Getting Over Mr. Right

The cover blurb states: Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? If a pint of ice cream cheered you up and you were able to delete his number and start again, then you’re a weirdo and this book is not for you. After reviewing my break-ups, I decided that…

Life Skills

Many of us have guilty pleasure reads that we pull out every few years and reread; this is one of mine. The heroine is disagreeable, there are some problematic plot points, and the hero and heroine bicker for much of the book. But every few years I pull it out and reread it, getting sucked…

Nadia Knows Best

I freely admit that Ms. Mansell’s books just work for me. I love the combination of wit, humor, and absurdity that permeates her books. And, of course, with all that, she also blends in just enough angst to tug on your heartstrings. This book is no exception. Nadia Kinsella knows that you are supposed to…

Carrie Goes Off the Map

Authors of chick lit stories are often able to take more chances than traditional romance authors, such as allowing the hero and heroine to have multiple love interests before finding the right one. While I can’t say that it is my favorite plot device, it does add an element of unpredictability to stories, and that…

Liar Bird by Lisa Walker

Quirky, innovative, original, and unpredictable are just some of the words that come to mind when describing this new release by Lisa Walker. I was thoroughly charmed by these attributes – so much so that it joins my short list of Desert Isle Keepers. Developers working to put through a housing project on the edge…

To the Moon and Back

Anyone who believes that all chick lit is fluff will be surprised by this. The author tackles weighty subjects, including the death of a spouse and the effect of Alzheimers on a marriage. Such subjects could make for a depressing book, but thanks to the author’s skills, there were some genuine laugh-out-loud moments. More importantly,…

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