the book, but I could definitely enjoy it any time of the year.

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  • Cathy
  • 2020-10-26

Fun!

As usual Sophie Kinsella hits it out of the park! It’s so refreshing these days to just read something that’s delightful, interesting and a great wholesome story in a crazy world!

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  • DFW
  • 2020-08-15

Silly, Light, Fun

This was the perfect listen for a stressful time. It is funny and silly and a delightful break from the stress of daily life during this time of pandemic. What a great break!

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  • 2019-11-19

Christmas Entertainment

Good light hearted story enjoyed the characters.Along the lines of a Christmas movie but not to sappy

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  • christine T. Jones
  • 2020-11-13

Christmas spirit must read!!

The whole book was so enjoyable! I have a large family and I could see each one of them in the characters in this book! There were so many things going on, one could never get bored!! I’m still smiling at the surprise ending!!

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  • JackieFabian
  • 2020-10-21

Fantastic

as always Sophie gas written a wonderful book, to the point I forgot it before a long flight, so downloaded the audiobook just so I could find our what happens. I laughed a lot and lots of funny looks from other passengers, but Sophie's book was worth it.

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  • LJ
  • 2020-08-17

Love this series!

This is the first time I am using Audible for books in this series, in particular it was incredible to hear when “reading” this book! I am hooked!

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