Posts under ‘Chick Lit’

The War of the Wives by Tamar Cohen

Five words from the blurb: married, husband, dead, wives, battle I was sent a copy of this book by its publisher, but it was a review from Leeswammes Blog that pushed it straight to the top of my reading pile. I’m really pleased that Judith enthused about this book as it was an entertaining read. […]

Rendezvous – Esther Verhoef

 Translated from the Dutch by Alexander Smith Five words from the blurb: mother, life, unravels, tension, twists Iris is holding A Month of Dutch Literature on her blog. I wanted to join in, but had nothing to hand. I then spotted this book in a little independent book shop and was drawn towards the following […]

The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

 Winner of 2010 Costa Book Award for Fiction Five words from the blurb: Soho, birth, motherhood, women, connected. The Hand That First Held Mine has a dual narrative which follows two women who are separated by 50 years in time, but dealing with many of the same issues. The first thread follows Lexie, a 21-year-old girl, who […]

One Day – David Nicholls

I loved Starter for Ten and almost rushed out to read One Day when it was first published. I was stopped by a series of negative reviews and having read the book I now understand why. The two are very different and I think fans of one will be unlikely to love the other. One […]

Bad Karma – David Safier

 Translated from the German by John Brownjohn I receive lots of email pitches from publishers and authors asking if I’m able to review their books. Most are dull and uninspiring, so I was pleasantly surprised when I read the synopsis for Bad Karma. Perhaps it was because I’d had a glass or two of wine before […]

The Very Thought of You – Rosie Alison

  Short listed for Orange Prize 2010, Short listed for Amazon’s Rising Stars award 2009, Long listed for the RNA Romantic novel of the year 2010, Long listed for the Le Prince Maurice Prize for Literary Love Stories 2010 The Very Thought of You is set during WWII and follows eight-year-old Anna as she is evacuated […]