*FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Desirable Residence Madeleine Wickham From the author of the internationally bestselling Sophie Kinsella series . Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Starred Review. Chick lit superstar Wickham (The : A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate eBook: Madeleine Wickham: Kindle Store. A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate [Madeleine Wickham] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the author of the.

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I simply could not get into this book – I could tell where it was going within the first 20 pages.

A Desirable Residence by Madeleine Wickham

Here they are, stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts rsidence a miserable adolescent daughter who hadn’t wanted to move anyway. From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the New York Times bestsellers The Wedding Girl and Sleeping Arrangements, comes a wicked comedy of adultery, angst, madleeine modern marriage The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams It was very abrupt.

The characters were fairly interesting although almost all rather unpleasant in some way, and I never greatly enjoy spending time with people I don’t particularly like – in real life or in books. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Jan 28, Patti added it. And the ending was rather abrupt and hurried.

Be the first to ask a question about A Desirable Residence. You can always count on her to provide you with funny, over the top scenarios.

If you have other options They are purely self-indulgent, and feature interesting plot and flawed yet sympathetic characters. Recommended for popular collections.?


Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. Wickham previously authored the “Shopaholic Series” under the name Sophie Kinsella, but do not expect to find a Rebecca Bloomwood gracing the pages of this book. By the end, I really didn’t care that much about what happened to the characters. Sounds unpleasant — thanks for the honest review!

What could have saved this book from becoming a soulless mess was a dash of humor, warmth or humanity. See all 80 reviews. A family of three purchases a tutorial college and moves into the flat above it, hoping to sell their house — What ends up happening is the married woman falls in love with the real estate agent, has an affair and falls deeply in love with the idea of having money and no worries that he does.

You can tell this is earlier writing not quite as polished but as always great characters and awkward situations.

However, I’ve read many of her books and this wasn’t her best. I really enjoyed reading A Desirable Residence.

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If she had been, I might have forgiven her. To ask desirzble readers questions about A Desirable Residenceplease sign up. While Wickham’s characters are more sophisticated, I prefer the charming naivete that causes Kinsella’s main girls to unwittingly get in scrapes.

Alice, daughter of Liz and Jonathon is stuck in that world if teenage angst, hating her parents, enthralled with Ginny madeleone Piers, whom she has a crush on. You can tell she feels no affection or interest in the characters she created, as they are vapid and unlikeable at best and contemptible at worst.


Jun 28, Diana rated it desirwble not like it. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. They are purely self-indulgent, and feature interesting plot and flawed yet sympathetic characters.

She is very unlikeable, too. Usually I get so caught up in the antics of Wickham’s delightful, quirky characters that I read it all in a rush, but this time I found myself reidence to get through it, telling myself just to finish so I could read something else. I usually enjoy reading Madeleine Wickham’s novels. Set up a giveaway.

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While the adults deal with two mortgages, debt, and running a newly acquired tutorial school, Alice finds herself trying to fit in with the grown-ups in the Prentice household. View Full Version of PW.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. June 22, Sold by: But soon Liz is lost in blissful dreams of Marcus, Jonathan is left to run their business, and neither of them has time to notice that their teenage daughter is developing an unhealthy passion for the tenants, Piers and Ginny.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Discover wickuam to read next. By the end, I really didn’t care that much about what happened to the characters. Showing of 80 reviews. Apr 15, Sandie rated it liked it Shelves: