Flawless by Tilly Bagshawe

A quick rundown… A fun chick-lit set in the diamond dealing business. Sex, romance, intrigue, goodies and baddies all in one. Strengths: Light and easy, a bit of conscience thrown in. Weaknesses: Some scenes are a little clichéd. Why I read it: I like chick lit by Ms Bagshawe. Pages: 400 Published: 2009 Publisher: Orion... Continue Reading →

Finding Mr Flood by Ciara Geraghty

In a nutshell… Dara's father walked out long ago. Now Dara's sister needs a kidney, Dara's going to find him. Strengths: Some interesting characters, a different idea for a chick lit book. Weaknesses: Some characters are a bit clichéd, alternately serious and comical. Why I read it: Enjoyed the author's other books. Pages: 480 Published:... Continue Reading →

What Women Want by Fanny Blake

In a nutshell… three older women dealing with a range of problems - will their friendship hold them together? Strengths: Well written characters with backbone. Weaknesses: The three stories don't come together until the very end. Why I read it: Given to me for review by PR (thank you). Pages: 432 Published: 2011 Publisher: Blue... Continue Reading →

Me and Miss M by Jemma Forte

Me and Miss M was an Australian Women’s Weekly Great Read earlier this year. A couple of chapters into this book I wondered what on earth their rationale was for this  typical chick lit fodder where the recently dumped single girl loses her job and then gets the job of her dreams as personal assistant... Continue Reading →

Homecoming by Cathy Kelly

Cathy Kelly is back on track in this latest heartwarming tale (is it just me or is she becoming more like Maeve Binchy as time goes on)? This is the type of book you can snuggle up with, a cup of tea and biscuits in one hand. It’s easy to read, the plot is interesting... Continue Reading →

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I have a love-hate relationship with Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood). She must be one of the most frustrating characters in chick lit fiction. She’s silly, selfish and runs off on the wildest tangents, getting herself into all sorts of trouble…yet I pick up the latest book in the Shopaholic series at the earliest opportunity. Why? Is... Continue Reading →

Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd

Australians probably would have heard about this book recently as it’s scarily prophetic. Shafted prime minister’s daughter writes a book about an Australian prime minister being ousted from office by his female colleague who then calls a snap election- it all reflects our recent political climate. But is Jessica Rudd cashing in on her father’s... Continue Reading →

The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson

(Excuse the light and the mess!) The Chocolate Run was another of my Borders Wheelock (Singapore) 3 for 2 purchases. With the Aussie dollar doing very well against the Singapore dollar at the time, how could I resist books at cheap prices? (Not to mention that Borders Wheelock is one of my favourite bookstores in... Continue Reading →

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