Review: Looking For La La

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by Ellie Campbell
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Cathy is a stay-at-home mom (or mum since the book is set in the outskirts of London), who, like many before her and scores more to come after, is utterly bored with getting the kids off to school, cleaning the house before the housekeeper gets there, doing the shopping and all the other assorted mundane chores that encompass a stay-at-home mum’s days. When a mysterious postcard arrives through the mail slot containing a sweet nothing for Cathy’s husband Declan and signed “Love from La La,” Cathy is off and running in her quest to discover just who La La is.

As Cathy tries to find the person behind La La, a myriad of suspects emerge throughout the book. Continue reading Review: Looking For La La

Review: See Mommy Run

See Mommy Run
by Laura Kennedy
reviewed by Kelly Smith
Rating: 4 Stars
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Margie McDougal has had it. She’s reached her breaking point with her husband Mike who treats her like wallpaper and her teenage daughters, Kim and Molly, who treat her like she’s the enemy. Trapped in a dead-end job that was supposed to be temporary and a family life that’s devoid of every emotion except for anger, Margie packs her bags and runs away. Arriving in San Francisco with a couple of bucks and not a clue what to do next, Margie slowly rebuilds her life. Continue reading Review: See Mommy Run

Review: Something Blue

Something Blue
by Emily Giffin
reviewed by Kelly Smith

Darcy is pregnant with Marcus’ baby and although she can’t get over the betrayal by Rachel and Dex, she forges ahead with plans to marry Marcus who has, somewhat reluctantly, stepped up to the plate. But Marcus is no Dex and even Darcy can’t change who he is. Though Darcy seems to know that in her heart that Marcus is not the one for her, it shocks her when he tells her that he doesn’t want to marry her and that he doesn’t want to be a father. Truly on her own (her mother having written her off for the audacity of getting pregnant), Darcy makes the decision to move to London and stay with Ethan, a mutual friend of her and Rachel’s from elementary school. Continue reading Review: Something Blue

Review: Are You In The Mood?


Are You In The Mood?
by Stephanie Lehmann
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Camille, heroine of Are You in the Mood?, is a 30-something-year-old actress working off Broadway, living in NYC and trying to get her big break. She lives on her own in a tiny apartment, and is doing fine, but somehow knows that her life isn’t complete. She has just met a new guy named Daniel, a responsible, caring man, if a little on the boring side. Camille thinks she is happy with him, but not exceedingly so.

One night, an important critic from the NY Times sits in the audience of the play she is currently acting in. Continue reading Review: Are You In The Mood?

News: Sub-Genre Pages Finally Being Updated!

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Hey all! Great news – the Mom Lit (also known as Mommy Lit and Baby Lit) sub-genre page has finally been updated and redone. I’ve added new books, including several ebooks. Click here to check out the new page!

Please let me know if I’ve left any books out. I will be happy to add anything that is missing.

I’ll be working on some of the other sub-genre pages over the next few weeks as well, and will announce when they are redone and revamped.

UPDATE: The Bigger Girl/Dieting/Weight Lit and Anthologies pages have also finally been updated!

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Chick Lit NOOK Book Reads

I’ve noticed every time I visit BN.com (the Barnes & Noble website) that there are several great-sounding chick lit books that are ONLY available on the NOOK*.   Here are several that I’ve come across that sound like really fun reads… enjoy!

Please note that clicking on any of these books will take you to the book’s page on BN.com:

*After doing this post, I found out that a couple of these books are actually available in book format. Sorry for the confusion!

Review: Luscious Lemon

Luscious Lemon by Heather Swain is truly chick lit at its best. I found it be powerfully touching, exquisitely detailed and highly readable.

Lemon, the main heroine of the book, is strong, hard-working and an excellent cook. As a matter of fact, she owns her own restaurant in NYC and is trying (so far unsuccessfully) to turn the place into something profitable. Her devoted boyfriend is dropping marriage hints, but she just doesn’t have time or desire to settle down until she has made her restaurant into something spectactular. However, it soon becomes apparent that she is pregnant, but she is so busy that she doesn’t realize it right away. Continue reading Review: Luscious Lemon

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