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by Elizabeth Edwards

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Posted by Pam S on 12/20/10

Elizabeth Edwards lost her battle with cancer in early December and  it hit me hard emotionally that another good woman lost her life to this awful disease.  It seems unfair that she faced so many horrible things that most of us wouldn't wish on our worst enemies including losing her teenage son in a car accident, a cheating husband, and terminal cancer.  But, she fought it all and persevered with a sense of humility, grace and understanding. 

by Stacey Ballis

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Posted by Pam S on 12/16/10

 Chicklit.com has named this book their Book of the Year for 2010.  According to this website you will get completely hooked on this story of a woman who loses lots of weight only to see her husband leave her for her heavier best friend.  I want to kill him myself!!!
by Sophie Kinsella

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Posted by Pam S on 12/12/10

In Mini Shopoholic, the world's favorite economically challenged heroine is back . . . with a baby in tow . . .  This is the newest book in the series and will be sure to delight Shopoholic readers!

by Meg Cabot

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Posted by Pam S on 12/08/10

Most readers know Meg Cabot for her young adult series The Princess Diaries.  But, readers might also be interested in her adult fiction as well.  She has penned books such as Size 12 is Not Fat, Big Boned, Boy Meets Girl, The Boy Next Door, and She Went All the Way.  These books are entertaining and are well written with the same Meg Cabot style that readers loved with the Princess Diaries
by Kate Carlisle

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Posted by Pam S on 12/06/10

This is a cozy mystery literally for "book lovers".  Book expert  Brooklyn Wainright is attending an international Book Fair in Edinburgh Scotland  when trouble and murder seem to follow her.  At the book fair, Brooklyn meets up with her ex boyfriend to discuss an original copy of a very secret, potentially scandalous book and later that day, her ex boyfriend turns up dead.    First, Brooklyn is considered a suspect, but later is cleared.  Along the way, Brooklyn conducts her own investigation to clear her name and soon more bodies turn up dead. 

This light mystery takes place in Edinburgh Scotland so I loved the backdrop as well as some humor and romance sprinkled in.  A fun read for a light-hearted mystery fan.

Posted by Pam S on 12/06/10

According to Chicklitclub.com the top five Chick Lit authors to watch are

1)  Marian Keyes

2)  Sophie Kinsella

3)  Jane Green

4)  Jill Mansell

5) Jennifer Weiner

According to the Chicklit Club blog, these authors have consistently produced must-read chick lit and have a solid track record over at least three novels.  So, why not give one of these authors a try!

by Anita Shreve

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Posted by Pam S on 12/03/10

 The December issue of Book Page says, " "Anita Shreve has been called the queen of domestic drama and she does not dissapoint here."  In Rescue, Shreve addresses life themes of love, family, loss and relationships.  You can't help but be drawn in!  If you have read Anita Shreve books in the past, this one is not to be missed.

by Jen Lancaster

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Posted by Pam S on 12/02/10

Reading this book is like sitting down with a good friend and laughing about life on a girl's night!  Popular memoirist Jen Lancaster feels like she is that girlfriend that gets you roaring with laughter.  My Fair Lazy is her latest comical look at life.  In My Fair Lazy Jen seeks to achieve cultural enlightenment.  And, for her, this means turning the tide on her natural propensity for sloth and experiencing life with her twisted, comical, and witty viewpoints.  You may be familiar with this author's previous hilarious memoirs such as Pretty in Plaid, Such a Pretty Fat, and Bitter is the New Black

by Lisa Scottoline

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Posted by Pam S on 10/30/10

I was drawn to reading a Lisa Scottoline novel because of her reputation for writing bestsellers involving clever cases and dedicated characters who are street smart and likable. And Daddy’s Girldid not disappoint me. In this book, law professor, Nat Gecko, who is a year away from tenure is the unlikely heroine who is thrown into a murder mystery. At the beginning, she agrees to accompany her colleague, Angus Holt to the legal clinic at the Chester County Prison and a riot breaks out and a prisoner and a guard are killed. Nat barely escapes being assaulted by one of the inmates before a correctional officer whispers his dying words to Nat: “Tell my wife it’s under the floor.”
Nat tries to deliver this message to Ron’s wife, but her life is then threatened by those who don’t want her meddling in the situation any more than she already has. Eventually, Nat herself is accused of murder and must go on the run and try to solve the mystery herself. Nat finds herself in a series of well-plotted events that clearly point to her guilt and she must try to prove her innocence.
This is a fast-paced book that keeps the reader interested and hooks you from the start. If you want a heroine that you can root for and cheer on then this is a good choice for you. I will definitely read another Lisa Scottoline book.
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