The Party Crasher

The Party Crasher

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Your Life comes a humorous and heartwarming novel about family, set against the backdrop of the most fabulous party you've ever snuck into.

It's been over two years since Effie's beloved parents got divorced, destroying the image of the happy, loving childhood she thought she had. Since then, she's become estranged from her father and embarked on a feud with his hot (and much younger) girlfriend, Krista. And now, more earth-shattering news: Greenoaks, the rambling Victorian country house Effie called home her whole life, has been sold.

When Krista decides to throw a grand "house cooling" party, Effie is originally left off the guest list--and then receives a last-minute "anti-invitation" (maybe it's because she called Krista a gold-digger, but Krista totally deserved it, and it was mostly a joke anyway). Effie declines, but then remembers a beloved childhood treasure is still hidden in the house. Her only chance to retrieve it is to break into Greenoaks while everyone is busy celebrating. As Effie sneaks around the house, hiding under tables and peeping through trapdoors, she realizes the secrets Greenoaks holds aren't just in the dusty passageways and hidden attics she grew up exploring. Watching how her sister, brother, and dad behave when they think no one is looking, Effie overhears conversations, makes discoveries, and begins to see her family in a new light. Then she runs into Joe--the love of her life, who long ago broke her heart, and who's still as handsome and funny as ever--and even more truths emerge.

But will Effie act on these revelations? Will she stay hidden or step out into the party and take her place with her family? And truthfully, what did she really come back to Greenoaks for? Over the course of one blowout party, Effie realizes that she must be honest with herself and confront her past before she'll ever be able to face her future.

Title:The Party Crasher
ISBN:9780593449172
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    The Party Crasher Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    All we need heartfelt, laugh out loud, smart, genuine, entertaining Sophie Kinsella book to see the life through a kaleidoscope! This book is a big win for me! I always have a great interest to read ...

  • Lucy

    Effie's life changed when she least expected. One minute she's enjoying her family's company while Christmas decorating and celebrating her father's birthday. The next minute, her parents announce the...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Thank you for the gifted book, Random House.The Shopaholic series and other early Kinsella books are pure comfort reading for me and have been so special. I remember when and where I read many of them...

  • Melissa (LifeFullyBooked)

    3.5 stars, rounded upThis was such a cute and touching book about a woman whose parents have split up late in life and her father's new girlfriend is throwing a "house cooling" party as they are selli...

  • Lisa

    This was a 5 star read for me, again this is a first read by Sophie Kinsella & it was drop dead laugh out loud fun book i really enjoyed it. The characters were quirky & entertaining especially Effie ...

  • Carrie

    While I haven’t read anywhere near all of Sophie Kinsella’s books I have read enough that when I saw The Party Crasher I knew I needed to read it. This one is of course a contemporary romance or c...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    3.5 rounded up to a 4. I went into this a little skeptical because I've never really quite gotten along with Sophie Kinsella's writing, but I gotta eat some crow on this one because it was a hoot! Not...

  • myo (myonna reads)

    this was fun and not just because i read everything in a british accent. the dysfunctional family trope means everything to me so honestly it was a ride. i loved the romance and the family drama. I li...

  • Sally Hanan

    I think this is my favorite Kinsella book so far because it's not as fluffy as most of her books, and I could totally see the main character doing everything based on her personality and life history....

  • Meagan (Meagansbookclub)

    Such a well composed family drama! The Party Crasher had Kinsella's trademark quirkiness, but it never tipped over into the "this is getting ridiculous" which many of her previous books have proven to...