Chick Lit

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Bad Heir Day

Wendy Holden's comedy Bad Heir Day is a frothy romp guaranteed to keep a smile on your face and a chuckle never far away. My idea of a near perfect day on the beach would likely contain lots of sunshine and a book like this. For absolute perfection, I’d also need an ice cream and a better-develope ...

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Come Together

Whether you like Come Together will come down in large part to how much you like books like Bridget Jones' Diary and Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married. Like these books, Come Together features the trials and tribulations of modern-day London singletons trying to find their way toward couplehood, told ...

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Pink Slip

The casual bookstore browser who happens upon Pink Slip and buys it based on the back blurb is likely to be surprised. It begins with the words, "Lisa Diodetto's mother may be ready for her to get married but Lisa isn't" - and goes on to imply that the book is another Bridget Jones clone. Actually, ...

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The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing has been getting a lot of buzz in my neck of the woods, so I decided to give it a try. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. When the story begins, it seems as if it's going to be about the trials and tribulations of a single woman on the dating scene. After ...

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Watermelon

After reading the Desert Isle Keeper Review of the author's second novel, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, and reading the raves about Watermelon on our Reviews Message Board, I had high hopes for it. It's taken a few days of mulling the book over to figure out why I initially told my husband, "It ...

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Neurotica

The protagonist of Neurotica is British, jewish, and in her late 30's. As someone who fulfills two of those three categories, perhaps this story struck more of a chord with me than it would for those who are not familiar with jewish mothers or the Bay City Rollers. While I didn't catch all of the cu ...

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Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married

Move over, Bridget Jones! There's a new girl in town, and she's much more interesting than you are, and a lot funnier, to boot. Marian Keyes has created an unforgettable character and placed her in a hilarious, heartbreaking, and ultimately touching story about one young woman's search for love. ...

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Bridget Jones's Diary

Sometimes a book comes along that makes us take a real look at ourselves through the laughter. Until I read Bridget Jones's Diary, I never thought I would enjoy a book that is in diary form, much less give it Desert Isle Keeper status. Not only is it funny, it is autobiographical for any number of s ...