A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate
|Rating||:||4.54 (523 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Pages|
Interesting book and great light read Chaya Interesting book and great light read. Gave it 4 stars only because i am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham's work and this was not as good of a book as her Shopaholic series. Not as Good as Kinsella I love Sophie Kinsella, so I decided to read all the Wickham books as well. I'm a little sorry I read this one (which I think was her first). I found most of the characters at best unpleasant and at worst reprehensible. Only Jonathan had any decency and deserved better than an adulterous wife who "deserved" her affair. And that's all it was. She wasn't in love. If she ha. Lots of fun Patricia Kay This was a great read, well worth the money I spent, which I can't say for every book I buy. I wish this author had more available, because this is the kind of book I like to take on trips. It has interesting characters, a compelling story line that moves along quickly, intelligent writing, and lots of charm.
It all comes to a head at a party Ginny throws on the eve of Piers's big audition. Self-centered Liz Chambers, bored with her job and under a mountain of debt, frequently lashes out at her even-tempered husband, Jonathan, and begins an affair with wealthy realtor Marcus Witherstone, who proposes that Liz and Jonathan rent their unsold house to a young couple, Ginny and Piers Prentice, with whom Liz and Jonathan's sullen teenage daughter, Alice, strikes up an unexpected friendship. From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. A well-executed and unexpected ending caps the dizzying action and demonstrates why Wickham is so deservedly on her genre's A-list. . Ginny, meanwhile, pins her hopes on would-be actor Piers getting a part in a soap opera, and Jonathan is put on a pedestal by Marcus's wife, Anthe
He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers. A Desirable Residence is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the New York Times bestsellers The Wedding Girl and Sleeping