Last week’s news that Shopaholic Becky Bloomwood is coming back this fall has chick lit fans in a frenzy. But did you know that author Sophie Kinsella also writes chick lit (of the slightly less fluffy variety) as Madeline Wickham? (Well, perhaps you do know, since her last few Wickham books have blatantly advertised that fact on their covers. But when this Dusty Book came out, who knew?)
In Cocktails for Three (2001), Candice, Maggie, and Roxanne are work pals who meet up in London for cocktails on the first of every month to discuss and dissect what’s going on in their lives. Roxanne is having a heated affair, Maggie is a new mom with a mean mother-in-law and distant husband, and Candice has a guilty secret. When scheming Heather enters the mix, the friendships are tested.
From Booklist‘s July 2001 review:
“Wickham writes a witty tale that goes beyond mere gossip, fashion, and fun; she provides a wickedly insightful look at the choices women make between career, children, and relationships.”