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by Ahern, Cecelia

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Posted by Pam S on 06/09/11

Tamara Goodwin's life is turned upside down when the abrupt death of her father forces her and her mother to move in with her strange aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village outside of Dublin.  It is there that Tamara finds a leather bound book with no author or title -- but inside there are entries written in her handwriting.  These entries are dated for the following day and explain exactly how the next day will unfold.  This book questions what if you knew what tomorrow would bring?  Would you fix it?
by Deborah Rodriguez

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Posted by Pam S on 05/31/11

This is the debut fiction novel by the best selling author of the 2007 memoir Kabul Beauty School.
A Cup of Friendship centers around a coffee shop in Kabul owned by a spunky American named Sunny.  The coffee shop becomes a meeting place for many ex-pats in worn torn Afghanistan.   The Booklist review says, "Rodriguez weaves her tale of life, death, and marriage, relying heavily on that which is currently forbidden and taboo in Afghan society. Readers will appreciate in-depth, sensory descriptions of this oft-mentioned and faraway place that most have never seen."
by Teresa Medeiros

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Posted by Pam S on 05/19/11

This book is told almost entirely in 140-character tweets!  Abby_Donovan is an author who has a bad case of writers block when her  editor signs her up for a twitter account.  She soon starts tweeting with MarkBaynard and its a modern take on a classic tale of love!
by Hester Browne

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Posted by Pam S on 05/18/11

Evie Nicholson is an antiques appaiser who loves looking into the past.  She is called to Kettlesheer castle to appraise a castle full of artifacts and family heirlooms.  While there she meets Robert, the son of the current owner.  The relationship between Robert and Evie progresses along as friends . . .maybe more . . . as she learns more and more from the past. 
by Emily Giffin

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Posted by Pam S on 05/17/11

If you are a fan of Emily Giffin's books, do not miss Something Borrowed.  This is not a new book.  But, the movie is theaters now and does a great job of bringing this chick lit book to the big screen!
by O'Neal Barbara

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Posted by Pam S on 05/06/11

Barbara O'Neal is a Rita-award winning romance author and this book is certainly  more romance novel than a typical Chick Lit novel.  However, this book  will not disappoint.  This book explores the love of famil yand food and about creating your own second chances.  And, of course romance shows up when you least expect it to.
Tags:  romance
by Kate Racculia

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Posted by Pam S on 04/29/11

This is a highly recommended debut novel by Kate Racculia.  But, it is difficult to classify:  this is part coming of age story, part romance, part mystery, and  part literary women's fiction.  Lost in grief after his wife's death, Arthur follows a postcard he finds in a shoebox of his wife's keepsakes.  The postcard is addressed to a boardinghouse in New York.  There he finds Mona, the owner of the boardinghouse and her daughter.  From there all three learn more about each other and about life. 
by Nancy Martin

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Posted by Pam S on 04/26/11

Foxy Roxy is the first in the Roxy Abruzzo mystery series by Nancy Martin.  Roxy is a sexy, tough, Pittsburgh sleuth.  Some reviews say this series is a cross between Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and Lisa Scottoline's Bennie Rosato.
Tags:  Mystery
by Laurie Frankel

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Posted by Pam S on 04/22/11

This book offers a twist on what makes a family.  When Jill, a graduate student, finds herself both single and  pregnant , her two roommates, Janey and Katie agree to take on the adventure of parenting together with her.   This book is heartwarming and funny and shows how lives are changed by the bonds of nontraditional family.
by Sara Gruen

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Posted by Pam S on 04/20/11

Water For Elephants isn't a typical "Chick Lit" book but with movie stars Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon playing the main characters in the movie it fits the bill!  With the movie coming out you may want to read the book before seeing the film.  In Water For Elephants Gruen transports the reader to post-depression era where Jacob joins the circus and finds a bizarre world filled with beauty, cruelty, love, hatred and more.  It will be interesting to see how the movie compares to the book.  For a sneak peak, here is the movie trailer . . .
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