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And Bid Him Sing eOmewhat of a shopaholic and I sell clothing onBay just like the main character However I was somewhat disappointed in this bookreturnreturnThe way the main character Annie speaks was just downright annoying All the babes and darlins that
kept popping up drove me crazy I wanted to slap her And I just could not believe popping up drove me crazy I wanted to slap her And I just could not believe uickly she capitulated in her job or furthered her relationships seemed unrealistic Annie was flawed and not in a particularly interesting wayreturnreturnUnderneath the annoying characterization the premise of the story wasn t bad I didn t see the twist coming at all and I did like the main love interest the one she Aristotle Detective (Aristotle ends up with at thend The other characters in this book were much better written Annie s children in particular returnreturnBut I never really felt compelled to keep reading I didn t look forward to reading this Picking up this book was a little like a chore and once I was halfway through I was reading just to finish it not because it was really really goodreturnreturnOverall impression Could have been better Today s book review is a nice light hearted romp into the magical world of shopping in high fashion London The Personal Shopper is the tale of Annie Valentine a single mum of two who works at a posh London department store as a duh personal shopper She helps the xtremely wealthy and the occasional friendcolleague invent and reinvent themselves through clothes and accessories She s a sassy saucy sweetheart of a character which of course means she runs afoul of a horrid boss well meaning but not uite right men and the occasional whiny customer often than she should She is struggling to give her two children verything without the means to do so consistently Which of course brings on drama of both the tearful and laughter full kind of its own She s also struggling to figure out what she wants from and for her own life She loves helping people Bringing the Empire Home express themselves through clothes using wardrobe as weapon to help women and the occasional man realize who they are and who they want to be and she uses the tricks of her trade on herself as often as on othersThe ups and downs of Annie s life are familiar both in this genre of book and to womenverywhere From teenage drama with daughter Lana to work challenges due to a snarky boss threatened by her success to man troubles as she struggles to balance what she thinks she wants with what she really needs Annie is presented as a bit of an Everywoman albeit one with WAY better shoes than most of us She s a likeable nough character although I must confess I occasionally found myself wanting to hold my hands over her mouth to stop her from calling veryone Babes I must confess that I also occasionally found myself shaking my head at the troubles she got herself into She s a very human character full of foibles she means well and has the best of intentions but we all know where that road takes youAll in all this was a cute fun light comic tale of one woman s Building the Cold War efforts to hold it all together all the time We ve all been there trying too hard pushing ourselves into something we would recognize as not uite right if we only had the time andor perspective to stand back and actually look before we leaped The supporting characters were to me the meat and potatoes of this one there are a lot of flamboyantly colorfulccentricities dangled throughout the book and they kept me reading Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) even in the midst of the occasional Annieye roll Unfortunately I read the seuel to this book before the original so I had a bit of strange pre knowledge going in Annie Valentine is Counter-Amores even annoying in this book and this is the one that intros her She is good at her job and the personal shopping angle is uite interesting as is the dynamic with her children This bookxplains how Annie and Ed get together Overall the story was good as I definitely kept reading but the one thing I really didn t like was the way the author kept Roddy s departure so ambiguous know I m
ALSO DOING THAT SOMEWHAT HERE BUT doing that somewhat here but don t to spoil anyone s reading pleasure The reader doesn t find out the true story until page 359 of 425 The same was true of the seuel with the real turn of Dancing at Armageddon events deliberately kept from the reader I would read Carmen Reid based on her light flowing style and the fact that it sasy going chick lit that doesn t reuire too much brain power Annie Valentine has got to be one of the most vapid wenches ver conceived Nothing remotely likeable about her or her kids and her parenting skills are shameful fiction or not Boring and predictable I only finished it because I needed something mindless to do on my son s first day back at school I am regretting that choice as it s tim. Ect partner turns out to be so much difficult than sourcing the ideal shoes'If you love shopping as much as you love a great read try this Wonderful' Katie Fford. .
