What a Girl Wants
Posted by Pam I am on 08/18/11
Silver Girl is the perfect book to read over a long summer weekend. This book touches on friendship, betrayal, romance and redemption -- all against the backdrop of beautiful Nantucket. Meredith Delinn is living a rich, privaledged life with her husband Freddy. Then her world comes crashing down when Freddy is convicted of running a ponzi scheme and cheating his investors out of billions. (ripped from the headlines of the Bernie Madoff scandal?) Alone, and in hiding, Meredith reaches out to her long lost childhood friend, Connie. Connie is also struggling alone as she recently lost her husband to cancer. Connie and Meredith spend the summer at Connie's house in Nantucket attempting to rebuild their lives. Slowly, the two learn how to embrace life again after loss. Hildebrand also ties in a little romance with an old flame and a new flame. There is a touch of mystery as Meredith has to help the feds recover some of Freddy's hidden money. If you want an easy, entertaining book, this is a good choice.
Posted by Pam I am on 08/05/11
When Julia finds an unexpected package of homemade Amish Friendship Bread on her doorstep she is not sure what to do. Included is a note that says, "I hope you enjoy it" and instructions on how to make the bread and instructions to pass on a bag of starter dough to three other people. Julia fulfills this request and passes it on. . . soon everyone in Avalon is baking Friendship Bread. As it makes its way through town the reader learns about life, love, friendship and the community.
Posted by Pam I am on 08/05/11
Don't miss Jennifer Weiner's latest novel. Weiner is a top author of the chick lit genre. In Then Came You, Weiner addresses topical issues like infertility and mixes it with her usual wit and humor.
Posted by Pam I am on 07/26/11
This is Chick Lit is a compilation of Short Stories written by a variety of notable authors of the Chick Lit genre. The short stories feature smart, funny, edgy, witty and entertaining protagonists. These stories tell tales of friendship, laughter, love and even death.
Posted by Pam I am on 07/22/11
Summer Rental is the perfect summer beach book. Three girlfriends in their mid-thirties take a month long vacation at a beach house in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Each woman has problem's of her own and hope that the vacation is just what they need. While at the beach house they meet Maryn, a woman on the run and looking for a place to hide. Mix in the attractive landlord, Ty, and you have the recipe for an interesting month. Pull up your own beach chair, this is a fun read.
Posted by Pam I am on 07/21/11
A group of woman gather at a dinner party to celebrate their friend, Kate's recovery from cancer. After having faced cancer Kate goes white water rafting. . . something she always feared. Now, Kate challenges her six friends to each do something they are afraid of. Kate even gets to pick the challenges herself. Each woman must promise to complete the challenge in the next year and face their own fears. This is a touching book by the author of the School of Essential Ingredients.
Posted by Pam I am on 07/01/11
Katie Johnson is a sought-after Baby Planner for the elite moms-to-be of San Francisco. But all the baby planning doesn't help with her own secret desire to have a baby of her own. This book is a light-hearted story into the crazy world of baby gadgets and playgroups. But, it is also addresses more issues like making marriage work, fears of parenthood and what makes a family.
Posted by Pam I am on 06/28/11
When Charlotte Figg's husband suddenly dies, she decides to buy a double-wide trailer, sight unseen, and move to Paradise Trailer Park with her dog Lucky. In Paradise she meets a quirky bunch of residents that quickly become her friends. With encouragement from her new friend, Rose Tattoo, she starts a women's softball team. Joyce Magnin weaves heartfelt stories and some deeper issues into this fun humorous novel. She is the author of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow, which was chosen as one of Library Journal's Best Christian Fiction Books of 2009.
Posted by Pam I am on 06/23/11
If you are looking for a funny, over-the-top, humorous summer read, this is a good choice. Tru Newman is an Upper East Side mom who finds herself with an out-of-work husband, an overbearing mother, and twin teen daughters. Tru and her best friend, Sienna hatch a plan to open an escort service with working girls over 40. Yikes!
Posted by Pam I am on 06/16/11
Meg Wolitzer takes a look at what happens when smart, educated women temporarily leave the work force to become stay-at-home moms. In this 2008 book, a group of New York friends are confronted with the past decade being defined by motherhood. Now, they must face how they got here, the choices they've made and where they go from here.