Chick-Lit

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Relax into a breezy beach read with SYLVIE WRITES A ROMANCE

Rating: 3
Sylvie Jacobsen is a 43-year-old accountant looking to fund her travel-writing passion by penning a cheesy romance novel.
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One woman's amorous journey turns into a life of motherhood in: BABY GIRL

Rating: 5
A whirlwind romance turns into life-changing decisions with the onset of an unplanned pregnancy.
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A tale of love, hate, and the power of forgiveness in: ONCE BROKEN

Rating: 5
An on again/off again relationship turns into a long-term love/hate situation when an unplanned pregnancy creates seemingly irreconcilable differences.
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A mother and daughter repeat a negative cycle in: ADDICTED TO LOVE

Rating: 2.5
This dramatic and surprising coming of age story full of family and betrayal follows the unfortunate life of Sally Smithfield from birth to middle-age.
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Lana Fray and the Grand Plan

Rating: 4
LANA FRAY AND THE GRAND PLAN follows a month in the life of a headstrong and witty reality TV producer in Los Angeles as she carries forward an eccentric plan to find the man of her dreams.
Desperate in DC
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Desperate in D.C.

Rating: 2.5
This humor book about “money, motherhood, and manners in the nation’s capital” describes 11 months – August through June, plus an epilogue with July – in the life of two women living in an upscale Washington, D.C. community called The Village.
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Life in Lemon Creek

Rating: 2.5
Lucy Rye is on the cusp of the big 4-0 and living on the lam. She flees the big city in an effort to hide from her main squeeze, Daniel – a colleague with a wife and children – and leaves behind an otherwise cushy life that includes a nice condo and a lucrative career. Tired and desperate, she shows up in the small town of Lemon Creek.
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The Rummy Club

Rating: 3.5
In her late thirties, Divya Kapoor runs into one of her successful friends, Priya. Priya promptly draws a reluctant Divya back into the quartet that formed when the girls were sophomores. The four women share and, at times, hide their troubles and joys after beginning a weekly rummy night.
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Silhouette of Sun

Rating: 4
This story of three strong and determined women—Constance Young, her daughter Anna, and granddaughter Paige—takes a variety of unexpected turns, and readers will be swiftly carried along as the characters struggle to sort out their hopes, dreams, and destinies.
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Kate's Escape from the Billable Hour

Rating: 5
A young, well-paid lawyer spontaneously quits her job and heads to Spain in search of happiness, where she discovers contentment with life comes from being true to herself and not those around her.
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The Holdout

Rating: 5
Robin Bricker is the youngest, and the only daughter, in a family of men raised by a single father. The least accomplished of her siblings, she applies for, and wins, a spot on The Holdout, a Survivoresque reality show. Just as the series begins its television run, Robin is called for jury duty.
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The Latecomer's Fan Club

Rating: 4
Everyone’s a protagonist in this Boston-based tale of relationships between men and women.
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Women's Work

Rating: 5
WOMEN’S WORK, on the surface, is the story about a post-World War III world where women have taken charge of trying to create a new society from the rubble around them. As one reads further, however, it evolves into an examination of male and female stereotypes.
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All the Difference

Rating: 4
In this suspenseful suburban mystery, author Kaira Rouda weaves the lives of a diverse cast of characters, including three women whose career and personal paths are intertwined.
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The Lady Leathernecks

Rating: 4
THE LADY LEATHERNECKS is a surprise – it’s not your usual chick lit in any sense of the term. The book’s about a Starbucks barista named Allyn Kend, a Marine Corps newbie, who defies the female military stereotype of the typical tough-as-nails, G.I. Jane-type.
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Obitchuary

Rating: 4
Penny Perkins is a "mild-mannered" newspaper reporter, who is tired of reporting on the gardening club and the school lunch menus. So when a position opens up at her paper for a creative, in-depth obituary writer, someone who can really get to the heart of a person's life, she applies, and gets the job.
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Project June Bug

Rating: 4.5
English teacher, Jenna Bianchi starts her new term with a new unruly student. As Jenna lays out a plan (that she names Project June Bug) to help Michael, she must battle administrative issues, differing peer opinions and a parent who is bent on destroying her teaching career.
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Being Anti-Social

Rating: 5
Leigh K. Cunningham’s BEING ANTI-SOCIAL is a delightful story with just the right mix of whimsy, sarcasm, a pinch of heartbreak and a smattering of Oscar Wilder wisdom.
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That Crazy Little Thing

Rating: 4
When Melanie's best friend, Donna is diagnosed with cancer, and reveals she gave up a baby for adoption thirty-five years ago; Melanie enlists her own teenage daughter's help to find Donna’s long lost baby boy.
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3 Bodies And a Biscotti

Rating: 4
There’s a serial killer on the loose. And Lexy Baker’s grandmother, Nans, could be the next victim.
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For Internal Use Only

Rating: 4.5
Kamm draws the reader into Chloe’s spinning world, keeping us guessing as to whether the epistolary lovers will ever make their relationship real. Though the lovers’ texts and emails get tedious at times, readers will be captivated by Chloe’s journey into her own heart.
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Watch Me Disappear

Rating: 4
A wry, entertaining portrayal of modern teenage life through the eyes of Lizzie Richards, a senior starting a new life at yet another school.
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Conquer Your Love

Rating: 3.5
Meeting Jett was like bad luck. Dangerous. Unpredictable. And better avoided. In his game, the stakes are high. But are they worth the risk?
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The Publicist

Rating: 4
The Publicist, by Christina George, tells the story of Kate Mitchell, a rising Manhattan public relations person.