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eBook She Who Shops ePub

by Joanne Skerrett

  • ISBN: 0758208553
  • Category: Womens Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Joanne Skerrett
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Kensington (June 7, 2005)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1964 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1327 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 221

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Joanne Skerrett has written a wonderfully suspenseful love story about a young woman who has a tendency to rush into relationships before she really gets to know the man. In addition, when things begin to go sour, she doesn't hesitate to blame herself. SHE WHO SHOPS is stunningly realistic and all of us have known someone like Weslee, or have even behaved this way ourselves.

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Books by Joanne Skerrett. Becoming a shopaholic. Books by Joanne Skerrett. Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation. Kensington publishing corp.

Who needs Prada when you've got brains, right? Wrong! With her GAP khakis and humble background, Weslee's no match for the wealthy New Englanders who seem to look at her like she's stepped out of a Sears catalog

Who needs Prada when you've got brains, right? Wrong! With her GAP khakis and humble background, Weslee's no match for the wealthy New Englanders who seem to look at her like she's stepped out of a Sears catalog. The women in Wes's new sphere treat shopping like a contact sport, and they never met a friend they didn't want to trash as soon as her back was turned. And the brothers will snub you for having skin that's a shade past café au lait or an accent that's one generation from Jamaica.

Weslee Dunster is one sister who has always been about the practical side, earning her way to Boston University through good, old-fashioned hard work. Weslee Dunster is one sister who has always been about the practical side, earning her way to Boston University through good, old-fashioned hard work. Who needs Prada when you've got brains, right?

by. Skerrett, Joanne.

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She Who Shops is her first novel, and she's currently working on her second, soon to be published by Strapless.

Praise for the novels of Joanne Skerrett"A powerful story with a strong and timely storyline. Nina Foxx, author of Just Short of Crazy on She Who Shops Joanne Skerrett is a former newspaper journalist. I highly recommend this one!" -Mary Monroe, author of God Don't Like Ugly on Sugar vs. Spice "An entertaining story of friendship, love, and romance. She lives in Philadelphia, where she is currently working on her fourth novel.

She Who Shops - ელწიგნი, რომლის ავტორ(ებ)ია: Joanne Skerrett. Joanne Skerrett lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is working on her next novel, which will be published in 2007. აიკითხეთ წიგნი Google Play Books-ის აპის მეშვეობით თქვენს კომპიუტერსა და Android ან iOS მოწყობილობაზე. ამოტვირთეთ ის, რათა შეძლოთ მისი ხაზგარეშე რეჟიმში წაკითხვა, ნაწყვეტების მონიშვნა, წიგნის სანიშნეების გამოყენება ან She Who Shops-ის კითხვისას ჩანაწერების გაკეთება.

Scarlett is a 1991 novel by Alexandra Ripley, written as a sequel to Margaret Mitchell's 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind. The book debuted on The New York Times bestsellers list, but both critics and fans of the original novel found Ripley's version to be inconsistent with the literary quality of Gone with the Wind. It was adapted as a television mini-series of the same title in 1994 starring Timothy Dalton as Rhett Butler and Joanne Whalley-Kilmer as Scarlett O'Hara.

Weslee Dunster, a practical, hard-working student attending Boston University on a scholarship, finds its difficult to fit in with the spoiled, wealthy New Englanders who look down on her clothes and her background, until spoiled party girl Lana Brown comes up with a scheme to give Wes a thorough makeover. A first novel. Original.

Comments

Use_Death Use_Death
First off let me say that I love chick lit and I love shopping so I figured I'd love this book. I was completely wrong. I couldn't relate to the main character of this book. She is an African-American Republican and her political views are mentioned frequently throughout the book in a very judgmental manner.

All of the characters are completely one dimensional to the point of being cartoonish. The rich characters are beautiful, selfish, mean and self centered the poor characters are average looking, upstanding, moral do-gooders who only think of others and improving the world. Real people are 3 dimensional- no one is all good or all bad- but the author would have you believe otherwise. Much of the book is spent on the main character feeling sorry for herself to the point that you want to tell her to just get over it and get on with her life.

