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by Lyndsay Russell

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Posted by Pam S on 03/16/12

Sharon Plunkett has always been a Size 18 and has tried every diet known to man.  But, all this changes when she goes to Dr. Marvel's Miracle Weight clinic and miraculously life does a 180 degree turn.  Suddenly, it is "in" to be plus-sized and she becomes a famous model and celebrity.  This is great until things go dramatically wrong!  This book is a funny satrical look at our societie's obsession with weight. 
by Christina Hopkinson

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Posted by Pam S on 02/02/12

I grabbed this book just on the title alone!  I always have a pile of stuff at the bottom of stairs in my house!  This book is a humourous novel about a middle-aged mother of two young boys who finds herself frustrated with her life and more importantly her husband.  Here is a funny look at marriage, motherhood and a house full of clutter.
by Stephanie Stiles

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Posted by Pam S on 01/23/12

This is a good introduction to "mommy lit".  In Take It Like a Mom, Annie finds herself as a stay at home mom of a three year old with another baby on the way.  She used to be a high-powered lawyer who always wore the right thing.  Now, she can barely shower and put her hair in a ponytail before heading to the playground.  Annie navigates the sometimes funny, sometimes tough life of a stay at home mom.
by Isabelle LaFleche

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Posted by Pam S on 01/16/12

If you like Bridget Jones Diary or Sex In the City, then you should try J'adore New York.  Catherine Lambert is a lawyer in Paris who accepts a transfer to work in New York City.  Catherine is determined to handle the high pressure job, the glamour and glitz and find love. 
by Sophie Kinsella

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Posted by Pam S on 12/29/11

During this busy holiday season, if you want something light, funny and a "classic" chick lit book, then Can You Keep a Secret is a good choice.  It is an oldy but a goody (2004).  Emma Corrigan is a junior junior junior marketing representative for Panther Corporation and is flying home from a business trip.  There is turbulence in flight  and frightened Emma panics and tells her seatmate all her dirty little secrets in life.  When she shows up to work the next day everyone is bustling with the excitement of the CEO's impending  visit to their office.  Emma is shocked and mortified when the CEO turns out to be the seatmate she revealed her secrets to!!  The story goes from there. . .
by Beth Pattillo

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Posted by Pam S on 12/08/11

Emma Douglas has a seemingly perfectly "proper" life; good marriage, good job.  Until, she finds her husband in bed with another woman and she quits her job in the wake of the scandal.  Emma packs up and heads to England to nurse her wounds and to find the missing Jane Austen letters.  She then heads on a series of adventures across England as she looks for the secrets of Jane Austen's life and letters.
by Catherine Alliott

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Posted by Pam S on 12/01/11

If you want a light and funny read over the winter holidays this is a good book for you.  Imogen and her husband Alex find themselves leaving their London townhouse because of financial troubles.  They are offered a free cottage to live in . . . great, except it is owned by Alex's beautiful and rich ex girlfriend.  All sorts of craziness seems to come into this marriage.
by Shannon Hale

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Posted by Pam S on 11/25/11

Shannon Hale is a well known author of young adult novels, and has now created a romantic-comedy  novel for adult readers.  Becky Jack is a mormon housewife, pregnant with her fourth child.  She meets her celebrity "crush"  British actor Felix Callahan and soon Becky and Felix begin a relationship.  Although, the relationship is not an affair -- they happen to become best friends.  Becky's husband is not really concerned, although Becky and Felix forge a tight friendship and certainly explore male/female friendships.
by Madeleine Wickham

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Posted by Pam S on 11/14/11

If you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series you will like 40 Love --Madeline Wickam is Sophie Kinsella's pseudonym.  40 Love is being released in the U.S. but was originally published as The Tennis Party in the U.K. in 1995.  What starts out as a weekend tennis party for four couples reveals itself as more.  Throughout the weekend, pretenses disappear and couples lives are changed by what they learn of each other.   This book is both comedic and moving.
by Molly Jong-Fast

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Posted by Pam S on 11/09/11

Entertainment Weekly says "this book calls to mind both Gossip Girl and American Psycho."  Daisy, a Manhatten socialite, finds her cushy lifestyle in jeopardy when her husband job puts him in a bad place with the impending Wall Street collapse.  Daisy takes her future into her own hands, even if this means murdering those who get in her way.  This is a wicked, twisted, funny comedy/mystery.
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