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Dont want to hide this but there are some light spoilers in the review What I usually xpect from a chick lit are some light spoilers in the review What I usually Composition and Literature expect from a chick lit to have a uite unlikely story that makes me mostly laugh and in which is clear from the beginning who will be the prince charming in thend This time I haven t had this impression here Annie the personal shopper and main character is somehow someone who the writer would like to be a real person Someone who has
A Family To Take Care Of Andfamily to take care of and the meanwhile would like to meet the men of her dreams The result
Is That The Should Be Real Characterthat the should be real character is set in a world soap opera like in which she meets the rich dentist in which her customers are all separate wives whose aim is to spend all their Cezanne and Provence ex husbands money and in which a school teacher turns out to be the landlord of a three storey building in Highgate Not to mention the fact that she keeps on worry about family budget while she manage to send the children in a 2000 per month private school buysxpensive clothes pays a mortgage and buys awful houses to be refurbishedTerrible the idea to hide the reason why Roddie is not with the family any I still can t help wondering why the author did it I ve never read anything by Carmen Reid before so I decided to check this outAnnie Valentine has the perfect jobshe s a personal shopper and spends all day choosing clothes for people She has two children Owen and Lana Lana is the typical rebelling teen but Owen is interesting She used to be married but we don t find out what happened to her husband until the Dark Voices end I was genuinely shocked it was something I never saw coming Never Annie is very lonely and desperate to find a new man And so she begins her search All the characters are lovely realistic andntertaining From Annie s sister to her awful great aunt and her gay best friend Connor all the characters are crafted perfectly OK so there a few chick lit stereo types Connor but I hardly noticed I was too busy wondering what could possibly happen next The book is written in third person but is still mainly from Annie s perspective The plot never slows using jumps in time from chapter to chapter to keep the book moving It was a relaxing read and definitely a fun oneOne of the best chick lits I ve read lately I really really liked this book I Contested Reproduction enjoy chick lit and wasxpecting a light breezy read This while somewhat traditionally light went beyond the normal chick lit and had some depth to it including a twist that was WAY unexpected I loved Annie and Ed Lana Owen and Conner I can t wait to the read the next in this series Meet Annie Valentine stylish savvy multi tasker Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) extraordinaire As a personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store Annie can re style and re invent her clients from head to toe In fact this super skilled dresser can be relied on to solveveryone s problems xcept her own Although she s a busy single mum to stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy Owen there s a gap in Annie s wardrobe sorry life for a new man But finding the perfect partner is turning out to be so much trickier than finding the perfect pair of shoes Can she source a genuine classic A life long investment Will she nd up with a mistake from the sale rail who ll have to be returned Or maybe just maybe there ll be someone new in this season who could be the one For a while now I ve been collecting Carmen Reid s novels It started when I received a copy of How Not To Shop the third Annie Valentine book I then picked up the first two books because I hate starting a book mid series before I then received the fourth book in the series Celebrity Shopper It wasn t until I got the fifth book New York Valentine that I decided it was Blacklands either now or never I wasither going to read all five Annie Valentine novels or it was never going to happen I took the former route and got stuck into book one The Personal Shopper hoping I would Evolutionary Patterns enjoy itspecially since I have four other novels in the series to read Thankfully I found the book pleasantly surprisingAs you might Evolution As Entropy expect from the title the book focuses on the life of a personal shopper Annie Valentine is not only a personal shopper but a buddingntrepreneur with her own Ebay shop front she s brilliant at sourcing bargains and can do up a flat uicker than you can say Bob s your uncle Not only that but Annie s a single mum with two children fourteen year old stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy nine year old Owen For the record I have no idea how she fitted all her Forging Gay Identities endeavors into 24 hour days But the one place which Annie has yet to succeed is in her love life after her husband Roddy left three yearsarlier She s desperate to find someone to share her life with but so far it s just not work. From the British publisher of Sophie Kinsella and Kathy Lette comes a story of love sprinkled with fashion A personal shopper in a swish London store Annie Valen. Ing until Gray comes into the picture But is he Annie s
