The Gatecrasher

The Gatecrasher

Book - 2007
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The Secret Is Out
Madeleine Wickham is Sophie Kinsella, and "The Gatecrasher "is just as delicious as her internationally bestselling Shopaholic series. Madeleine Wickham's bitingly funny and edgy style keeps fans coming back for more. So hold onto your haute couture hats, as you dive into the fantastic world of Wickham
Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny, as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats....if that's humanly possible. Beautiful, charming, and utterly irresistible, her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable. But behind Fleur's Harvey Nichols wardrobe, is a woman with a mysterious past.
Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour, and she swoops into his life like a designer-clad tornado. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate leaving chaos and excitement in her perfume-scented wake. Soon, more than one family member is suspicious of Fleur's true intentions. Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeves, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his lovable family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good and enjoying the ride of true love, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family. Fleur is thrown into a race against time to prove herself to Richard before it's too late. Can she trust her heart or will she cut ties and run away as fast as her Prada pumps can take her?
Take a wild and marvelous ride with "The Gatecrasher," whose clever, chic, and sassy style will leave you desperately wanting more wonderful Wickham
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007, c1998
Edition: 2nd St. Martin's Press ed. --
ISBN: 9780312361273
0312361270
Branch Call Number: FIC Wickh 3558
Characteristics: 296 p

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xzhang17
Jul 04, 2015

In an humorous romance novel full of dramatic irony, Madeleine Wickham has crafted another satisfying story. I could not put down this brilliant novel.

JewelMcLatchy Apr 04, 2013

My favourite by far of Madeleine Wickham's books. I was shocked and scandalised in turns by Fleur, but rooted for her throughout. Lambert was the other stand-out character, the type you just love to hate. Altogether satisfying read.

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blolo
Sep 24, 2012

this novel isn't funny, but it is sort of a delicious, guilty pleasure. full of endearing characters, and characters that you kinda love to hate or hate to love, it's easy to get caught up in the story and read in one or two sittings. not terribly original, but it doesn't end in a completely predictable manner either. a few loose ends are left behind.

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phungk
Jul 20, 2012

Fun easy read. Wish the ending wasn't so abrupt though.

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spintodebader
Jun 10, 2012

Very fun and entertaining book. Loved the development of the characters and loved the ending!

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Kenaia
Feb 15, 2011

I loved it! Quirky, funny, sweet, smart, sad... This book has a myriad of emotions that twist into an entertaining story. Readers will shout out loud at the stupid characters and want to shake the hand of the better ones. A must-read!

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Bells
Sep 22, 2009

My favourite Madeline Wickham book. An entertaining read.

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xzhang17
Jul 04, 2015

The unconventional protagonist Fleur Daxeny is beautiful, charming...and routinely attends the funerals of the wealthy as part of her get-rich-quick scheme. After establishing herself in the lives of the widowers, she makes out with what she can and swiftly moves onto the next man. During such an occasion, Fleur charms multimillionare Richard Favour. Their relationship soon progresses and before long they are living together, all while she offers her sincerest condolences about Richard's late wife. However, as she gets to know Richard, she finds it harder and harder to extract herself from his life. When Fleur's daughter shows up at Richard's mansion, things become complicated, fast. The conflict in the novel comes to a head when Fleur needs to decide the course of her future.

nadian Feb 01, 2008

Everything's coming up roses for Fleur Daxeny as she goes through more rich men than she does designer hats. Fleur is beautiful, charming and utterly irresistible, and her success at crashing funerals to find wealthy men is remarkable.
Fleur wastes no time in seducing her latest conquest, the handsome and rich widower Richard Favour, and she swoops into his life like a designer-clad tornado. His children are caught up in a whirlwind as their father's new girlfriend descends on the family estate, leaving chaos and excitement in her perfume-scented wake. Soon, more than one family member is suspicious of Fleur's true intentions.
Fleur is not one to wear her heart on her Chanel sleeve, but she soon finds herself embracing Richard and his lovable family. But just as Fleur contemplates jumping off the gold-digger train for good and enjoying the ride of true love, a long-buried secret from her past threatens to destroy her new family. Can she trust her hear or will she cut ties and run away as fast as her Prada pumps can take her.

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