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Wickham cleverly puts herself in turn into the shoes of Maggie, Roxanne and Candice, exploring their contrasting lives and outlooks. All three appear incredibly successful in their glamorous careers working for a glossy magazine (perhaps in order to up the typical aspirational stakes of this genre). However, they harbour other facets: the diffidence and depression of the new mother; the hidden grief and yearning of the mistress; and the guilt and idealism of the daughter attempting to right her late father's wrongs. Heather, the fourth woman who plays a pivotal role in the plot, is never given her own voice or viewpoint, but instead is judged and discussed by the others, which does mean her eventual character resolution is somewhat predictable. Yet these elements of predictability in the characterisations and plot detail act as a catalyst for a series of events that are less predictable and are thus both satisfying and moving.
Along the way, Wickham successfully tackles death, birth, guilt and romantic love with a depth of emotion that does credit to her ability to localise these universal themes without trivialising them. Cocktails for Three blends familiar ingredients with a few sharp twists to create an exhilarating mix. Olivia Dickinson --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I enjoyed every word of this book. Laugh out loud content and weepy too. Very real situations that grip you - and very resourceful outcomes.Published 15 months ago by Susan Turner
Cocktails for Three takes you through the lives of three professional women; Candice, Maggie and Roxanne. Read morePublished on May 28 2007 by Menzies
What a great book.
I wasn't going to get it cause I hadn't heard much about it but when I found out that Wickham is a pen name for Kinsella I had to get it!
If you like chick lit you'll love this book. I happened to find it on a bargain shelf. I definately would have paid the full price. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003 by Lisamarie O'Leary
This book was ok but not anywhere near the league of a Rosamunde Pilcher book. But since I have read all of Pilcher's books multiple times and wanted something new to read, I... Read morePublished on Dec 17 2003