Chick Lit

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How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life

Mameve Medwed’s How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life gives a fresh spin to the Chick Lit genre, trading in high-end fashion shops and corporate offices for the flea markets of New England. I learned plenty about the antique world - more than I thought I would want to - and had a good time ...

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Undead and Uneasy

Betsy and Sinclair get married at the end of this book. I don’t think that counts as a spoiler as the last five books in this series have been building up to this point. And, if you’re like me, you probably wanted to know that before starting MaryJanice Davidson’s sixth book in her Betsy Taylo ...

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The Prada Paradox

Julie Kenner's previous two books in the Play. Survive. Win trilogy were non-stop action rides through New York City's shopping district on a deadly scavenger hunt. I wondered how the author would wrap up this series without repeating herself, but never doubt a good writer. In a case of "art imitati ...

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The Fortune Quilt

The Fortune Quilt has something for everyone: A sweet romance, snazzy chick-lit type heroine, and enough family and personal dilemma to satisfy the women’s fiction lovers out there. I’ve been a fan of Lani Diane Rich since picking up her debut novel, Time Off for Good Behavior. While I have love ...

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Shopaholic and Baby

Becky Bloomwood and I have always had a Love/Hate relationship. Since we were first introduced in Confessions of a Shopaholic, I can’t seem to shake the urge to call her up and see what life has thrown at her, even though we disagree on many different levels. So over the years, as someone would in ...

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Size 14 Is Not Fat Either

Size 14 Is Not Fat Either follows Size 12 Is Not Fat, Meg Cabot's chick lit/mystery hybrid. For those who have not read the first novel (which you needn't have done to enjoy this one), Heather Wells is a former teenage pop star who was dropped by her record company when she insisted on singing her o ...

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It Had To Be You

Periodically, I like to see if I can sum up a book in a single word – it's probably one of those weird quirks of a long-time reviewer. It Had to be You is a perfect candidate for the one word synopsis, and in this case the word is "innocuous." Not as bad as "debacle", not as good as "masterful." ...

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The School for Husbands

Back when Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus was published, my parents picked up a copy from the library and set about integrating its wisdom into our daily lives. Of course, with three daughters, Mars was somewhat outnumbered. While most of the book has faded from memory, some parts have stuck ...

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Little Lady, Big Apple

Little Lady, Big Apple is the sequel to last year's very enjoyable The Little Lady Agency. This one suffers a bit in comparison to the first, but overall it is still agreeable. Melissa Romney-Jones is coasting along enjoying the dual successes of her business (she organizes the l ...

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If the Shoe Fits

It’s always a pleasant surprise when a book that you though wouldn’t exactly be your cup of tea turns out to be very enjoyable. If the Shoe Fits featured many elements I normally detest, yet as the last page was turned, I found myself smiling and giving that small sigh of contentment due to fini ...