Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic, #3)
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Shopaholic Ties the Knot (Shopaholic #3)

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Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She’s become the best personal shopper at Barneys, she and her successful entrepreneurial boyfriend, Luke, are living happily in Manhattan’s West Village, and her new next-door neighbor is a fashion designer! But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare? Not that she’s been th...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 2002)
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Rena
I love Kinsella's books, and I loove Becky, but this one was my least favorite. The way she had to drag on the wedding decision totally wore out my patience. What sucked was that THAT was basically the main part of the story. At some point, I was so irritated at her that I wasn't really concentrating on what I was reading because I wanted to hurry up and get to the conclusion. And it's too silly how Luke was so unaware of the chaotic wedding planning, don't you think? Almost pretentious. I mean,...more
Ann
One of the best chick-lit series I've read! Becky Bloomwood is a delight and adorable! She has her issues, of course, but somehow you can't help loving her! Part of what makes these books so funny and cute is the ability Becky has to justify every purchase she makes. And her shopaholic problems aside, she's a sweet, kind and big-hearted person.

My sister and I were actually able to go to an author talk with Sophie Kinsella, and she's just as adorable as Becky!

So far there are 5 books in the seri...more
Michele
Well, I'm definitely glad Becky is off on her round the world honeymoon. I was so stressed by the time this book was over, I thought it would never end! Not as funny as the first two, there was just too much tension. I can't say I enjoyed this one a whole lot.
Ashley (mac&chip)
I really wanted to like this book - I was planning my own wedding at the time and thought this would be an easy, relatable read - nope. This book was by far my least favorite in the series. I thought Becky came off too strong and annoying in the Manhattan book, but apparently she had a lot more "character" in her.

In this book, Becky and Luke are planning their wedding. Becky accepts Luke's icy mother's offer to throw them a top-notch New York wedding and has all the glitz and glamour Becky dream...more
Meg ♥

These books are seriously addicting. I know the main complaint people have about these books is how annoying Bex can be, but I don't mind her. She has her moments where I would like to smack some sense into her, but overall I like her funny, awkward moments.


Bex is basically running around like a chicken with her head cut off throughout this whole book. She has promised both her mother and her mother-in-law that they could plan her wedding, and nobody knows...Not even Luke. Also, both weddings a...more
Kathryn
I've decided that, since I'm pretty preoccupied with wedding stuff as it is, what could be more fun that going through the adventure with an old friend? Hence, some of my joys and stresses will be meshed with Becky's--and I'm grateful for the companionship! :-)
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
I'm continuously surprised at how much I enjoy these books. For one, they're chick-lit, which I don't read much of and generally find insipid and insulting. They're about a woman who is obsessed with shopping, something we really don't have in common. Whenever she buys something (which is often, and usually something she really doesn't need), I cringe. Her debts make me anxious. Her silly lies and cover-ups give me acid burn. The situations she gets herself into, the many times she lets people s...more
rebellyell666
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Becky Bloomwood wird heiraten! Wären da nur nicht die Mütter der Vermählten, die jeweils gänzlich andere Vorstellungen von einer Hochzeitsfeier haben als die andere. Beckys Mutter möchte es familiär, Lukes dafür umso presseträchtiger gestalten. Und schon sitzt Becky mittendrin.

Schreib-/Erzählstil:

Kinsellas witzige Pointen und kleine Wahrheiten über das eigentliche Glück zweier Menschen rücken mal wieder die Charaktere ins richtige Licht. Ich musste wieder mehrmals über Beckys Erfindungsre...more
Cara and Ashley
Oh no! Oh no! What happened to Sophie Kinsella when she wrote this book??!!!
Needless to say I wasn’t really pleased with the third novel. The problem book series have, especially when the first two novels were really good, is that the reader is hungry for more good story telling. But unfortunately, with Shopaholic Ties the Knot, it seems like the author has lost her fire….OH NO!!!
Okay, what didn’t I like about it? Well, for starters, the plot seems really ridiculous. Becky Bloomwood’s character...more
Fred
I had been reading a lot of heavy, emotional books lately, so I was in dire need of something simple and funny. This book was strongly recommended to me by a friend because I asked for a light book.

