Title: The Personal Shopper
Author: Carmen Reid
Genre: Women’s Fiction
My Rating: 5 out of 5
Meet Annie Valentine: stylish, savvy, multi-tasker extraordinaire. As a personal shopper in a swanky London store, Annie can be relied on to solve everyone’s problems . . . except her own.
Because as a busy single mum to two kids, Annie’s realised there’s a gap in her life as well as her wardrobe. But with her heart still hurting from losing the love of her life, Annie’s discovered that finding the perfect partner is turning out to be so much trickier than finding the perfect pair of shoes!
Can she source a genuine classic? A lifelong investment? Or will Annie realise that her perfect man is already sitting on the front row of her life…
My Review of The Personal Shopper
I am a huge fan of Carmen Reid’s writing and have read many of her books over the years. What a woman Annie Valentine is – not only is she managing to keep her family together and raising her 2 children alone after the death of her husband, Roddy, but she also works as a personal shopper at The Store. Annie loves her job, but things start to go wrong and she loses her beloved job at The Store.
Desperately trying to figure out how to pay her bills, keep her children happy, and generally stay on top of her life, Annie soon realises that the one thing she is missing in her life is someone to share it all with. Ed is a music teacher at her children’s school and has been helping both Annie’s son develop his musical talent, and Annie’s daughter, who has been mixing with the wrong crowds at school. But, then there also is the lovely dentist, Gray. Which one will she go for? And does Annie even know what she really wants in a partner?
The Personal Shopper is a must-read for anyone into fashion and shopping, but it is much more than that. The character of Annie is so independent and so strong, and I just love how, as the reader, we see her on this journey of getting her life back on track, and the support she receives from those who care about her.
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