Chick Lit

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Queen of Babble in the Big City

For me, Meg Cabot is a compulsively, addictively readable author. I can't seem to resist her books, whatever genre they are, whatever audience they are written for. Fortunately, she writes at a steady pace so there is always something new from her on the shelf. Queen of Babble in the Big City is t ...

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Remember Me?

Sophie Kinsella's newest book, Remember Me?, dangles from an interesting premise: What if you woke up tomorrow and everything that you didn't like about your life was transformed? In 2004 Lexi Smart had a crap job, a crap boyfriend, crap teeth, and a crap future. She was a bit pudgy, more than ...

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Me and Mr. Darcy

Within the space of a month, two chick lit novels appeared in which a modern young woman with Mr. Darcy as her romantic ideal goes on a trip to England inspired by Jane Austen’s novels and is made to test her ideals. Having enjoyed Austenland by Shannon Hale, I turned to Me and Mr. Darcy with grea ...

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Mommies Behaving Badly

Lately I've been interested in suburban-set fiction and romance. Whether it's too many years of seeing mostly small towns and big cities, or some sort of desire to see people "like me," I'm not sure. Mommies Behaving Badly is about a couple with three young children who move from Queens, New York to ...

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Undercover in High Heels

Undercover in High Heels is the third novel in a series about Maddie Granger, a 29-year-old shoe designer in Los Angeles. One good point of the novel is that you needn’t read the earlier installments to follow the basic plot. This is an independent story, with enough background information about t ...

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Austenland

When I first read about Shannon Hale’s Austenland, I was intrigued: An American travels to an English holiday resort where one can completely immerse oneself in the world of the Regency for a number of weeks. Being very fond of dressing up myself, and having some experience in Medieval-type role-p ...

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I Married a Pirate

Camilla, a British ex-pat currently living in poverty in the south of France with her twin sons, starts an email relationship with a Pirate that quickly turns into something that sounds like r(omance. He wants her to bring her sons down to the Caribbean, live on his boat, and let him take care of th ...

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The Sleeping Beauty Proposal

The Sleeping Beauty Proposal struck a chord with me, though (in reality) the heroine and I have very little in common. I think other single women might agree with me (though married women might vehemently disagree) but from the outside, getting married looks like a really good deal. For one thing, y ...

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Bidding For Love

I think I’ve read this book a couple of hundred times before. It just had a different name and author. A girl gets a chance at a new life, moves to a new town completely out of her orbit, makes friends and enemies, finds a guy to play with and a guy to fall in love with, all the while Discovering ...

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Real Vampires Live Large

Gloriana St. Clair is a girl after my own heart; strong, funny, and not afraid to let her sexuality shine through. Perhaps the fact that she is a 400 year old vampire makes all the difference. She is not a brooding character who wallows in self-pity because of what she has become. Instead she refres ...