Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella is the most delightful contemporary festive offering that will fill your heart with joy.
The reader follows Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) in the run up to hosting Christmas. She is determined to produce the perfect day and her efforts are phenomenal but exhausting. She has a heart of gold and is responsive to the needs she sees in others. She is also a shopaholic. She is a charming, likable character who draws the reader into her head and heart as the novel is written in the first person from her point of view.
Many of the characters are charming and likable but occasionally Becky Brandon meets those out to cause mischief.
The whole novel is really fun and highly amusing. I definitely chuckled my way through the book, laughing out loud at times – especially during the infants’ nativity as a delightful five year old mixed up her lines!
Christmas Shopaholic is a perfect read for a damp, dark afternoon as it will lift your spirits, adding light and life and love into your heart.