Cocktails for Three

Cocktails for Three

Book - 2001
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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 in 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; glamorous 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....In Cocktails For Three, Madeleine Wickham combines her trademark dark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale.AUTHORBIO: Madeleine Wickham was born in London in 1969. She was educated at King's Colllege and wrote her first novel, The Tennis Party, while working as a financial journalist.Since then she has written five more novels, including A Desirable Residence and The Gatecrasher.She lives in Surrey with her husband and two sons.
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2001, c2000
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312281922
0312281927
9780312349998
0312349998
Characteristics: 300 p. ; 22 cm

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blolo
Sep 18, 2012

Wickham knows pple aren't reading her to get a deep literary experience, so she keeps it light and it doesn't try to deliver anything but an easy read. Not the funniest chicklit I've ever read, but the characters were easy to care for (altho they're not very original) and it moved along at a good pace. Enjoyable.

JewelMcLatchy May 04, 2012

This was my first Wickham novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect after falling in love with her Shopaholic series (written under her other name). However, once I got used to the more serious tone, I really enjoyed the book. There are still some good laughs or chuckles, but it's a more grounded and realistic read. Just different a different style, not better or worse than the Sophie Kinsella novels, but still a good read.

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Bells
Jun 02, 2010

One of Wickham's better novels.

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dri
Aug 08, 2008

Two of three storylines were good. Great character development. The main storyline was a bit weak.

nadian Jun 21, 2008

The novel got off to a rocky start with some uncomfortable writing techniques. With a few slip ups along the way Madeleine Wickham found a solid routine to stick with. For me what made my rating as high as it is is the classic draw of a chick lit, the one that makes you mad when the author draws out the ending and laugh and smile at the relationships and witticisms.

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nadian Jun 18, 2009

Sexual Content: Short, minor descriptions of sexual scenes.

nadian Jun 18, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language used many times in the novel.

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nadian Jun 21, 2008

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.
-From back cover.

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