chick lit

Jun 17, 2013

I happened upon this author when she came out with Forgotten late last year, and I enjoyed it enough to want to read some of her others. Arranged is a story about Anne Blythe, a writer who starts to question whether she’ll ever get married after the combination of ending a disastrous long-term relationship and her best friend getting engaged to a great guy. Love doesn’t seem possible until she finds a business card for what she thinks is a matchmaking service, appropriately called Blythe & Co. Thinking it’s a sign, she makes an appointment, where she finds out it’s actually a very discrete

Mar 5, 2010

Death by Latte by Linda GerberThis is a YA Mystery, is the second one in the Death series. The main character is Aphra Connolly a teenager who lives with her dad on a island.  Aphra goes to find her mother, Natalie, in Seattle, but what happens there is one big adventure. This is a fast-paced mystery with a flare of chick lit.

Feb 2, 2010

Fancy White Trash by Marjetta GeerlingThere were three reasons why I picked up Fancy White Trash. At first, the cover with a pink flamingo caught my attention and then I was intrigued by the title. When I found out that the book had been selected by the American Library Association's for their 2009 Best Books for Young Adults List and I made a decision to give it a try. As soon as I read the first couple pages, I was hooked.

This debut novel is a lighthearted and hilarious read. Fifteen-year-old Abby Savage is determined to find true love and especially not to repeat family's history of dating and getting pregnant. Therefore, she

First Frost

By Sarah Addison Allen
3
Rated by Octavia V.
Jul 29, 2015

The Waverley family, Claire and Sydney, both have the gift of helpful magic. They live in the charming town of Bascom, North Carolina where it’s autumn and as temperatures fall, everyone and everything grows restless and problems flourish.


Claire runs Waverley’s Candies out of her kitchen, making handcrafted confections. Business is so good she can’t keep up with demand on her own. When someone offers to buy the business, Claire is stuck in a quandary.


Sydney owns a successful hair salon and knows what hairstyle will look best on anyone. But she’s reluctant to fire a new hire who isn’t

May 18, 2020

For Lydia Bird, love can overcome anything, even death.  


When Lydia's fiance, Freddie Hunter, is tragically killed in a car accident she cannot imagine life moving on without him. Unable to sleep, her mum finds a doctor who is conducting trials on a new sleeping pill. This magical pink pill allows Lydia to fall asleep and jump back into her old life with Freddie. Her dream life with Freddie is continuing on without her.  


New things are happening to the couple and the people around them. Trying to juggle these two worlds is overwhelming and difficult at first. However, Lydia cannot

Twenties Girl

By Sophie Kinsella
4
Rated by Terri B.
Mar 16, 2018

Lara Lington fights going to her 105 year old great-aunt Sadie's funeral. Her life seems to be at a very low point and she just doesn't have the energy to attend the funeral of one she barely knows. She relents and goes, but shortly into the service she starts to see and hear her dead Aunt.  She is sure she is cracking up, when Sadie starts requesting Lara to follow her and help her find her necklace.  She has no time to follow a ghost around.  After all, she has to mend her failing business, and get her boyfriend back.  


Twenties Girl by Sophia Kinsella is a fun, enjoyable read.  If you

Feb 23, 2010

The best category I can come up with for this book is: chick lit with dogs. The heroine, Dawn, on the rebound from a bad relationship, struggling with a second bad relationship and in the process of stumbling into a good relationship (finally!), discovers one day that she can understand the speech of dogs. This leads to interesting complications. Her dogs are hilarious, if somewhat foul-mouthed. And they may be good judges of character but their relationship advice is, as she discovers, often suspect. Dogs simply have different priorities than humans.

The author, an Emmy Award-winning