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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Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham. Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham. Madeleine Wickham, who writes the internationally bestselling Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella, has penned an irresistibly dishy and entertaining novel about three savvy young women and the secrets they share over monthly drinks. Here, they yhree about what’s new at The Londonerthe glossy fashion magazine where they all work, and everything else thfee going on in their lives.

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 their biggest secret revealed. In Cocktails for ThreeMadeleine Wickham combines her trademark humor with remarkable insight to create an edgy, romantic tale of secrets, strangers, and a splash of scandal.

Paperbackpages. Published March 7th by Griffin first published To see what your friends thought cicktails this book, please sign up. To ask other readers wicckham about Cocktails for Threeplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Maggie Phillips, or Mrs. Once a month it was cocktail hour for the three besties.

They discussed everything except their well-guarded secrets. Life was like a well-shaken rose-tinted martini without the paper umbrella cocktaills. Colorful and good in its own splendor.

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The friendship was as true as the cocktail menu every month. The quality unquestionable, the satisfaction unrivaled. Like everything else in life, change was inevitable. Some changes can happen thrre.

Others, like lightning – all at once. An arrival, a departure and a deception crashed down on the secrets of the three friends before they could reach out for the next olive or the bowl of complimentary almonds on the bar table.

Maseleine suddenly the friendship took on a rather different color. Actually, the color of loneliness. The cocktails mysteriously became undrinkable. This is simply an entertaining, relaxing, heartfelt, great read.

Nothing about this tasteful tale of friendship, trust and loyalty bothered me. It’s a feel-good, decent all rounder. The wordsmith aickham it knows what she’s doing. View all 14 comments. Sep 07, Andrea Guy rated it it was ok Thrfe This is probably the most painful chicklit book Wickam ever read.

I’ve had it out from the library for over a month and I’m finally finished with it. This one was truly phoned in. Anyone that couldn’t guess what Heather is up to or about to be up to almost from the instant she wickha, introduced, isn’t paying attention to the story. Then there are the characters. None of them are what you call great people. M This is probably the most painful chicklit book I’ve ever read. Maggie is drinking while pregnant. Roxanne is sleeping with a married man.


It felt like Madeliene was trying to create some kind of Sex and the City type story with Cocktails for Three, but the end result was really not all that exciting. I was really hoping for something more glamorous, but that wasn’t to be found here.

If it weren’t such a quick read, once I convinced myself to go on reading it, it would have been truly miserable. I have to go and read a Harlequin to madelleine back the warm fuzzies I expected to get with this book. View all 3 comments.

Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham: a disappointingly light concoction

Mar 06, Kelly rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was just okay. Honestly, I love Madeleine Wickham when she writes as Sophie Kinsella because the books are light and they usually make me laugh. But this is the second go that I’ve had with Ccocktails Wickham and, even though logically I know it’s the same person, I just think that she loses some of her mojo when she’s not writing as Sophie Kinsella.

This book was a perfect example of that – she had three characters that were okay, but the front says tjree its “deliciously funny I’m getting really sick of this whole ‘three friends who meet for ,adeleine and are supposed to be best friends but really no one knows what’s going on in the other people’s lives’ schtick that some chicklit books have fallen into.

And even though I think Wickham was trying to go for the “oh, this is light and fluffy on the outside but look, these could be real women” aspect of things, I still felt like they were caricatures instead of characters. It was alright, but I don’t think I would read it a second time and it will be going maedleine the ‘for Goodwill’ pile.

Cocktails for Three

Sep 01, rebekah rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I picked this one up from my friend Dani new to goodreads the maeeleine on the cover proclaims the book to be “deliciously wicked and witty and funny” or something to that effect. Dani gave me her review before lending it out, “it’s not deliciously witty and funny but docktails pretty good. I am a fan of the Shopaholic books so I thought I would give this book a shot and as I am traveling I needed an easy plane read.

It was not as polished or funny actually I didn’t cokctails it all I picked this one up from my friend Dani new to goodreads the snippet on the cover proclaims the book to be “deliciously wicked and witty and funny” or something to that effect. It was not as polished or funny actually I didn’t find it all funny as the Shopaholic series and I wasn’t particularly invested in any of the characters although having been a victim of a psychopath myself once I identified with Candice, the wide eyed innocent but if you enjoy Kinsella’s work and want something a little darker, a little less well written, then this book is for you.


I am a huge fan of Madeleine Wickham…or rather, I should say that I am a huge fan of her when she writes under her pen name, Sophie Kinsella. It sat on my bookshelf for all this time because I just never felt in the mood for it, having heard mixed reviews about the stories Kinsella writes under her real name.

Well, Cocktails for Three is certainly a quick read, but it is also threr that has left me conflicted. They each have these flaws that are extremely difficult to look past and which I found pretty annoying: With all that said, somehow, I look back on the novel now and I feel like I enjoyed it. View all 5 comments. Mar 12, Ciara rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 15, Bhargavi Balachandran rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s no secret that i love Sophie Kinsella’s writing.

As a corollary, i assumed that i would like Madeleine Wickham’s writing as well. After all,it was by the same author. I wouldn’t say i was entirely right. The writing styles are as different as morning and night.

Whereas,Kinsella enthralls you with her witty writing, Madeline’s writing is more restrained and mature. I haven’t read any other Madeleine novel and might run the risk of over-generalizing. Cocktails for three is about the lives of 3 yo It’s no secret that i love Sophie Kinsella’s writing.

Cocktails for three is about the lives of 3 young madsleine women who work for a magazine in London and are best of friends.

Roxanne is a confident and gutsy young lady who has a secret lover whose identity nobody knows. Not even the other 2 girls.

Maggie is the capable editor of the magazine who finds it difficult to grapple with the issues of motherhood Candice is the quintessential trusting,generous blonde with a troubled past.

The trio meet regularly at a local bar to gossip and catch up with their lives. Their lives change when, unexpectedly Candice’s schoolmate turns up as a waitress at their favorite bar. The story is not exactly path breaking and is predictably tame. Each woman has a different ghost to conquer and as usual the story is about how the women get their act together at the end of it all. Can chick-lits have an ending other than a “happily ever after”?.

I was a little dissapointed with the typecasting related to names. Do all Roxanne’s have to be gutsy and spunky?. Similarly, do all Candice’s have to be blonde,unsuspecting innocent girls?.

The book didn’t make me gasp out of surprise at any point in the narrative. That is where i realized that the Kinsella name hung about this novel’s neck like a dead albatross.

This book was not meant to have crazy twists. It was turee to chronicle the journeys of 3 young women who were battling 3 different situations.