Chick-Lit

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Imperfect Pairings

Rating: 5
The mystery, beauty and complexities of culture, family and love are revealed through the relationship between a seemingly mismatched American woman and an Italian man.
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Family Pieces

Rating: 5
There are two protagonists in this engrossing, touching story about family and secrets. First up is twenty-one-year-old Karsen Wood, whose fairytale world is falling apart.
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Someone Else’s Fairytale

Rating: 4.5
Chloe Winters is a 22-year-old senior and aspiring valedictorian at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque who is studying to be a forensic scientist.
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Sweetest Taboo: A Novel

Rating: 5
SWEETEST TABOO begins with a preface by Claire Stevens introducing the story that is to follow – the story of Isabel, Claire’s mother, as written in her diaries.
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Interview with a Jewish Vampire

Rating: 3.5
Rhoda is a 41-year-old Jewish journalist, who gets picked up by a Jeff Goldblum lookalike who wants her to write his life story.
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Lauren Takes Leave

Rating: 4
In this humorous tale, the protagonist is overwhelmed and under-appreciated by her husband, two children and job.
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Following My Toes

Rating: 4
Faith Emerson has some serious intuition. In fact, she thinks that she is psychic.
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Here, Home, Hope

Rating: 4
Author, Kaira Rouda has written a simple tale that touches on many complex issues so close to women; from self esteem to social pressure, from eating disorders to familial discord and the search for self fulfillment, with warmth and humor.
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November Surprise

Rating: 4
November Surprise revisits characters Lucy, Jack and Monty; who we first met in Osterkamp’s charming novella Campaign Promises.
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The Mothers of Country Day

Rating: 3.5
Torre Messina is a gifted 12 year old who earns a scholarship to a prestigious private school. But the shy and brilliant Torre does not fit in with his new classmates, who, aside from being older, are mostly children of economic privilege. He's not the only one.
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The City of Lost Secrets: A Mara Beltane Mystery

Rating: 3
Mara Beltane is rather successful chick literature novelist who has lost her direction and passion for her work, until she watches an investigative report about the burial tomb of Christ.
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The Girls' Guide to Dating Zombies

Rating: 4
When Hattie Cross, a magazine writer at The Daily Scoopage and author of The Girls’ Guide to Dating Zombies, researches a story and unwittingly uncovers a major story that could change the world as she knows it.
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Co-Opted

Rating: 4
At the onset of this appealing novel Francesca Wilson is a single, twenty-something Manhattan magazine journalist poised to launch an exciting life and waiting for “something big” to happen.
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Out, Out: A Novel of Women and Apes

Rating: 4
Deb Solomon, married and the mother of a two-year-old daughter, isn’t expecting her life to take any unusual turns when she lands a position as business manager of a Southern University primate lab outside of Atlanta.
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Blow Me

Rating: 5
Three single women in Los Angeles are looking for the perfect man; a man who can give them everything that is. Skylar, Dawn and Chloe want it all: fine dining, shopping trips galore, the best cars, amazing sex, even children; and they will go to great lengths to get all that they desire.
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Easy

Rating: 4.5
Jackie has made the unfortunate decision of following her high school boyfriend, Kennedy to the state school he chose, rather than follow her talents to the first rate music university programs she could have gotten into. Thinking that their love would last—or at least continue on campus, Jackie is blindsided when she is promptly dumped by Kennedy and left in a place that she isn’t sure she should even be.
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Milkshake

Rating: 4
Milkshake is a funny and insightful look at the issues of new motherhood and an eyebrow-raising spoof on political causes run amok.
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Ros

Rating: 2.5
Ros is the story of Marci Cramer and her race against time to save Ros, who has crash-landed her spaceship near Marci’s house. Add into the mix, Marci’s ex mother-in-law, a neurotic cat, a handsome government agent, and a die-hard alien hunter, and you have a wild, unconventional adventure filled with romance and intrigue.
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She Tells All

Rating: 2.5
Although Judah Lee Davis is no Dickens, Shakespeare or Fitzgerald, I doubt that any of those men could annotate the life of a nymphomaniac Southerner trying to find a man.
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Happily Ever Afton

Rating: 2.5
Afton Lanford plans to live happily ever after with her beau Jason. When she finds out that he is having an affair with her bridesmaid, she feigns a romance with Cooper Stewart Carrington III, a stranger on the street.
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Wife by Wednesday

Rating: 5
Rich, titled, and charming, Blake Harrison is in need of a wife by Wednesday, so he turns to Sam Elliot who isn’t the business man he expected. Instead, Blake is faced with Samantha Elliot, engaging and spunky with a voice men call 900 numbers to hear.
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Diary of a Mad Fat Girl

Rating: 4.5
Ace’s troubles start when her beach trip falls through. Before she knows what’s happening, the sarcastic protagonist of "Diary of a Mad Fat Girl" finds one friend ensnared in a sex scandal and another friend has them spying on her dirt-bag husband.
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Swallow

Rating: 3
In this well-paced, semi-autobiographical novel, the protagonist's journey of self-discovery threatens to destroy her perfectly mapped-out life as a sophisticated and successful New York attorney.
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If You’re Ever in Key West

Rating: 3.5
When Olivia, a 57 year-old Brit, is widowed by her American husband, she decides to move from New York to Key West, Florida. She considers herself content, until—on a visit to New York—a dashing attorney and a fellow Brit 15 years her junior falls head over heels in love with her.