Book Reviews of Cocktails For Three

Cocktails For Three
Cocktails For Three
Author: Madeleine Wickham
ISBN-13: 9780739465103
ISBN-10: 0739465104
Pages: 301
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: St. Martins Griffin
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 5
about three friends who learn to deal with the dramas/changes going on in each other's lives...one is pregnant for the first time, one in a romance that doesn't look to have a future, and one meets someone from her past...the writing style reminding me of Cecelia Ahern...Cocktails for Three's author also wrote the Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella
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Helpful Score: 2
Same author as the Shopaholic Series, just penned under a different name. This book was a quick read, maybe not quite as funny as some of the books under the Sophie Kinsella name. IMHO, if you like the Shopaholic books, you will probably enjoy this book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Don't waste your time!
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Helpful Score: 2
A great bok about friendship, loyalty and secrets.
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Helpful Score: 1
It definitely got better towards the middle
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a good light read about friendships and how we test them.
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Helpful Score: 1
Okay, so as Madeleine Wickham, I mostly cannot stand Sophie Kinsella. This book is a perfect example of the distaste I have for the nomme de plume of Wickham. In Cocktails for Three, I just couldn't get over some of the immorality that was going on around which I wish I could explain more but there are just too many spoilers. As Sophie Kinsella, the author's work relies on the characters to figure themselves out even though they may be pideonholed into categories based on their outward appearance. As Madeleine Wickham, I feel like the characters are skewed and just don't make sense. They really have no moral baseline, especially some of the characters in this book, or carry on way too far, making the story unpalletable and just plain annoying. I cannot recommend this book to anyone who is searching for another book written by the author as Sophie Kinsella. I'm afraid to say that, in my opinion, the writing just isn't the same and isn't nearly as effective, meaningful, or even entertaining.
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If you like Sophie Kinsella (which I do) you will like this book. Although not quite as funny or cute as the Shopaholic series, it's very similiar in the style that it is written. It reminded me a lot of Sex and the City (though this book is definetly NOT dirty at all) and I literally read it in 2 days. Very good.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fun book that would translate well into a "chick flick." For the casual reader looking for something relatively lighthearted and easy to read, this is a great choice.
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Helpful Score: 1
I could not get into this book and there were too many main characters for me. I kept putting it down, then skipped ahead to see if I could get interested. Eventually I just put it down for good. Sorry, I love Shopaholic and the other books she wrote thereafter...
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By Sophie Kinsella (pen name), author of Shopoholic series. Totally different style, more serious, but wonderful.
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Endearing characters, enjoyable read. Great beach book & airplane reading.
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Not as lighthearted as books the author has written as Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic, etc.) - but still a great read.
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Easy read about 3 friends.
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Very different from the Shopaholic books, more dark, but more substance.
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Excellent book by author of the Shopaholic books - Sophie Kinsella - another pen name for her. First of her books that I've read. And now requesting more.
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Pretty cute: by the author of the Shopoholic books( different name )
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Great British chick lit about three friends and the impact of men and lies on their relationship with each other
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This was a very enjoyable book and an easy read. I enjoyed it!!
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This author, Madeleine Wickham, is aka Sophie Kinsella. I just loved her "Can You Keep a Secret?"...and when a friend here at PBS raved about this book, I googled it up, and knew "laughing out loud" was exactly the choice for my next read! GREAT book!
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This was such a wonderful story. A tale of 3 women friends and their methods of surviving and thriving in business, love, and life.
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I couldn't finish it. I read over 200 pages and decided not to waste my time.
Disappointment.
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This was a fun book to read. Very entertaining. Highly recommend for a fast, easy read.
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Three ladies who make sure to have a meeting of the minds every month. The general theme of the book smells of Sex in the City, but for me that was an okay thing to go into as I loved the show (and plan to read the book). So I had some good hopes going into the book. I also was excited because so far I have enjoyed the Shopaholic series, and this is the same Author, different name.

Sadly the book did not live up to my hopes. While I love Sophie Kinsella but under the name Madeline Wickham she just falls flat. The book is not nearly as funny as the shopaholic series, and there just seems to be something else missing as well. The women in this book come off as just plain shallow to me. Where while our lovely Shopaholic has issues, she also shows she can be a good human. I just dont see that in Three Cocktails, so in my humble opinion this is a big pass.
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Predictable but reads pretty smoothly.....expected more drama.
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I really enjoyed this book. I got hooked on the three different characters and their storylines, and couldn't put it down.
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Entertaining novel about 3 women friends. Characters seem real with human foibles and problems.
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Predictable, but enjoyable, this book (written by Sophie Kinsella) tells the story of three best friends and their struggles to overcome their pasts.
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This is a good story about three friends that meet for drinks after work in London's swankiest bar once every month. They continue meeting and talking even after the circumstances of their lives change.
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This is written by Sophie Kinsella (the Shopaholic book series). It's different than the Shopaholic books, a bit more serious, but a good book on its own.
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It is by the same author as the Shopaholic Series. It was a good and an easy, light read.
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Great chick lit read - author is Sophie Kinsella writing under another name.
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This is by the same author of the Shopaholic Series under the pen name Sophie Kinsella. I enjoyed it. It is a little more grown up than Shopaholic books!
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A wonderful look at the complexity of life.
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Romance, but with a chicklit aftertaste. I kept picturing Jaime Murray as Roxanne, and sometimes I'd think of Maggie as the Miranda character from the Sex & the City TV series. (Madeleine Wickham writes the Shopaholic books under the name Sophie Kinsella.)
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This is such a cute story!
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I loved this book. Although I am a fan of the "shopaholic" books, I thought that the characters in this book were more "real" than the "shopaholic." Maybe because I am not a shopper. I do enjoy the "shopaholic" books, but I loved this book.

