Sunday, January 4, 2009
Cocktails for Three
I absolutely love to read "chick lit" as most people call it. Unfortunately, with school commitments, I don't get to read as much as I used to. Thank goodness, I was able to sneak in a quick read over the Christmas break. Last night I finished Cocktails For Three by Madeleine Wickham. It is an enjoyable book that shows the ups and downs of friendships and growing older. The book has the same feel as her other books, the Shopaholic Series, which I am addicted to! I found Cocktails for Three to be uplifting, while showing the importance of having a core group of girl friends.
Here is what the back cover reads:
Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover -- a married man
Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with -- motherhood
Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes -- until a ghost from her past turns up
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find their biggest secret revealed.
In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.