Monday, June 18, 2012


Sophie Kinsella is kind of hit and miss with me, so I wasn't super on the case to read this right away. Honestly, I am not sure what made me decide to pick this up, but I am so glad I did. I loved it. I found myself giggling my way through it, and from the beginning there were moments my daughter asked: "What is so funny mom?" This book a typical romantic comedy WITHOUT being a typical romantic comedy. How did Kinsella do that? 

The plot is unique and has twists and turns that keep you frantically turning the pages. You can kind of hope you know where the story is going, but you are not sure. Also, there are no trashy obligatory love scenes, and the book is better for it. The whole thing reads like a movie, and I won't be shocked to see a movie version of this in theaters in a few years.

This kept me up late (easy), and woke me up early (not easy).

I've lost it. The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus's family for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. The very same day. Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive!!

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happy ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other's lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents... she soon realises that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

At first I was worried that I might find Poppy as exasperating as the heroine in the Shopoholic books, but that was not the case. Check out more about this book HERE.

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