BOOK REVIEW: A Desirable Residence by Madeleine Wickham

A Desirable Residence

BOOK REVIEW: A Desirable Residence
by Madeleine Wickham


ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

The asking price for this house includes a stunning renovation of hearts and dreams….Liz and Jonathan Chambers were stuck with two mortgages, mounting debts, and a miserable adolescent daughter. Then realtor Marcus Witherstone came into their lives—and it seemed he would solve all their problems. He knew the perfect tenants from London who would rent their old house: a glamorous PR girl, Ginny, and her almost-famous husband, Piers.

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. Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. As events close in, they all begin to realize that some deceptions are just a bit too close to home.

A Desirable Residence is sure to continue the phenomenal success of the Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham franchise.


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I hate to say it, but I did not enjoy this book.

As you should know by now, I love Sophie Kinsella. I started working my way through her standalone novels a few years ago. I’ve now read every one of them! This year I am working my way through all of the books she published under her real name (Madeleine Wickham). There are a total of 7 and so far I’ve completed The GatecrasherCocktails for Three40 LoveThe Wedding Girl, and now A Desirable Residence. This one is by far my least favorite of any of her books.

There weren’t really any likable characters. The content was kind of heavy but with no sense of relief in the end. And it was just kind of boring. I was tempted to DNF it, but decided to stick it out since I want to cross all of her books off my list. I’m hoping the last two are better than this one! Needless to say, I don’t recommend it.

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