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.

12 comments:

Preppy 101 said...

That sounds great!! I have such a long list of things I want to read!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

I will have to check it out. I need a good, fun book.

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

this sounds like a great girlie book! i've been wanting to read her shopaholic series too.

Lis said...

I love this book!! I read it years ago before I knew Madeline and Sophie were the same person!

I love chick lit too!! I'm reading Chasing Harry Winston right now - it's fab if you haven't already read it!

Meggers said...

I almost picked this up at the book store the other day. I'll have to read it!

Southern Belle said...

I soooooo want to read this book now! You need some good chick lit every now and again. Hope y'all had fun at the Peabody on NYE. The lines were too long for drinks so I don't plan on going back. I left you a little present on my blog:)

The Pink Tutu said...

Hi, happy 2009!! I love this book and have it on my shelf. It's a fun read! I love "chick lit" haha.

thepreppyprincess said...

This sounds like a fun read - exactly what we need right now!

Happy New Year to you Miss Lilly P!
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Erica said...

i've been trying to get into it...we'll see how it goes :)

BUT "momzillas" is really cute, i def recommend it!

erica
jewelrywithoutjewels.com

Only The Good Stuff said...

You MUST read "Remember Me?" her newest, FABULOUS! I just love Madeline/Sophie!!

Liz said...

Have you read the Emily Giffin books? Love them!

BLC :o said...

Ohh, this book was fabulous. It was my first read of Wickham after I figured Kinsella was a pen name. She is such a talented writer. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo-BLC