Tuesday, 24 September 2013

MPOV: 40 Love (aka The Tennis Party)

Everyone wins this game of literary tennis, a comedy of manners about envy in which Wickham skewers the nouveau riche. At their country estate, Patrick Chance and his wife host a weekend tennis party. As four couples gather on the sunny terrace, it seems obvious who among them is succeeding, and who is falling behind. But by the end of the party, nothing will be quite as certain. While the couples’ children amuse themselves with pony rides and rehearsals for a play, the adults suffer a series of personal revelations and crises. Wickham’s nonstop action reveals at every turn that matters may not be as they seem, and in the end one thing is crystal clear: the weekend is about anything but tennis.

The above taken from Google books.

I understand that this was Madeleine's first book which explains the level and depth of the story. Honestly, it's not as good as the The Wedding Girl, a little slow paced and dull at times. Definitely preferred the Shopaholic series with good humour and interesting plots that made me laugh my heads off! The only plus point here was the ending as Madeleine tried to twist it a little but still turned out predictable in the end.

Rating: 5/10
Author: Madeleine Wickham (aka Sophie Kinsella)
Genre: Fiction, Contemporary Women

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