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De enige reden dat ik het uit heb gelezen is dat ik toch wilde madeleime of het verhaal tegen het einde maxeleine beter zou worden, wat niet zo was, en dat het boek een middagje afleiding vormde. Discover what to read next. Ik vond er eerlijk gezegd geen klap aan. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This is certainly a misfire from an author who usually writes warmhearted, lovable characters with interesting and personal storylines.

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Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews residenve not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny.

The review must be at least 50 characters long. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Wuckham 28, Sharlyn Zimmerman-Tollefson rated it it was ok. Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.

Christmas at Little Beach Street Bakery. Read more book reviews at http: Although A Desirable Residence is a quick read, it just isn’t as satisfying as I had originally hoped it would be. Although I’ll be treading cautiously on other novels by Wickham, I remain a dedicated, hard-core fan of Sophie Kinsella nevertheless.


I only picked this book up because it had been republished with a printed cover reading: Voice performer Kate Kellgren is the perfect performer to bring this cast of characters to life – she has perfect comic timing and a range that allows listeners to quickly and easily distinguish Liz from Ginny and Alice from Althea, etc.

Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. I wanted an epic battle complete with tears and divulsions. It didn’t have my attention for many pages but when it was climaxing and coming to a head, it made for a very interesting read.

Buy the eBook Price: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. So, this is actually Sophie Kinsella however since Sophie Kinsella is her writer name, it really is Madeleine Wickham. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 24mm Most were vapid and so distasteful I wanted them to be caught out on their nefarious deeds.

Het einde van het boek is als een hakgevoel; de schrijfster heeft tsjak tsjak gedaan en het laatste stukje verhaal eraf gehakt en de verhaallijnen gek laten eindigen. Did everyone know this but me? And the answer to that is, of course, a resounding no. I really enjoy reading most of what Sophie Kinsella writes. Marcus, senior partner in Silchester’s leading estate agency, was large, assured, and wore an expensive overcoat.

They’re the same person, but their characterizations are apples and oranges. Thus begins the merry mix-up think a Noel Coward comedy of errors and characters. Het gedrag van Alice stoorde mij het meest view spoiler [want waarom zou je zo vaak langs gaan bij je oude huis, terwijl je er van bewust bent dat je zo vaak langs gaat.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you probably won’t really enjoy this. Mar 15, Melita rated it it was amazing. I loathed that character. Open Preview See a Problem? I think this factor alone made the novel more likable upon finishing it.


Totally agree, and Remember Me? Daarnaast vond ik het einde een beetje tegenvallen, maar dat kwam omdat het een super erg open einde was. We were on a bus, and I am dead bored.

Liz was the most egregious and it was frustrating that there was no confrontation between her and her husband about the affair.

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View Full Version of PW. Too many characters with no one really likeable character. Three Amazing Things About You. Add in the troubled husband and a daughter who is resentful that the family moved out of the house in order to make way for a new venture.

With so much great women’s fiction and chick lit out there just waiting to be devoured, I can’t recommend this one. While that treachery is happening, Liz finds herself in a precarious situation, too. Het was namelijk erg leuk om vanuit zoveel verschillende perspectieven te lezen.

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I’m not sure why Wickham felt she had to adopt a pseudonym, but her As a huge Sophie Kinsella fan, I was curious to read something by her alter ego, Madeleine Wickham. Everyone seemed to be entangled with everyone else, in the most awkward possible way. I have never read this author and though it was maseleine different I was surprised to have read it so quickly.

Van 1 stel is het einde gewoonweg overgeslagen. It’s just really great, entertaining chick-lit. Apr 15, Sandie rated it liked it Shelves: