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Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham

Thomas Dunne Books

     Chloe needs a holiday. She's sick of making wedding dresses, her partner Philip has troubles at work, and the whole family wants a break. Her wealthy friend Gerard has offered the loan of his luxury villa in Spain--perfect.

     Hugh is not a happy man. His immaculate wife Amanda seems more interested in her new kitchen than in him, and he works so hard to pay for it, he barely has time for his children. Maybe he'll have a chance to bond with them on holiday. His old friend Gerard has lent them a luxury villa in Spain--perfect.

     Both families arrive at the villa and realize the awful truth--Gerard has double-booked. What no one else realizes is that Chloe and Hugh have a history; and as tensions rise within the two families, old passions resurface. It seems that Gerard's 'accidental' double booking may not be an accident after all...

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SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (Chapter One)

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 fo

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  • Madeleine Wickham on Sleeping Arrangements

    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.

  • Sleeping Arrangements by Madeleine Wickham--Audiobook Excerpt

    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

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Praise for Sleeping Arrangements

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


 
Praise for New York Times bestsellerThe Gatecrasher by Madeleine Wickham:

"Wickham creates memorable characters who are as unpredictable and multifaceted as they are stylish. Jolly fun."
--Publishers Weekly

"[A] witty and deeply biting novel of modern manners and morals."
--Library Journal

"[Wickham is] an observant and engaging storyteller."-
-Kirkus Reviews

"Wickham knows her characters well and the story never drags... an enjoyable read."
--Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Madeleine Wickham

  • 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.

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Sleeping Arrangements

Madeleine Wickham

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Thomas Dunne Books

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