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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham

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The Secret Is Out!
Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella, and The Gatecrasher is just as delicious as her internationally bestselling Shopaholic series. Madeleine Wickham's bitingly funny and edgy style keeps fans coming back for more.  So hold onto your haute couture hats, as you dive into the fantastic world of Wickham! 

Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats....if that's humanly possible.  Beautiful, charming, and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable.  But behind Fleur's Harvey Nichols wardrobe, is a woman with a mysterious past. 

Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour, and she swoops into his life like a designer-clad tornado.  His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate leaving chaos and excitement in her perfume-scented wake. Soon, more than one family member is suspicious of Fleur's true intentions.     Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his lovable family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good and enjoying the ride of true love, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family. Fleur is thrown into a race against time to prove herself to Richard before it's too late.  Can she trust her heart or will she cut ties and run away as fast as her Prada pumps can take her?

Take a wild and marvelous ride with The Gatecrasher, whose clever, chic, and sassy style will leave you desperately wanting more wonderful Wickham!

My Comment:

This has been an easy read but with nothing new or improvement from her previous work. Storyline and plot were pretty predictable.

Sad to say that I don't feel any connection with the characters. No sympathy to Fleur nor her daughter Zara. I feel the characters were a bit one dimensional .Even Richard and his family also not that engaging.

What I like about this book is that it gives a light-hearted feel when I was reading it. Fleur's attitude were rather care-free and cheerful. I laughed when she managed to get at table at the Golf course although the two men sitting at the table obviously disliked her.

Like I have said earlier. It has been an easy read. Good thing to read when you have too much trouble in your mind.

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