I had never read any of the shopaholic books but I was curious so I decided to give it a shot. I have to admit, I was a bit apprehensive because it is a Chick-Lit. However, since the Shopaholic books are so popular, I decided give it a shot with an open mind.

When I first started the book, I was please...more
Christina
I think this is my favourite of the series so far. Still not that impressed with these books but it's a light easy read and sometimes you need that to escape the daily rutines.
Becky and Luke are still living in Manhattan and after Luke proposes (a very romantic way to propose, btw), Becky starts planning her wedding. And as always, being incapable of saying no - she ends up with two weddings, one back home in England and one in Manhattan. Two different dreams that she is unable to choose from. I...more
Susan
I gave up about halfway through. These books are just too silly for me.
Kath
fun book, but not my favorite in the Shopaholic series, July 1, 2008
I really have found the Shopaholic series to be quite fun and enjoyable. The character Becky Bloomwood is fabulous, witty, quite sweet, but a bit insecure with herself. As with all of the Sophie Kinsella books, it's fun and I found myself laughing out loud in some parts. I must confess that I found this book a little less enjoyable than the first two, but still quite fun.

I know Becky is quirky and loves to shop, and that's wh...more
Leah
Becky Bloomwood's life has been running fairly smoothly recently, she is a personal shopper at Barney's, she and boyfriend Luke are living together and they've even opened a joint bank account. At best friend Suze's wedding Luke proposes and suddenly Becky's life has been flung upside down. Her mum wants her to get married in Oxshott whereas Luke's mother Elinor wants her to get married in New York - at the Plaza no less! As both women begin to plan their respective weddings Becky knows that eve...more
Bree T
Aug 10, 2010 Bree T rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone looking for a fun read with lots of laughs
Shelves: library-reads
Yesterday, although clear and sunny, came with a chilly biting August wind that the south-eastern part of Australia is known for. I have in my new house, a designated ‘reading room’ which is a little family room off the kitchen/dining room that has big windows. It has no TV access point so we put our second couch in there, along the windows and I made it my quiet room. The sun pours in there in the afternoon and it’s perfect for curling up and enjoying a book.

I finished this book in one afternoo...more
Christine Antonios
Unlike Kinsella's previous two novels, the third is primarily about the relationship between Rebecca and Luke, with shopping being an unfortunate side-effect. Kinsella keenly stayed away from just reproducing Bloomwood's previous shopping addiction in this book (although they were never so far away that we forget). Instead, the author takes those same methods of obsession, justification, and splurges and redirects it to the wedding.

The novel is set in New York and Luke and Rebecca are getting ma...more
Erin
I'm not a big chick lit fan, but find Sophie Kinsella's work to be a real guilty pleasure-- slight but fun. However, Shopaholic Ties the Knot is definitely not her best.

In the other Shopaholic books, protagonist Becky Bloomwood, is ditzy and self-indulgent, but basically a fun and sweet girl that you can sort of identify with. In this book, that mostly goes out the window. Here, Becky gets engaged and is torn between having the simple English wedding her mother is planning and the big society w...more
Rhonda
Jan 31, 2011 Rhonda rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Noone
Shelves: read-2011
Becky Bloomwood has her dream job as a personal shopper at Barney's and is living with her successful boyfriend, Luke Brandon. She has everything she could want...or so she thinks until she attends her best friend's wedding. When Luke pops the question, she is unreservedly excited about getting married and regestering for her gifts. When both mother's get involved in the wedding planning, Becky ends up in a mess that involves two very different weddings, on two different contntents on the same d...more
Lisa
I didn't find this as enjoyable as Shopaholic Abroad, or maybe reading them so close together made this torturous. I'm not saying it's awful but it just seemed so long for such a simplistic plot.

Basically, Becky is engaged and she gets into a situation where two weddings are being planned for her, one in New York and one in England. The one in New York is expensive and elaborate, while the one in England is being planned by her mother and is more personal.

That's it, really. It's 400 pages of Bec...more
Myrna
Lucu..seger..jadi tau rasanya gimana jadi orang yang ga bisa nahan keinginan dan berusaha terus menerus untuk membohongi diri sendiri..hampir sama sih aku juga boros dan susah kalo pegang duit banyakan dikit..tapi tetep tau batas dan ga sampe ngutang2 gitu..hebatnya cewek ini kan dia selalu bisa nyelesaiin masalahnya dan tahan hidup dalam kebohongan >_< kekacauan yang dibuat bener-bener ga terduga hihi

Tentang penulisannya sih aku suka gaya nulisnya si Sophie Kinsella..beda dari yang lain.....more
Anum
Becky Bloomwood can't just have one, when it comes to anything, now can she?

First it was two pairs of shoes.
Now, it is two weddings!

I think Miss Kinsella has really out-done herself with this book. I almost fell off my bed laughing in certain parts. You just can't help being blown away, can you? The wit, humour, romance and drama were all well-proportionate and well-placed. Of course, there was a lot of craziness thrown in the mix, but where there is our favourite shopaholic, there is bound to b...more
Stephanie
So you would think this time Becky has FINALLY gotten it all together. Right? Well... Becky can't say that she doesn't have it good. She works at Barney's as a personal shopper (what more can a Shopaholic ask for?), and she and her VERY successful boyfriend Luke, live in a decent NY apartment together and are totally happy.

There's nothing more she could possibly want and an engagement is the cherry on top of the delicious cake Becky calls life. After Luke's very sweet proposal she proceeds to pl...more
Astri
Berawal dari pernikahan Suze dan Tarquim. Becky pun memikirkan kapan akan dilamar Luke, atau kapan Luke akan menyinggung tentang pernikahan. Namun bukan Becky namanya, kalau suka berpura2 dan jual mahal.. ia mengatakan pada Luke dan keluarganya akan menikah 10 tahun lagi. Kontan ibunya langsung shock, dan mengatakan kenapa butuh waktu 10 thn? Becky bilang well, untuk menemukan jati diri ku, ibu becky langsung menyela "Ibu bisa menunjukkan jati diri mu dalam waktu 10 menit ". Kocak banget dah...

N...more
Federica
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È arrivata l'estate, ma cosa sarebbe questa stagione senza un divertente libro di Sophie Kinsella? La serie di I Love Shopping è sempre una garanzia di risate. Ogni pagina è fresca e divertente! Si tratta quindi di una lettura perfetta per la stagione estiva, in cui generalmente si preferisce un libro allegro e leggero ad un romanzo classico magari più impegnativo.


In questo terzo episodio della serie torna la mitica protagonista Becky...more
Pooja Naidu
Whenever you read a good series, you become one with the characters that you do not want to part them even when the series ends. Right? But have you ever felt like withdrawing yourself and coming to hate it when it goes further? That's how i felt with this book. Although these books claim to have a continuity, there is no feeling of it and if anything, the characters are only getting distant to what they really are. Okay, people evolve, i get that, but seriously but the impression i had about Lu...more
Heidi
Apr 03, 2007 Heidi rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
I am ussually all up for a good cheezy chick lit while on a vacation but this book was over the top and I couldnt handle it. I managed to finish it, but only because I was laying on the beach in Hawaii... trying to empty my brain. I am not sure if all the "shopaholic" books are like this but I wont be reading any of the others in the chance that i might lose more brain cells than i have already.
Jennibeemine
In the other Shopaholic books, the story focuses primarily on Rebecca Bloomwood. It's told from her perspective, so we don't usually get a peek into the other characters as much. This book lets us look a little closer at Becky's future husband, Luke - which finally satisfied my curiosity regarding his personality.

In the book, we finally see more than the prince charming surface Luke often displays. We see his vulnerability, his desire to please his mother, and his reasons for working as hard as...more
Krizia Anna
It was quite a stupid story with a stupid heroine. How can Becky Bloomwood be so stupid, naive, selfish and nobody sees that? And what infuriates me the most is how things work out for her in the end. How can anybody want to marry her. Kinsella shouldn't have continued this series. It is downright silly and crazy. Stay away from this series. Unless you want to read about immature Becky.
Heather
I really didn't like this book at all. I was honestly disappointed, I read it b/c I heard all good things about Kinsella but I wasn't happy. Just seemed very predicable and becki's personalty was just really annoying to me. She couldn't decide and within a few days within reading about the two weddings, I knew how it was going to pan out. I just found it just boring.
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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her...more
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