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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, 328 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Dell Publishing Company (first published 2002)
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Zoë (readbyzoe)
I love Sophie Kinsella's writing style so much! Her books are like candy and I can't get enough! I love how Rebecca isn't a totally likable character; she has her flaws but she always learns from her mistakes in the end and becomes stronger. I was obsessed with the first half of the book as I'm totally invested in Luke and Becky's relationship, but the wedding drama kind of dragged on a bit too long for me. Still really liked this book, though, and I will be reading the fourth very soon!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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! :-)
Rebecca Bloomwood is probably the only character I forgive being an absolute pain in the ...
She makes me furious and eye-rolling, I want to shout at her and still I find myself enjoying the books.

I loved all the wedding talk. Must the Disney princess inside me still waiting for her big day.
Love Fool
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 thinking of marriage (or diamonds) or anything . . . Then Luke proposes!

Ugh, why can't Becky and I be friends in real life? An
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
I had to really think about whether I wanted to give this one a try. I read the first book in the series about six years ago and, more than anything, it stressed me out! But I decided to give this one a try and it actually wasn't nearly as stressful as its predecessor. Becky has a big heart and bad decision making skills. In this book, Becky's live-in boyfriend Luke proposes. The trouble comes when Becky's mother begins planning a wedding in her hometown in England, then Luke's mother swiftly b ...more
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
This book is about as silly as it gets! Alright, the Shopaholic books are not high art, nor am I looking for them to be. The first two were fun, fast reads; somewhat predictable but likeable none the less.

In the first two books, I found Becky charming. I was a little annoyed by the fact that she couldn't stop spending, but then again that's why she is called a Shopaholic. Now in the third book, I'm just down right annoyed by Becky Bloomwood. What got on my nerves the most was that from page 50
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

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.


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
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
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
I don't know how Sophie Kinsella does it, but she takes the exact same plot as the other two Shopaholic books, and makes it even better. I've read 5 books by Sophie Kinsella, and they've all been essentially the same. They all had:

-A silly but lovable main (female) character
-A hot love interest who is more professional, but loves the MC's quirks
-A large cast of supporting characters
-Silly and unbelievable situations

Even though all of her books follow the same formula, I can't help but love them.
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
It just gets crazier, doesn't it? Sophie Kinsella is such a free and wild spirit when it comes to literary. She comes up with the wildest ideas, not only beneficial for the plot but also for her characters and the readers. Each book have been deemed with such significance of character developement!! We see such mature and better characters in each new installment. Great work
Lol, I had such fun reading this! Becky Bloomwood, the very defintion of a Shopaholic. I'll write a review on my blog and link it here soon!:)

FULL SPOILER FREE REVIEW: Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Louise Moore
I must admit, this series dipped a little for me.
I'm on a roller coaster ride with Becky Bloomwood.

I found myself getting really angry at this book and felt it should have been titled "Shopaholic teaches you how to NOT plan your wedding".

I felt myself saying forget about what the mums want, just do what you want!

During a small chat with my mum about it I realised I was getting really worked up over a book! Ha!

I'm going to keep at the series because I am interested to see where the marriage w

Life is good for Rebecca Bloomwood. She has her dream job of being a personal shopper at Barney’s and she is dating her best friend Luke. Living in Manhattan, she couldn't be happier. Her best friend Suze is getting married and she can’t wait for the wedding. At Suze’s wedding Luke does the unexpected and proposes to Becky. She is ecstatic to be spending the rest of her life with her best friend. With the wedding comes planning and two people are planning the wedding at two different locations
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
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
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
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
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
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..
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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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