Holiday Shopping

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  • Kindle Edition
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  • Holiday Shopping
  • Carmen Reid
  • English
  • 15 June 2017
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About the Author: Carmen Reid

Kindle Edition ë Holiday Shopping MOBI ´ holiday free, shopping book, Holiday ShoppingHoliday Shopping MOBICarmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countrysideThis may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapersShe is currently working on her eigth novel for grown ups and her third novel for teenagers Well, she likes to keep busyCarmen did once study English Literature at University College London, but, ignoring everything she d learned, she spent most of her s working as a local, regional and then national newspaper reporterKnowing deep down that she was supposed to be an author not a journo, she left her day job to have a baby and write her first novel Hey, and just four sleepless, penniless years later it was published Although there is a corner of her heart that will always belong to London property developers welcome she now lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with her husband, Thomas, and two children, Sam and Claudie, plus Jimmy the lunatic Jack Russell and Clive, Orangey and Gorcha, the fishFortunately her hobbies are cooking, cleaning, arguing about whose turn it is to walk the dog, clean the fish tank, take out the rubbish, do the laundry and so on.


Holiday ShoppingKindle Edition ë Holiday Shopping MOBI ´ holiday free, shopping book, Holiday ShoppingHoliday Shopping MOBIEndlessly busy single mother, Annie, is single no She has a brand new man in her life and she plans to succeed as a fashion entrepreneurShe s an expert in handbags and shoes, so why not start selling them on line and become the next Louis Vuitton Her family and friends think she s taking them to Italy for a holiday, but in fact, she s on a secret handbag sourcing missionShe s about to find out that running your own retail empire isn t as simple as she thought A lot can go wrong and usually does Especially when your new man thinks you ve gone crazy and there s a gorgeous Italian who s determined to lure you to his handbag factory for a personal tour This book was published in the UK as Late Night Shopping.

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10 thoughts on “Holiday Shopping

  1. Leah says:

    Uber busy Annie Valentine mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she ll do anything to get there But what about her adorable new man As someone who wants nothingthan a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie staking their home on her success, and now their relationship is on the line Is Annie s surprise remedy an extravagant friends and family holiday to Italy r Uber busy Annie Valentine mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she ll do anything to get there But what about her adorable new man As someone who wants nothingthan a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie staking their home on her success, and now their relationship is on the line Is Annie s surprise remedy an extravagant friends and family holiday to Italy really what they all need Especially when a dashing Italian businessman promises to fulfil Annie s every dream .After finally deciding to read Carmen Reid s Annie Valentine series and thoroughly enjoying the first book, I was definitely eager to get stuck into the rest of the series The next book Late Night Shopping has my favourite cover of all of Carmen s Annie V books including new one New York Valentine , so I started it expecting another fun, fashion filled read and I wasn t disappointed.Late Night Shopping is the second novel in Carmen Reid s Annie Valentine series, with at least threebooks to follow it, and picks up about a year after where The Personal Shopper left off Annie is back working for The Store again, her relationship with Ed is as fantastic as ever and she s trying really hard to turn her EBay store into something a littlereal, and maybe even start up her own business The fact the book picks up a year later is no hardship at all and I found myself slipping back into the mad world of Annie V very easily.The book spends a chunk of time in Italy, after Annie books a holiday for herself, Ed, the kids, her sister and Aunty and I quite enjoyed the change of scenery Of course, being in Italy the handbag and shoe capital of the World, I think Annie calls it is Annie s version of heaven as she finds herself making plans to import a ton of cheap handbags from the handsome Mr Bellisimo Annie s nickname for him But it s on the holiday where things start to go downhill for Annie and Ed, and it looks like it might be curtains for them I liked Reid s descriptions of Italy, and it must have taken some research to get it just so, but I think Reid got the descriptions spot on I also liked the developing relationship between Ed, Lana and Owen It s seems to have moved up a level since the first book and shows that step parents aren t always wicked Annie is a fantastic character, there s no doubt about it She really does shine off the pages and although she can be a little Becky Bloomwood esque not telling their boyfriend husband about shopping purchases, getting into sticky situations , I do find Annie very different to Becky, but both are equally fantastic characters for different reasons I completely admire Annie s approach to life, she s a bit like a pinball, constantly moving, always bouncing from one thing to another Ed, her partner, on the other hand is Annie s safety vest, always looking out for her, trying to dissuade her from heradventurous schemes and making sure her kids are looked after while she s at work I find Ed very intriguing, he s such a lovely character I personally don t think we saw as much of Annie s kids this time around, Lana and Owen, which was disappointing as the family as a unit makes for fabulous reading but what I saw was promising I love how Owen is gettingconfidence and seeing Lana grow up into a young adult is also great Annie s GBF, Connor, is back and as glorious as ever, honestly, he deserves his own spin off series.Late Night Shopping is, like its predecessor, told from the third person perspective and it works incredibly well I did have a few problems with the book as a whole, Annie can be a bit lacking sometimes when it comes to her kids, especially when her head is so full of ideas of starting her own business and I didn t like the way she ignored everything Ed had to say about her running her own business accusing him of not backing her I didn t think it was fair of her, at all But apart from those little niggles I raced through the book as eagerly as I did The Personal Shopper Honestly, I really cannot believe it s taken me so long to read this series as it s hugely enjoyable I truly never believed a book about a personal shopper could be so good but with a core of five fantastic characters as well as a multitude of others family, Annie s clients, etc, makes for fascinating reading and I can t wait to get stuck into How Not To Shop

  2. Evangeline says:

    Annie Valentine was evenannoying and pathetic than she was in the first book I don t know what Ed sees in her

  3. Tina-Marie Miller says:

    I confess to buying this book some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading it I do love a good chicklit I m not a fashionista but I found Annie s journey and her aspirations to build her own business as well as juggling a home, family and relationship an entertaining read.

