Lara has some problems in her life: the company that she’s started with her best friend is floundering, her boyfriend just broke up with her and her parents seem to think that she can’t do anything right. So when she’s at the funeral of her great aunt Sadie and suddenly there is a woman that looks like she’s straight out of the 20’s that only Lara can see, she starts to wonder if maybe she’s going slightly mad. The woman turns out to be the ghost of Sadie and she has one wish before she passes onto the afterlife, for Lara to help her find the necklace that has somehow been lost. Lara must agree to help because Sadie won’t go away until the necklace is found. What starts off for Lara as an irritation turns into a treasure hunt, not just to find the necklace but also to find out more about her great aunt. Soon Lara begins to wonder if Sadie isn’t just haunting her, maybe Sadie is really her guardian angel.
I’ve always been a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s books. In fact, Confessions of a Shopaholic was the very first chic lit book that I ever read! However, I’d read a few bad reviews from others bloggers about this book so I almost didn’t even bother. I will say I’m glad I picked it up. Is it the world’s best book ever? No. It was a little slow to start but once I got into it I did find myself really enjoying the characters, especially Sadie. And when I was nearing the end I got a little choked up! It’s certainly chic lit and while I’ll say it wasn’t my very favorite Sophie Kinsella novel I still did enjoy it a lot and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read.