Mr RightObviously With A BookRightObviously with a book a personal shopper there s going to be a lot of fashion mentioned and there is The beginning of Forbidden History each chapter gives a run down of the clothes a certain person featured in the chapter is wearing along with the totalstimated cost It s a very intriguing feature and despite not being very fashion y myself
I DID ENJOY THOSE LISTS ANDdid Fiche Blian ag Fás enjoy those lists and forward to the next chapter to see who was featured But something that may surprise readers is that the book isn t only about Annie as a personal shoppper The bookxplores Annie s relationhip with her kids as well as the struggles she faces as a single mum as she desperately tries to keep her kids in the posh school they ve attended since they were three or four I ve no idea what it s like to be a single mother but I felt Reid did a great job with her portrayal of Annie s strugglesI must admit I did like Annie Reid has somehow managed to portray Annie in such a real way that I could very clearly hear her Cockney accent Esteem Enlivened by Desire every time she spoke She s someone I couldasily admire and her super woman capabilities were astounding at times but that s obviously what most single mums find themselves facing isn t it I really loved Annie s kids Lana was a typical teenager at times but she had some great moments and as for Owen I just wanted to give him a hug I suppose the only character I didn t particularly warm to was Gray a man Annie meets at her mother s retirement party He was the only character that didn t seem real to me he just came across a bit fake Ed on the other hand Lana and Owen s teacher was fantastic I knew already how the book would Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith end and what Ed s place was going to be but Injoyed getting to know him better and I liked how the relationship between him and Annie progressed Finally I would like to mention Connor Annie s gay best friend He was such a sweetieAll throughout the book there s an air of mystery about what happened with Annie s husband Roddy Unfortunately for me I guessed the twist about half way through the book There isn t anything that gives it away but something was telling me my assumption was spot on Aside from that and Annie s constant use of the word babes they were my only issues with the book and I thoroughly njoyed reading it It s told from the third person narrative which works really well I can t wait to get stuck into further books in the series because although the first book can be read as a stand alone as there s no cliffhanger nding to The Personal Shopper I m uite They Shall Be One Flesh excited to get back into Annie s world and see where her adventures take her I downloaded this book for free I am glad I didn t pay for it I am a bit of shopaholic and I tend tonjoy books about shopping and fashion but this book was really hard to finish It took me 4 attempts to finally finishPossible spoilers warningAnnie is so unlikeable what a self centered stuck up person I feel for those poor children being dragged around from one place to another Her insistence and reasons for keeping her children in a private school The Heritage of Arabo-Islamic Learning even though she can t afford it is mind boggling I was in private school from kindergarten till college and I can tell you from personalxperience that it doesn t guarantee your future and no it doesn t make one better than others who go to public school That s just one Hereward (Hereward, example of the ridiculousness that Annie believes in Not to mention dating rich guy because she wants to be taken care of and thinking one is most attractive because he lives on her dream street in the neighborhood Her self righteousness makes it so hard for me to sympathizeThe twist about her husband is good I must admit I didn t see it coming but again I couldn t sympathize I just felt sad for the childrenThis is the first book by this author I vever read I am not a fan of the character or the formatting I won t be buying the next books This book was just so funny Right at the start you re lead to believe that Annie Valentine s husband has left her with their rebellious teenage daughter and very shy son Annie s best friend is gay and he really brings a lot of humour to the book I think he was my favourite character She works as a personal shopper in a huge shop called The Store she s very good at her job and has a few other things that she does on the side to support her family All the characters are pretty lovable apart from Gray in my opinion I didn t really like him from the start but I was happy with the Under One Sky ending and things It was also a nice twist to find out what happened between her and her husbandI ll definitely get the rest of the series I was reallyxcited to read this book because I m Tine can solve veryone's problems xcept her own She's a busy single mother of two but could there be a gap in her wardrobe for a brand new man Finding the perf.