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Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Maggie, Roxanne and Candice, the heroines of Wickham’s latest Brit romp, are three successful women in their. All Books / Madeleine Wickham. share: Cocktails for Three. sophie’s introduction. “Three girls meet every month for cocktails, and this book follows their stories. Three women, smart and successful, working in the fast and furious world of magazines, A chance encounter in the cocktail bar sets in train an extraordinary set of She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham and.

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I did not see that one coming. It is kindhearted reporter Candice, however, who is in for serious trouble. Sam – Sam’s blog: Candice — honest, decent, or so she believes — how will she cope when a ghost from her past turns up?

Still, I worked it out pretty fast and had to rush to order a second copy which, thankfully, turned up with all pages intact before I was forced to write my own version of the missing scenes. Readers desiring a chatty, neatly told tale will be delighted by the author’s deft handling of character development and drama.

Writer Candice, guilty, gullible, gives job and flat room to crazy Heather, whose family collapsed after money lost to Candice’s swindling father ‘Good-Time Gordon”. One character is being taken advantage of by a girl she’s cockrails to help, and you can see where it’s all going — she’ll probably lose her job and friends coxktails of it. Feels more down to earth than some Cinderella gets the prince marketed in same niche. The plot gave me the feels of a lifetime movie. Candice Brewin, Roxanne Miller, and Maggie Phillips, who toil together in the editorial offices of an upscale magazine, the Londonermeet for drinks on the first of every month.


View all 14 comments. Fun read, wouldn’t necessarily recommend, but wouldn’t necessarily dissuade anybody from reading either. Some changes can happen gradually.

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham: a disappointingly light concoction

Candice had not yet mentioned rent to Heather — nor had Xocktails ever brought the subject up. View all 5 comments. None of us should ever feel Funny quips amid troubles.

All I really felt whilst reading this book is boredom. This was the first of those that I read, and it set me off to not really planning on reading anymore of her works. I liked it, then I didn’t because it was way too predictable, but now I like it again. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The best thing about this book was the writing nothing particularily jumps out at me for the positives.

I really like Sophie Kinsella, but this was my first book under Madeline Wickham. After all,it was by the same author. Post was not sent – check your email addresses!


I appreciated how each woman was at a different phase in her life and the problems each faced. Oh dear, how disappointing. Hints are plentiful “flash of hostility” p33, not dreams or prophecies, annoying.

COCKTAILS FOR THREE by Madeleine Wickham | Kirkus Reviews

It was the second one, Sleeping Arrangements, which put me right off. Candace, Maggie and Roxanne. Where she writes with spunk and wit, great humor and engaging characters as Kinsella, as Wickham feels less playful, more restraint and the characters are not as lively. I mean father ruining her life aside, bitch can get her own place. This book reminded me of my friends and I which is maybe why I loved it.

And also a bit more mystery to cocktai,s.

I like to care about characters and there’s nothing I like more than to cry or laugh whilst reading a book. In a predictable climax, Wickham delivers a nicely sewn up ending with each of the character’s problems resolved, although none all that happily. Jan 15, Bhargavi Balachandran rated it it was ok Shelves: