Thursday, December 30, 2010

Review: "Sleeping Arrangements" by Madeleine Wickham

Chloe and her blended family need a holiday. Her partner Phillip is having trouble at work. She's sick of making wedding dresses for stressed out brides and could use a change of scenery. Hugh and his wife Amanda also need a holiday. Their two girls are incredibly adorable and well-behaved but Amanda could use a break from all of the pressure of being a stay-at-home mom and Hugh just wants to get to know his little girls, since he sees them so little.

When friend of the family Gerard lends both families his villa in Spain, disaster is imminent. Neither family is aware that the other famil will be present until they arrive, and sparks will fly. Will they all make it through the vacation unscathed or will there be bloodshed?

I'm going to make this review short but sweet. I liked Sleeping Arrangements, but didn't love it. Parts of it seemed too coincidental for me, and one part in particular actually angered me because I disagreed with how the author dealt with a particular situation. In short, it was nothing that I'll be shouting from the rooftops about, but I won't hesitate to pick up another book by Madeleine Wickham (aka. Sophie Kinsella) in the future.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Recommended to: Fans of Madeleine Wickham, chick lit in general
Challenges: 2010 100+ Reading Challenge, RYOB Challenge 2010

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