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The Shoestring Club

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  148 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Four girls, one remarkable dress and an extraordinary friendship. This title comes from the bestselling author of "The Loving Kind". Julia's best friend has always been Ed - they've grown up together. Ed is now engaged to the sophisticated, grown-up Louise. Julia should be happy for them - but she manages to make a complete fool of herself at his engagement dinner. She sud ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Pan Macmillan (first published 2012)
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Firstly, the synopsis did not give an accurate picture of what to expect from this book. The story wasn't really about four girls. It's more about Julia, her anguish at seeing her best friend and ex-boyfriend getting married and how she tried to get over it. Through most of the book, she ding-donged between trying to get over Ed and wanting him back, and in the process making a fool of herself. The other three women played only peripheral roles.

I didn’t like the book at first. Julia was not my i
Well this was the first book I have read of Sarah webb. And it really hooked me. I have exams still managed to complete it . Its a total chick flick..has what girls are gonna like and enjoy! Very light yet interesting! Loved how pandoras bird and julias relationship is described! Womanly relations are a blessing. .and so is a sister:) the only thing which stopped me from giving it 5 years is the ending! Firstly when she goes to the wedding , Julia didn't got much attention or neither any miracle ...more
The Shoestring Club is a wonderfully warm and welcoming book that is perfect to curl up with and just get lost in! I devoured this book rather quickly and the end came all too soon. The fabulous characters will keep you entertained throughout and you will end up genuinely caring for most of them. Main character Jules is a real foot loose and fancy free kinda girl and I found myself envying her at times and feeling sorry for her at others. Most people I think will enjoy Jules as she is such a do ...more
I thought this book was really good as it was a really girly read.I liked the story of the book and how it flowed throughout.In this book there's Pandora and Her sister Jules who live together along with her grandmother, father and Pandora's daughter Iris.Pandora and Jules's mother died.Ever since Jules was young she always blamed herself for her mothers death.Pandora owns a shop called 'Shoestring' and hires her sister after she gets fired from her latest job, Jules is an alcoholic and tends ti ...more
At first glance, and after reading the blurb on the back of the book, it would be fair to assume that The Shoestring Club is going to be a light read, easy and maybe a bit fluffy. Julia Schuster (Jules to her friends) is the lead character of the story. Life is not going so well for Jules, she has no money, her job bores her, her sister bosses her around and her boyfriend Ed has announced his engagement to her (ex) best friend Lainy.
When a beautiful designer dress arrives at Shoestring; her sist
Karen Tucker
This is the second time I have read this book and I loved it just as much as the first time. The synopsis on the back of the book does not do this book justice at all. It's about friends, love, family and most importantly self belief. I think you can learn a lot from this book and I believe every woman should read it at least once in their life time. I love this book ...more
Slightly more than chick-lit, this light-hearted story of a young woman coming to terms with her own accountability a delightful, easy read. Perfect for a beach holiday!
Really liked the writing style; light and fun. A good range of involving and rounded characters with a few varied little sub-plots which kept it interesting.
Beth Cooksey
As soon as I started reading this book I didn't want to put it down. Well written and it nailed the complexities of friendship. love, trust and guilt.
I suspect this is a better book than it seems to me at the moment. It was simply not what I was looking for. Having finished a really hard book about the Great Depression I wanted something light and fluffy and fun. This wasn't it. What it is is a fairly good tale of a young woman's journey to recovery. And, of course, the dress. :-) The characters are real enough to be likeable, or in a couple of cases thoroughly dislikeable, and there is a lot here that I think I might have found fun in anothe ...more
I'd have pushed Lainey's skanky, anorexic butt down the church steps (and she is not only black and blue from her head to her toes but also has something broken AND something sprained. Let's throw in a broken nose just to mess up that icky face, 'kay? KARMA! LOL) but only AFTER kneeing Ed in his STD-infected groin so hard he wouldn't be able to consummate the marriage for several months... only to then discover the damage is so bad that he and his hoe can't ever create little abominations togeth ...more
I loved this book! Even got a little teary, which is very unusual for me!
this was fab fab fab! Sarah Webb at her best! I loved it from the very first word and just could not put it down. It made me laugh, it made me cry and it made me think about a few things going on in my life at the mo. A must read without a doubt
Seri Qadijah
Pretty enjoying the light reading on this book. But jules being alcoholic and pining for the exboyfriend and exbestfriend can be a bit of a drag. I wanted to know more of arietty and alex
Thought this was a very enjoyable read I couldn't put it down I can't wait to check out her other books
Amanda - Go Book Yourself
I should really read the synopsis before I decide to buy a book. This was just ridiculous.
May 28, 2012 Lynn added it
i thought this was very enjoyable a very good read :) the story was very interesting loved it.
Not bad. The print in this book was tiny. Found it abit off putting. Overall a good read
Louise Almond
Lovely different story.. Love to do the same thing too.
Really lovely chick lit! Looking forward to the sequel.
Claire Sweeney
Pure chick lit bliss - Sarah Webb at her finest!
I was expecting so much... sadly did NOT deliver.
Good book...easy read..
very cute girky book
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Sarah Webb has written ten bestselling novels for adults including "Always the Bridesmaid", "The Shoestring Club", and "The Memory Box", Her books have been published in many different countries including the US, Poland, Italy and Indonesia. She has also written many children"s books, has contributed short stories to several collections including "Moments", and has compiled and edited two charity ...more
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