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The sun was a dazzling white ball, shining brightly through the window, making Chloe’s tiny sitting room as hot as a roasting dish. As Chloe leaned closer to Bethany Bridges, she could feel a bead of sweat beneath her cotton dress, making its careless way down her backbone like a little beetle. She inserted a pin into a fold of heavy white silk, yanked the fabric hard against Bethany’s skin, and felt the girl take a panicky inward gasp.
It was too hot to work, thought Chloe, standing back and pushing tendrils of wispy fair hair off her forehead.
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Watch this video to hear Madeleine Wickham (a.k.a. Sophie Kinsella, the international bestselling author of the Shopaholic series) talk about her novel Sleeping Arrangements. In this author video, Wickham talks about why Sleeping Arrangements--out of all her books--has her favorite setting.
Listen to an audiobook excerpt from Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham (a.k.a. Sophie Kinsella), read by Katherine Kellgren. In this delightful novel from the bestselling author of the Shopaholic series, two families arrive at a villa in Spain for their respective vacations and receive a shock—it has been double-booked. An uneasy week of sharing begins, and tensions mount in the soaring heat. But the temperature isn't solely to blame: What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history—a
Praise for New York Times bestseller Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham:“Wickham (The Gatecrasher; also, the Shopaholic series as Sophie Kinsella) spins a delightful story of British families forced to spend their vacation together after a mutual friend promises them the same week in his Spanish villa… [She] does a bangup job of creating believable characters... Surprises abound as the plot unfolds, and the families begin to wonder whether their mutual friend made an innocent mistake in getting them together.” --Publishers Weekly
"...sure to please her many fans and gain her new ones."--Booklist"A rare breed of beach read that's breezy but doesn't wriggle out of difficult adult choices."--Entertainment Weekly
MADELEINE WICKHAM is the author of several novels, including A DESIRABLE RESIDENCE, SWIMMING POOL SUNDAY, and THE GATECRASHER. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series and, most recently, SHOPAHOLIC & BABY.