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Personal shopper Annie Valentine lives for her family and for fashion.

She is such a big personality she’s filled six books so far. Along the way she’s accumulated one loving (though often puzzled) husband, two more children (that makes four), a multi-millionairess Ukrainian best-friend, a fashion business, plus many, many more shoes and ‘investment’ handbags.

When that all falls apart, she grabs the chance to spend the The Annie books were written to entertain and to sweep you off on a designer-label sprinkled trip to Paris, Italy, New York, Knightsbridge, Mayfair and the special antique townhouse Annie and her family call home. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

A little retail therapy may go a long way, but there are some things personal shopper Annie Valentine really does not want the new man in her life to know about.

The price of her amazing new ‘investment’ handbag, and matching shoes obvs.

The fact that, unfortunately, she’s reached the limit on all her credit cards, and booked a ‘surprise!’ family holiday to Italy.

That, in fact, she’s planning to start a brand new retail business all of her own. And, yes, there are 500 imported accessories currently in storage in the spare room.

Personal shopper Annie Valentine is about to hit the big time: presenting a glamorous TV makeover series! But too late, Annie discovers this is TV on a shoestring. They’re paying her buttons and her budget is zip. Can she make do with Primark when all she wants is Prada?
While Annie performs miracles with the minimum, boyfriend Ed is left at home with one son (deeply green), one daughter (deeply teen) and one sexy, Russian blonde (don’t ask).
He’s not happy. He wants more together-time. He wants a dog. He may even want…a baby! But could non-stop, fame-seeking Annie ever handle that?

Annie Valentine has her own fashion show… on TV! But with success comes pressure: could she be at risk of being replaced?
To guarantee one unforgettable TV episode, Annie must whisk the crew off to Paris for a glamorous catwalk show. Can she impress Europe’s Most Stylish?
Back home, neglected boyfriend Ed is left juggling one dog, too many children, a dotty Granny and let’s not even mention the builders.
And why won’t Annie marry him?!

Personal Shopper Annie Valentine is living the dream right in the heart of Manhattan. Meanwhile, her daughter Lana is lost in the heat of first love, but has she fallen for a heart-breaker?

Back in London, Annie’s husband Ed faces a scandal at work and knows, in his heart, he needs Annie back.

What’s a girl to do when her true love is in London but her new love is New York? Does it have to be fashion or family, or can Annie Valentine have it all?

Annie Valentine’s beautifully dressed world feels as if it is falling apart – first, she’s lost her legendary sense of style, and now her daughter Lana seems to have become her worst enemy.

A trip to a luxurious Italian spa with her wealthy best friend, Svetlana, sounds like the perfect way to relax and try to forget her problems. But celery juice and Pilates can’t solve the disasters that are about to strike.
Can Annie rescue her passion for fashion?
And can mothers and daughters ever truly be friends?

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