I enjoy reading books that deal with friendships and how these relationships ebb and flow over time and through different circumstances. I especially like books that have "real" characters that face real situations.

The mother character, Maggie, went through many of the same things that I did as a first time mom, so it was great to see that "real" mom versus the "sugary-sweet" characters that gloss over what being a first time mother can really be like. Jennifer Weiner's books are also like this, so add Wickham to the list of authors that can portray real characters. I highly recommend this book!!
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This is another name for the author Sophie Kinsella. This is by no means as good as Undomestic Goddess. I had a hard time getting into the story.
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Great book. Not as "funny" as the shopoholic series... more depth. Explores the ups and downs of friendships, and the emotions of a new mother.
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I enjoyed this quick read book. I think it has something everyone can realte to. My cover is different than the one shown in the picture. Mine is a aqua color with a champagne bottle, a champagne glass and sunglasses drawn on the cover. I believe mine is the American release and the above may have been the UK release.
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Very enjoyable story!
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Great book!
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Cute story. Took about 3 chapters to get into it but I really liked it. It was the story of 3 best friends. A nice, light read!
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Authors name is Madeleine Wickham who also wrote under the name Sophie Kinsella
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Hilarious. Ms. Wickham writes just as good of stories under her real name as she does her PEN name! Loved every minute of the book!
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This is by the same author(Sophie Kinsella) who wrote Shopaholic just this book was written under another name. Very enjoyable read.
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Very good book, lots of romance and suspense. I loved it
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Sophie Kinsella (Shopaholic series) actually wrote this book using a pen-name. It is a standard entry in the chick-lit genre, with 3 female characters. They are all friends until a chance encounter changes the dynamic of their friendship. It is a light, entertaining read. Great for a vacation when you don't want to think too much, but you do want to be entertained.
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Entertaining, real characters - engaging and well written.
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This book is written by Sophie Kinsella author of the Shopaholic Series.
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A fun chic lit read written by the author of the Shopaholic series, Sophie Kinsella. (Madeline Wickham is her real name). Althugh I loved the shopaholic books more (they're my favorite chic lit of all time), this was a great book and a fun read.
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This is one of my very favorite authors, she wrote the Shopaholic series. I highly recommend those as well as this book.
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Fun and light! I think I read this in a couple of days. I just loooove it!
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I found this book to be a lot slower than the Shopaholic books, but I have a feeling this was meant to be a little more serious than those. However, Madeline Wickham (also know under the pen name Sophie Kinsella) did an amazing job.
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A quick chick lit read by the author of the Shopaholic series -- not as funny as those books, but a good read nonetheless.
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I wasn't as happy with this book as I thought I would be. Love her other ones but this one seemed really flat. The characters just didn't seem to develope as well as they could have. Story dragged abit in spots but that just maybe me. Just didn't think it was up to her normal writing standard.
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Great book!
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Great Chic Read
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First book I have read under this alias but was
pretty much the same I really enjoy all of her books
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Fun summer read.
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At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new at The Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else that's going on in their lives. Or almost everything. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, each one will find her biggest secret revealed.

In Cocktails for Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.

Madeline Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written bestsellers including the Shopaholic series and The Undomestic Goddess.
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Cute read...nothing special, but cute
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Not as good as the shopaholic series but good.
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Also writes a Sophie Kinsella. Story about 3 women who meet the first of every month at a cocktail bar. Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover-a married man. Maggie: capable & high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with-motherhood. Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes-until a ghost from her past turns up.
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This is actually written by Sophie Kinsella, author of the Shopaholic books...before she took on a pen name.
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By the same author as Shopaholic Series, just under a different pen name.
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This is by Sophie Kinsella actually.
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Info from book jacket:
At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxane, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Here, they chat about what's new in the their lives and what's new at the Londoner, the glossy fashion magazine where they all work. But beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has something to hide: High-achiever Maggie is pregnant, and terrified at the prospect of becoming a mother; glamourous Roxanne is losing hope that her secret lover will leave his wife; and kindhearted Candice cannot escape the guilty secret that has pursued her since childhood.
When a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events, their lives quickly spin out of control and their friendship is stretched to the limit. Suddenly, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice must face their fears and troubles alone, and it is only a matter of time before one of them snaps...
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I have a different cover, but other than that it is the same. Great story about a friendship of 3 girls who at times have their differences but stick together through them.
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This is the correct book, but it has a different cover. Excellent condition.
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Mine has a different cover. Roxanne: glamorous, self-confident, with a secret lover---a married man. Maggie: capable and high-achieving, until she finds the one thing she can't cope with---motherhood. Candice: honest, decent, or so she believes---until a ghost from her past turns up. At the first of every month, when the office has reached its pinnacle of hysteria, Maggie, Roxanne, and Candice meet at London's swankiest bar for an evening of cocktails and gossip. Beneath the girl talk and the laughter, each of the three has a secret. And when a chance encounter at the cocktail bar sets in motion an extraordinry chain of events, each one will find her biggest secret revealed.