Ebook Read The Personal Shopper – imagesclip.com
Free download The Personal ShopperRama with daughter Lana to work challenges due to a snarky boss threatened by her success to man troubles as she struggles to balance what she thinks she wants with what she eally needs Annie is presented as a bit of an Everywoman albeit one with WAY better shoes than most us She s a likeable enough character although I must confess I occasionally found myself wanting to hold my hands her mouth to stop her from calling everyone Babes I must confess that I also occasionally found myself shaking my head at the troubles she got herself into She s a very human character full of foibles she means well and has the best of intentions but we all know where that oad takes youAll in all this was a cute fun light comic tale of one woman s efforts to hold it all together all the time We ve all been there trying too hard pushing ourselves into something we would ecognize as not uite ight if we only had the time andor perspective to stand back and actually look before we leaped The supporting characters were to me the meat and potatoes of this one there are a lot of flamboyantly colorful eccentricities dangled throughout the book and they kept me eading even in the midst of the occasional Annie eye oll Meet Annie Valentine stylish savvy multi tasker extraordinaire As a personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store Annie can e style and e invent her clients from head to toe In fact this super skilled dresser can be elied on to solve everyone s problems except her own Although she s a busy single mum to stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy Owen there s a gap in Annie s wardrobe sorry life for a new man But finding the perfect partner is turning out to be so much trickier than finding the perfect pair of shoes Can she source a genuine classic A life long investment Will she end up with a mistake from the sale ail who ll have to be eturned Or maybe just maybe there ll be someone new in this season who could be the one For a while now I ve been collecting Carmen Reid s novels It started when *I eceived a copy of How Not To Shop the third Annie *received a copy of How Not To Shop the third Annie book I then picked up the first two books because I hate starting a book mid series before I then eceived the fourth book in the series Celebrity Shopper It wasn t until I got the fifth book New York Valentine that I decided it was either now or never I was either going to ead all five Annie Valentine novels or it was never going to happen I took the former oute and got stuck into book one The Personal Shopper hoping I would enjoy it especially since I have four other novels in the series to ead Thankfully I found the book pleasantly surprisingAs you might expect from the title the book focuses on the life of a personal shopper Annie Valentine is not only a personal shopper but a budding entrepreneur with her own Ebay shop front she s brilliant at sourcing bargains and can do up a flat uicker than you can say Bob s your uncle Not only that but Annie s a single mum with two children fourte. Tine can solve everyone's problems except her own She's a busy single mother of two but could there be a gap in her wardrobe for a brand new man Finding the perf. ,
Annie Valentine has got to be one of the most vapid wenches ever conceived Nothing emotely likeable about her or her kids and her parenting skills are shameful fiction or not Boring and predictable I only finished it because I needed something mindless to do on my son s first day back at school I am egretting that choice as it s time I will never get back This book was just so funny Right at the start you e lead to believe that Annie Valentine s husband has left her with their ebellious teenage daughter and very shy son Annie to believe that Annie Valentine s husband has left her with their ebellious teenage daughter and very shy son Annie best
FRIEND IS GAY AND HE REALLYis gay and he eally a lot of humour to the book I think he was my favourite character She works *AS A PERSONAL SHOPPER IN A *a personal shopper in a shop called The Store she s very good at her job and has a I ve never ead anything by Carmen Reid before so I decided to check this outAnnie Valentine has the perfect jobshe s a personal shopper and spends all day choosing clothes for people She has two children Owen and Lana Lana is the typical ebelling teen but Owen is interesting She used to be married but we don t find out what happened to her husband until the end I was genuinely shocked it was something I never saw coming Never Annie is very lonely and desperate to find a new man And so she begins her search All the characters are lovely ealistic and entertaining From Annie s sister to her awful great aunt and her gay best friend Connor all the characters are crafted perfectly OK so there a few chick lit stereo types Connor but I hardly noticed I was too busy wondering what could possibly happen next The book is written in third person but is still mainly from Annie s perspective The plot never slows using jumps in time from chapter to chapter to keep the book moving It was a elaxing ead and definitely a fun oneOne of the best chick lits I ve ead lately Today s book eview is a nice light hearted omp into the magical world of shopping in high fashion London The Personal Shopper is the tale of Annie Valentine a single mum of two who works at a posh London department store as a duh personal shopper She helps the extremely wealthy and the occasional friendcolleague invent and einvent themselves through clothes and accessories She s a sassy saucy sweetheart of a character which of course means she uns afoul of a horrid boss well meaning but not uite ight men and the occasional whiny customer often than she should She is struggling to give her two children everything without the means to do so consistently Which of course brings on drama of both the tearful and laughter full kind of its own She s also struggling to figure out what she wants from and for her own life She loves helping people express themselves through clothes using wardrobe as weapon to help women and the occasional man ealize who they are and who they want to be and she uses the tricks of her trade on herself as often as on othersThe ups and downs of Annie s life are familiar both in this genre of book and to women everywhere From teenage From the British publisher of Sophie Kinsella and Kathy Lette comes a story of love sprinkled with fashion A personal shopper in a swish London store Annie Valen. .
En year old stroppy teen Lana and painfully shy nine year old Owen For the ecord I have no idea how she fitted all her endeavors into 24 hour days But the one place which Annie has yet to succeed is in her love life after her husband Roddy left three years earlier She s desperate to find someone to share her life with but so far it s just not working until Gray comes into the picture But is he Annie s Mr RightObviously with a book about a personal shopper there s going to be a book about a personal shopper there s going to be a of fashion mentioned and there is The beginning of each chapter gives a un down of the clothes a certain person featured in the chapter is wearing along with the total estimated cost It s a very intriguing feature and despite not being very fashion y myself I did enjoy those lists and looked forward to the next chapter to see who was featured But something that may surprise eaders is that the book isn t only about Annie as a personal shoppper The book explores Annie s elationhip with her kids as well as the struggles she faces as a single mum as she *desperately tries to keep her kids in the posh school they ve attended since they were three or *tries to keep her kids in the posh school they ve attended since they were three or I ve no idea what it s like to be a single mother but I felt Reid did a great job with her portrayal of Annie s strugglesI must admit I did like Annie Reid has somehow managed to portray Annie in such a eal way that I could very clearly hear her Cockney accent every time she spoke She s someone I could easily admire and her super woman capabilities were astounding at times but that s obviously what most single mums find themselves facing isn t it I eally loved Annie s kids Lana was a typical teenager at times but she had some great moments and as for Owen I just wanted to give him a hug I suppose the only character I didn t particularly warm to was Gray a man Annie meets at her mother s etirement party He was the only character that didn t seem eal to me he just came across a bit fake Ed on the other hand Lana and Owen s teacher was fantastic I knew already how the book would end and what Ed s place was going to be but I enjoyed getting to know him better and I liked how the elationship between him and Annie progressed Finally I would like to mention Connor Annie s gay best friend He was such a sweetieAll throughout the book there s an air of mystery about what happened with Annie s husband Roddy Unfortunately for me I guessed the twist about half way through the book There isn t anything that gives it away but something was telling me my assumption was spot on Aside from that and Annie s constant use of the word babes they were my only issues with the book and I thoroughly enjoyed eading it It s told from the third person narrative which works eally well I can t wait to get stuck into further books in the series because although the first book can be ead as a stand alone as there s no cliffhanger ending to The Personal Shopper I m uite excited to get back into Annie s world and see where her adventures take her. Ect partner turns out to be so much difficult than sourcing the ideal shoes'If you love shopping as much as you love a great ead try this Wonderful' Katie Fford. .