A Desirable Residence: A Novel of Love and Real Estate
|Rating||:||4.23 (557 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||426 Pages|
All rights reserved. Ginny, meanwhile, pins her hopes on would-be actor Piers getting a part in a soap opera, and Jonathan is put on a pedestal by Marcus's wife, Anthea. It all comes to a head at a party Ginny throws on the eve of Piers's big audition. Self-centered Liz Chambers, bored with her job and under a mountain of debt, frequently lashes out at her even-tempered husband, Jonathan, and begins an affair with wealthy realtor Marcus Witherstone, who proposes that Liz and Jonathan rent their unsold house to a young couple, Ginny and Piers Prentice, with whom Liz and Jonathan's sullen teenage daughter, Alice, strikes up an unexpected friendship. Marcus begins regretting a shady business deal that could land him in huge trouble, and as Liz grows more delusional, Ginny becomes more worried and desperate, and Anthea more unforgiving and relentles
Interesting book and great light read Interesting book and great light read. Gave it Interesting book and great light read Chaya Interesting book and great light read. Gave it 4 stars only because i am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham's work and this was not as good of a book as her Shopaholic series. stars only because i am a big fan of Sophie Kinsella/Madeline Wickham's work and this was not as good of a book as her Shopaholic series. D. Bell said Not as Good as Kinsella. I love Sophie Kinsella, so I decided to read all the Wickham books as well. I'm a little sorry I read this one (which I think was her first). I found most of the characters at best unpleasant and at worst reprehensible. Only Jonathan had any decency and deserved better than an adulterous wife who "deserved" her affa. Patricia Kay said Lots of fun. This was a great read, well worth the money I spent, which I can't say for every book I buy. I wish this author had more available, because this is the kind of book I like to take on trips. It has interesting characters, a compelling story line that moves along quickly, intelligent writing, and lots of charm.
Everyone is tangled up with everyone else, and in the most awkward possible way. 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. From the author of the sensational bestselling Sophie Kinsella novels and the New York Times bestsellers The Wedding Girl and Sleeping Arrangements, comes a wicked come