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In theory anyway, the world of finance shouldn't be a mystery to Rebecca, since she writes for a magazine called Successful Saving. Struggling with her spendthrift impulses, she tries to heed the advice of an expert and appreciate life's cheaper pleasures: parks, museums, and so forth. Yet her first Saturday at the Victoria and Albert Museum strikes her as a waste. Why? There's not a price tag in sight.
It kind of takes the fun out of it, doesn't it? You wander round, just looking at things, and it all gets a bit boring after a while. Whereas if they put price tags on, you'd be far more interested. In fact, I think all museums should put prices on their exhibits. You'd look at a silver chalice or a marble statue or the Mona Lisa or whatever, and admire it for its beauty and historical importance and everything--and then you'd reach for the price tag and gasp, "Hey, look how much this one is!" It would really liven things up.Eventually, Rebecca's uncontrollable shopping and her "imaginative" solutions to her debt attract the attention not only of her bank manager but of handsome Luke Brandon--a multimillionaire PR representative for a finance group frequently covered in Successful Saving. Unlike her opposite number in Bridget Jones's Diary, however, Rebecca actually seems too scattered and spacey to reel in such a successful man. Maybe it's her Denny and George scarf. In any case, Kinsella's debut makes excellent fantasy reading for the long stretches between white sales and appliance specials. --Regina Marler --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
I found the book to be superficial. I couldn't get past the first twenty pages. All she was talking about was shopping and her job. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Sophia
Immaturity is one thing, stupidity is another. This character can't tell the difference and gives the reader a full dose of both. At least Bridget Jones had some dignity and charm. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cee Ess
Its been ages since I've read any chick-lit but when I found this book in a box of "free stuff" left at the mail boxes (ironic hey, its about overspending and I find it for free)... Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2012 by Buggy
Must have book for any woman that has a sense of humour and has ever toyed with the desire for the shiny and new. Read morePublished on Dec 8 2011 by Cristina Wallace
I love this book, but to be honest after I bought it, I just ended up leaving it on the shelf, and thought nothing of it. Til one day I finally read it. Read morePublished on April 13 2011 by Angeline
Fun, light, non-serious fluff that was entertaining and cute. If you are looking for a deep meaningful story this would not be the book for you. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2010 by Stephanie Johnson
This book was really fun, and funny! i was really impressed with the writing, especially when talking about finance, it made a lot of sense and was easy to read. Read morePublished on July 1 2010 by StellaK
A few memorable characters and this is the most delightful books I've read in years.Published on June 18 2010 by Vasile Teodorovici