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A Desirable Residence,
This review is from: A Desirable Residence (Paperback)
I love Sophie Kinsella and when I realised she had written under another name I thought I've got to read them. Well I picked up this one and I was disappointed as it did not have me, not wanting to put the book down, like I normally can't do.
This book is about a couple called Liz and Jonathan Chambers who have just brought a Tutorial College in Silchester and they can't sell their old house. One day when Liz is in the estate agents (wanting to know why they have still not found a buyer for their house) she meets the owner Marcus Witherstone and he says can find tenants for her house as the property market is a bit slow. On the day Marcus and Liz are meeting the tenants they both seem to have an attraction to one another and before long they are booking into hotels behind the other partners backs.
You also have Liz and Jonathan's daughter Alice who has no friends and quickly ends up becoming friends with the new tenants Ginny and Piers (who happens to be an actor). She spends all her time at her old house with them.
The book is based around all these people and for me it's just to much and it is also all over the place and you sort of get a bit lost. So I won't be reccommending and I am not sure whether to try another one under Madeleine Wickham.
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Initial post: 26 Jun 2012 16:30:11 BDT
Completely agree. I am two thirds through this book and I am already confused! there's no gripping storyline here atall and a very weak plot (if you can call it that). I have read Madeline/Sophie's books before and this does not come close to her usual standard. Boring zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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