Review: Twenties Girl


Twenties Girl
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Kelly Smith
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When Lara Lington’s great-aunt Sadie passes away at the ripe old age of 105, her family puts in an obligatory appearance at her funeral. No family member has visited the old lady in decades and Lara, suffering from a break-up with her boyfriend, isn’t really sure why she’s there at all. It’s a good thing she was though, because Sadie appears to Lara in her full-on Roaring Twenties ghostly garb and demands that Lara find her necklace. Continue reading Review: Twenties Girl

New Chick Lit For April & May 2013

Hey everyone! Here are some new chick lit releases for April and May 2013.  Click on any book for a description.

  • Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
  • Back in the Game by Holly Chamberlin
  • Brave Hart by Kristofer Spyrou
  • Honey Pie by Donna Kauffman
  • My Big Fat Low Fat Wedding by Katya Starkey
  • No Strings Attached by Kate Angell
  • Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham
  • The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
  • Thinking of You by Jill Mansell
  • Dream City of Mine by Elyse Aldeman
  • Elizabeth The First Wife by Lian Dolan
  • Keep Your Friends Close & Your Co-workers Closer by Nadiyah Jones
  • Mom Of The Year by Denise Pischinger
  • Nancy’s Theory of Style by Marta Acosta
  • Nearly Natal by Kerry Taylor
  • She’s The One by Belle Rose

Please let me know if I’ve left any books out!

Review: I’ve Got Your Number


I’ve Got Your Number
by Sophie Kinsella
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reviewed by Rian Montgomery

Meet Poppy Wyatt. She’s about to marry the man of her dreams, but there is one major problem: she’s lost her engagement ring at a hotel where she is attending an event. It’s not just any ring, either – it’s her fiance’s family’s heirloom emerald engagement ring. A family that seems to disapprove of her, as well.

Poppy’s desperate search begins right at the start of the novel. Things get interesting when she finds a stranger’s phone in a garbage can at the hotel (since she manages to lose her own). She begins texting friends and family frantically, Continue reading Review: I’ve Got Your Number

Review: Can You Keep A Secret?


Can You Keep A Secret?
by Sophie Kinsella
reviewed by Rian Montgomery
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Sophie Kinsella is one of my absolute favorite authors of all time. I was excited when “Can You Keep a Secret?” came out. Somehow I knew that it would be as good as the Shopaholic series – and I was right! It was a fantastically funny and touching read.

The main character, Emma Corrigan, is your normal 25-year old and somewhat-insecure woman. She is trying to get a promotion at work, has a fantastic boyfriend, and is very happy with life, or so she thinks. On an extremely turbulent flight back from a business trip from Glasgow, Emma’s secrets unwillingly spill out to a total stranger next to her. Continue reading Review: Can You Keep A Secret?

Review: Shopaholic And Sister

I have to admit that the novels in the Shopaholic series are some of my absolute favorite chick lit books around. So, be aware that this review is based on the UK version of this book, since I couldn’t wait for it to be released in the USA and had bought it the moment it became available in the UK.

So here we are at book four. Becky is now happily married to Luke, is traveling around the world with him on an extended honeymoon, and still has a desire for shopping. However, after about nine months of schlepping around the world, they decide to return to reality. Overnight Luke turns from the hippie-like nomad he’d been on the honeymoon into his old business-like self again. Becky meanwhile can’t wait to get home and surprise everyone and share stories about their world travel. Continue reading Review: Shopaholic And Sister

Review: The Undomestic Goddess


Seriously? Sophie Kinsella is one of my FAVORITE AUTHORS ever. After five stellar novels by her, you could definitely say that I am a fan. She has a wonderful way of creating vivid, endearing characters that get into all sorts of mishaps. Her latest offering, The Undomestic Goddess, however, sort of disappointed me.

Meet Samantha Sweeting. A highly intelligent and workaholic attorney for a prestigious law firm, she is over-stressed and high-strung. Even during a spa treatment for her 29th birthday, she can’t bear to tear herself away from her blackberry or cell phone. About to be made partner at the firm, she is known for her competence and brains.

However, on the day she is supposed to have her partnership announced, she discovers she has made a huge error Continue reading Review: The Undomestic Goddess