I am amazed by the number of good reviews. They must have read a different book. I picked up this book expecting that was light and fun. This book is depressing and the plot is so formulaic I kept wondering if I had read it before. About 1/3rd of the way through I wanted to stop reading but I figured that it couldn't get any worse. I was wrong. The book ends abruptly with minimal resolution and I wish I had not wasted my money or time on this novel.
Nayatol Nayatol
I was hoping thias was a good book because I like dthe cover lol well its not! the book was boring and I love to read but I stopped after like 30 pages because I got bored. The book dragged and it seems this writer is trying to copy a style that didnt fit her very well I love girly books (like by shophie kinsella) and this was jus not gooD!
Danrad Danrad
The story line is very interesting. It's a good read but I wish it ended different. I at least wanted Weslee and William to get engaged. I think a part 2 would be good.
Мох Мох
Six months after her lover Michael, of five years, leaves her claiming he's too young to settle down, Weslee moves from Chicago to Boston to finish her MBA. She wants to put distance between her and Michael and give her heart a chance to heal. Among her new classmates is Lana, a wealthy young woman who loves to party. There are things about Lana that Weslee doesn't particularly care for, such as her sharp tongue and her snobbishness, but Lana introduces her to a whole new world that includes friends and up-scale parties on Martha's Vineyard. Lana also introduces Weslee to upscale dressing and shows her how to buy expensive, name brand clothing. As a result, Weslee becomes addicted to shopping.

Weslee meets several handsome men and one of them is Lana's cousin, Duncan. She also meets William, a friend of Lana's, and finds him attractive as well, but puts him on hold in favor of Duncan's charm, grace and good looks. In a very short time, she's head over heels in love and she begins to spend more and more money on clothes and shoes. Her carefully planned school budget takes a huge hit.

Joanne Skerrett has written a wonderfully suspenseful love story about a young woman who has a tendency to rush into relationships before she really gets to know the man. In addition, when things begin to go sour, she doesn't hesitate to blame herself. SHE WHO SHOPS is stunningly realistic and all of us have known someone like Weslee, or have even behaved this way ourselves. It is a book that can entice anyone who likes finger biting suspense.

Reviewed by alice Holman

of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
Dreladred Dreladred
Overall I found the book to be an interesting read. The story flowed well, however I found it to be a bit too cliche. Its the typical story about someone who gets caught up in a whirldwind and then must realize what things in life are really important. There are already a million stories out there along this vein and this is not unique in any way. The main twist is that this book attempts to delve further into the lives of the black upper middle class. I do question the author's actual experiences with the black upper class. she chose to develop the character of Lana along the lines of the typical rich, spoiled brat. While there are members of the black upper class that are like this, the author seems to have missed the ones who are equally as ambitious as the main character Weslee. I feel that the author;s unfair critique of the black upper class detracted some from the book which is why I gave it only three stars. Perhaps next time the author will come up with a more unique storyline besides what is already tried, tired, and true.
Getaianne Getaianne
Anyone who has ever moved to a new city and struggled to make friends and "fit in" would enjoy this new novel by Joanne Skerrett. Meet Weslee Dunster, an athletic and wickedly smart newcomer to Boston where she has decided to pursue her MBA at Boston University and begin a new life after a relationship falls apart. The conservative but down-to-earth Chicago/Caribbean girl befriends a high-strung, light-skinned wealthy spoiled classmate named Lana who introduces her to the in-crowd of Boston's upperly black social scene. The closer friends the pair become, the more Weslee starts spending her hard-earned savings on the latest Prada and chi-chi designer clothes at Boston's Newbury Street shops. Lana gives Weslee a much needed makeover, and in turn, changes Weslee for the better - or perhaps, worse. Skerrett beautifully weaves the history and charm of Boston's diverse neighborhoods and takes the reader to Martha's Vineyard for some social hobknobbing as well as Chicago's working-class immigrant neighborhoods. Lively, fun characters such as local reporter Sherry help anchor Weslee -spiritually and morally - and bring her back down from her compuslive out-of-control shop-a-thons to her homey, middle-class, Gap-clothes wearing roots. A fresh voice and fluid writing-style, this is a great debut by a new author.