Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl


Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie—a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance—mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it. 

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from and about each other. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family. (Summary and book cover courtesy of


I like the “Shopaholic” series book a lot, but I have to say this if my favorite Sophie Kinsella.  For whatever reason, everything about the book resonated with me.  I believe I ultimately finished the book in two sittings; and then was quite upset when I had to come back to reality.

Sadie is extremely feisty and prompts Lara into defensive feistiness to protect her lifestyle!  The two of them spar themselves into friendship and Lara is all the better for it.  I enjoyed being transported to a different era and seeing the culture in the form of clothes, music and drinks.  I definitely found myself trying new things at the bar when I finished!  I’d highly recommend this as a fun beach read.

Rating: 5 stars!

Who should read it? Chick lit fans looking for something that will have you laughing out loud and transport you to a different era.