I Owe You One is another winner from bestselling author (and personal favorite of mine), Sophie Kinsella! I absolutely adored this book. I saw a little of myself within Fixie, connected with her character on a deep level, and loved the changes that happened in her life in the end. I was truly rooting for Fixie the whole way through and loved watching her progress from being a girl everyone walked all over to a woman who takes charge. If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella and have been reading her books since the beginning (like I have) then you will notice that this is a classic Kinsella novel. The author has a certain sparkle within her novels and it certainly hasn’t been dimmed! […]
Tag: British Chick Lit
The Great Escape is another laugh out loud novel from Charlotte Fallowfield! While it is part of the Dilbury Village series it can be read as a complete standalone. If you have read the first book; Never the Bride you will recognize some of the same scenes as the books take place around the same time (i.e. turdgate LOL). Anyway, I really enjoyed this one. It’s super cute, funny, and features my favorite secondary character from Never the Bride. Georgie’s love life had taken a turn for the worst when she found out her fiance was cheating on her with a local barmaid. So her and her BFF Abbie take a little trip to Mexico to drown their sorrows in booze and sunshine. Who cares if the […]
I am so glad I decided to pick up this series again because it has really gotten me out of a book slump! If you enjoy chick lit novels about hilarious and accident prone heroines and books that are a great escape from reality then I highly recommend reading the Clara Andrews series. For the next couple of weeks I plan to read this entire series as the books are fairly short and so much fun. I also want to mention that if you are a fan of the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella (I am re-reading the series this year because I loved it so much) this series is very close to it. While our Heroine Clara is not a shopaholic like Becky Bloomwood, […]
Unfortunately, this book didn’t work for me. While I love the way the author builds her characters up and makes them fun, this book was missing something. I think it’s the fact that I was unable to relate to the heroine for starters. There simply wasn’t enough background for her and I had trouble connecting with her. Even more, there was so much time passed in between chapters and I didn’t feel like I was able to be a part of the journey. How after so many years and so many “chance” meetings did these two NOT see how much they loved each other? It came off as unrealistic and downright frustrating. Finally, there was way too much going on in such a short book. […]
Clara Meets the Parents is the second book in the hilarious Clara Andrews series! If I were to compare this series to another it would definitely be the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. It just has those vibes, you know? Anyway, I liked this book a lot better then I liked the first. Perhaps it’s because Clara finally shows some growth. Or it could be because the books are finally growing on me. Either way, I really enjoyed reading this one and did so in one sitting. I found it to be laugh out loud funny and extremely relatable. This is especially true when it comes to meeting your significant others parents! If you are a chick lit lover and haven’t read this series yet […]
This is a sweet and charming novel and I really enjoyed being able to get reacquainted with Ellie, Joe, and the Teashop family. While I wish this book was much more holiday themed, I enjoyed it none the less and can certainly recommend it to fellow readers. For those who are wondering, this is the second book in the series and if interested, you should read The Cosy Teashop In the Castle prior to this one.
This book is FABULOUS! I won this book on twitter from the author (thank you!) and hadn’t had a chance to read it… Until now. AND OMG I am so glad I read this book. I am now officially hooked on all things Lindsey Kelk and I cannot WAIT to read more of her novels. This one in particular is LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY. It’s also sweet, fun, charming, and totally adorable. I loved the characters, the plot, and all the shenanigans that go on throughout the novel. And while I have never been in Maddie’s shoes before, I can totally relate to her character as I (like her) have a hard time saying no to people EVEN WHEN they have ridiculous expectations. Gah, I […]
I have been a fan of Lindsey Kelk’s work for a while now and have slowly been making my way through her novels. This one in particular has been sitting on my TBR shelf and kindle for a few months and I picked it up because of the GORGEOUS and FUN cover. I am so glad that I have actually gotten around to reading it. The Single Girl’s To-Do List is a breath of fresh air and pure chick like GOLD. It’s got a fantastic set of characters, a realistic and relatable plot, and a little bit of an unexpected romance to bring a smile to readers face. For those who aren’t too familiar with chick lit novels, I want to tell you the basic […]
Holly Martin always manages to put a smile on my face through her books. Sure, some of them follow the same pattern and the only difference is characters, but the places she takes me to makes it so that these similarities don’t matter. Her stories are uplifting, light, funny, heartfelt, and utterly charming. Her characters are delightful, a breath of fresh air, and downright adorable. And the sparkle of romance? Well, it may be fast, but is completely satisfying. If you are in the mood for a lighthearted chick lit novel, Holly Martin is a good “go to” author. Just like the other books I have read by her, this is a winner. So, what is The Holiday Cottage by the Sea about? Well, it’s […]
This book is everything I expect from a Holly Martin novel- cute, fun, romantic, and 100% sweet. I am never disappointed in her novels and don’t think I ever will be. If you have read her last release, you will notice that the characters from that book play a role in this one. This is an interconnected series of standalones. PS: I don’t have a lot to say about this one because it follows the same pattern as her other books so this is a mini review.