  4. Archana Radhakrishnan says:

    Not bothered enough to write a full review But lemme tell you one thing She can never be another Sophie Kinsella Not even in the wildest of dreams in that possible You just can t get yourself to even remotely like Annie who s the MC What s the point of going any further

  5. Susan Burns says:

    The storyline was good but in all honesty I didn t warm to the central character and I found her a bit annoying and tended to side with her boyfriend s point of view That being said, it kept me reading until the end to find out what happened.

  6. Ellen Wilson says:

    I preferred this bookthan the 1st one Will definitely be readingof Carmen Reid s books

  7. Lara says:

    This book is about Annie Valentine,a personal shopper, mother of two and girlfriend to a teacher, Ed It is the second in the Annie Valentine series, a fact which I did not know before purchasing the book Even though I started from this book instead of the first one, in this book the author gave information about the characters, without giving too many spoilers about the first book so that this story is easy to follow This book reminded me of Confessions of a Shopaholic since Annie is also a s This book is about Annie Valentine,a personal shopper, mother of two and girlfriend to a teacher, Ed It is the second in the Annie Valentine series, a fact which I did not know before purchasing the book Even though I started from this book instead of the first one, in this book the author gave information about the characters, without giving too many spoilers about the first book so that this story is easy to follow This book reminded me of Confessions of a Shopaholic since Annie is also a shopaholic who cannot seem to control making huge purchases even though her credit cards are all maxed out and she cannot afford to Annie even borrowsmoney from the bank on her house, without even telling Ed, her boyfriend, who owns this house with her She is constantly lying to him about her purchases and their cost She even hides the fact that she has a room full of items for when she starts her own business.I found Annie s character to be frustrating most of the time since she kept buying things and lying about it to Ed, even though this hurt her relationship with him and even with her children I really could not relate to her character and kept getting frustrated with her throughout most of this book.Overall this book wasn t enjoyable for me and I probably won t be buying anybooks from this series I would only recommend it to fans of the Shopaholic Series who are looking for something along those same lines

  8. Mel says:

    I picked this up after reading The Personal Shopper the first of the Annie Valentine novels by Carmen Reid Really, this review could be 8 words it wasn t as good as the first one.It skips a year ahead from the first one, but feels like it should be carry on directly from it Annie is back working at The Store after the evil boss who fired her leaves I really wanted some sort of back story on the evil boss why does she hate Annie, where did she go Was she fired Why The book doesn t make i I picked this up after reading The Personal Shopper the first of the Annie Valentine novels by Carmen Reid Really, this review could be 8 words it wasn t as good as the first one.It skips a year ahead from the first one, but feels like it should be carry on directly from it Annie is back working at The Store after the evil boss who fired her leaves I really wanted some sort of back story on the evil boss why does she hate Annie, where did she go Was she fired Why The book doesn t make it clear, which annoyed me If a character does something, I want to know why She does turn up again later, but only to be horrible to Annie Annie wants to start her own business by borrowing loads of money And she spends a ridiculous amount of money on a handbag Her partner is having doubts, so she spends almost the whole book arguing over it.It just isn t as strong plotwise as the first book was Personally, I don t understand people who spend over a thousand pounds on a bag The most I ve spent is twenty quid Because of that, the plot seemed unrealistic to me and it was the same thing all through the book Annie spends lots of money, boyfriend gets mad Throw in the odd misunderstanding and a few funny moments with Connor, the gay best friend and that s it The characters are still likable, but the plot not so much You should probably try the first one before reading this, because it is much better

  9. Shelleyrae at Book& says:

    I picked this up at the library without realising it was the second in the series, and though I have the first The Personal Shopper as marked as unread I think I must have read it at some stage as the characters in this were so familiar I admired Annie s ambition but felt her motives and behaviour were too self serving to be sympathetic I was waiting for her to acknowledge her actions as at least a little unreasonable and redeem herself, but I felt that the consequences for here were token at I picked this up at the library without realising it was the second in the series, and though I have the first The Personal Shopper as marked as unread I think I must have read it at some stage as the characters in this were so familiar I admired Annie s ambition but felt her motives and behaviour were too self serving to be sympathetic I was waiting for her to acknowledge her actions as at least a little unreasonable and redeem herself, but I felt that the consequences for here were token at best.The story itself was okay, fairly predictable, though amusing enough in places It probably doesn t help that I only own 3 pairs of shoes and one 20 handbag so I find the label dropping and lavicous descriptions of puffy sleeves and satin heels uninspiring Mainly though I didn t much care for Annie so I didn t much care for her story

  10. Kat A says:

    This was a piece of chicklit that I found from mining the Girls About Town Short Stories Books Carmen Reid is from the Scottish one She is a good writer, and I would read her other books The trouble with this one was, I hated the main character She was really annoying read irresponsible and selfish ala Becky Bloomwood, to the point I was yelling at her In the book Seriously, that s over involvement Annie is a personal shopper who wants to start her own business, but is sacrificing time This was a piece of chicklit that I found from mining the Girls About Town Short Stories Books Carmen Reid is from the Scottish one She is a good writer, and I would read her other books The trouble with this one was, I hated the main character She was really annoying read irresponsible and selfish ala Becky Bloomwood, to the point I was yelling at her In the book Seriously, that s over involvement Annie is a personal shopper who wants to start her own business, but is sacrificing time with her family and partner while doing so There was enough plot to keep me reading, but it was so ho hum, and the really interesting characters never were fully explored There was the requisite gay best friend, so pretty run of the mill I m up for another turn, but give Late Night Shopping a miss.Update Just found out it was a sequel to a book called The Personal Shopper, but that just makes it evenlike the Shopaholic series Will read it and report back