All Time Faves: Chick Lit

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Women in their 20s and 30s may solve crimes or find love while discovering themselves in these fun, breezy reads.


If You Could See Me Now If You Could See Me Now
By Ahern, Cecelia
2006-01 - Hyperion Books
1401301878 Check our catalog


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In her third novel, the bestselling author of "PS, I Love You" introduces readers to two sisters at odds with each other, whose lives are about to change in ways they could never have dreamed of. Written with all the warmth and wit that fans have come to expect from Cecelia Ahern, "If You Could See Me Now" is a novel full of magic, heart, and surprising romance. …More

Deep Dish

Deep Dish
By Andrews, Mary Kay
2008-02 - Harperluxe
9780061468827 Check our catalog


Chef extraordinaire Gina Foxton doesn't expect anything to be handed to her on a platter. After years of hard work, the former runner-up Miss Teen Vidalia Onion is now the host of her own local Georgia public television show called "Fresh Start," and she's dating the show's producer.

But when her show gets canceled, and she catches her boyfriend in flagrante delicto with the boss's wife, Gina realizes that she's meant for bigger and better things. The Cooking Channel is looking for its next star, and Gina is certain that she fits the bill. Trouble is, the execs also have their eye on Mr. "Kill It and Grill It" Tate Moody, the star of a hunting, fishing, and cooking show called "Vittles." Tate is the ultimate man's man, with a dog named Moonpie and a penchant for flannel shirts. Little does Gina know, though, that she and Tate are soon to embark on the cook-off of their lives. …More

The Finishing Touches The Finishing Touches
By Browne, Hester
2009-06 - Pocket Books
9781416540076 Check our catalog


The author of the "New York Times"-bestselling Little Lady Agency novels delivers a hilarious and heartwarming work, featuring a young woman who sets out to transform a failing finishing school into a thriving real-life skills academy for young women. …More

Size 12 Is Not Fat: A Heather Wells Mystery

Size 12 Is Not Fat: A Heather Wells Mystery
By Cabot, Meg
2006-01 - Avon Books
0060525118 Check our catalog


The #1 "New York Times" bestselling author strikes gold once more with a new series featuring a pop star-turned-girl detective in a mystery that rocks. …More

Stupid and Contagious: Stupid and Contagious:
By Crane, Caprice
2006-05 - Warner Books
0446695726 Check our catalog


In this hilarious, romantic comedy, two twenty-something neighbors embark on a zany mission to meet the founder of Starbucks, and in doing so, find each other. …More

Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones's Diary
By Fielding, Helen
1998-07 - Viking Books
0670880728 Check our catalog


Bridget Jones's Diary charts a devastatingly self-aware, hilarious year in the life of a thirty-something Singleton. Here is the daily chronicle of her permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement - a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1 1/2 inches, visit the gym three times a week not merely to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and not fall for any of the following: misogynists, megalomaniacs, people with girlfriends or wives, emotional fuckwits, alcoholics, workaholics, chauvinists, or perverts. And learn to program the VCR. Bridget struggles to keep her life on an even keel - or at least afloat. Whenever her plans meet with disaster, as they invariably do, she manages to pick herself up, go out on the town, and tell herself it will be all right in the morning, when life will definitely be different this time. Bridget Jones's Diary will make you like yourself for precisely those things you're most ashamed of. …More

Second Chance Second Chance
By Green, Jane
2007-07 - Viking Books
0670038571 Check our catalog


A group of friends that hasnt seen one another in years is reunited through tragedy. Working through their grief together, they find that each of their lives is impacted in ways they could have never foreseen, in this story of friendship, family, and life coming full circle. …More


By Keyes, Marian
2002-05 - Avon a
9780060090364 Check our catalog


"February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated."

Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at.

She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise. …More

The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess
By Kinsella, Sophie
2005-07 - Dial Press
9780385338684 Check our catalog


Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer-and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope-and finds love-is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does...will she want it back? …More

A Date You Can't Refuse

A Date You Can't Refuse
By Kozak, Harley Jane
2009-03 - Broadway Books
9780385518031 Check our catalog


Serial dater and greeting-card artist Wollie Shelley goes undercover in a media-training company suspected of video piracy, but when a dead body appears on the company's property, she's caught up in a conspiracy that goes way beyond some stolen DVDs.
Wollie Shelley isn't happy about taking the job as a "social coach" at MediaRex, but the FBI makes her an offer she can't refuse. If she agrees to infiltrate the company, they'll guarantee that her schizophrenic brother will have a home at the federally subsidized halfway house he's come to love. So Wollie launches into teaching three foreign celebrities how to cope with the customs of Beverly Hills, improve their English, and become "Oprah"-ready. And when a coyote-chewed corpse appears in the MediaRex compound, Wollie realizes that her colleagues are concealing some serious secrets of their own. …More

Gucci Gucci Coo:

Gucci Gucci Coo:
By Margolis, Sue
2006-05 - Delta
0385338996 Check our catalog


From the "screamingly funny" ("USA Today") author of "Apocalipstick" and "Original Sin" comes her latest romp, packed with all the humor, fast-paced fun, and sexy storylines her fans have come to expect. …More

Being Committed

Being Committed
By Maxted, Anna
2005-08 - ReganBooks
0060096705 Check our catalog


A fabulous new novel from the bestselling author of Behaving Like Adults.
Hannah thinks you have to be absolutely nuts to want to get married. She's quite content with her life thank you very much -- her job as a private investigator for Hound Dog investigations, Jason, her boyfriend of ten years standing, and her relationship with her wonderful dad (pity her mum is such a disaster). Besides which, she's tried marriage once but she and Jack ended up divorced before she was 21: it was a bit much to ask a girl to stay faithful when she's scarcely out of her teens and the world of full of wonderful men.
So when the long-suffering Jason proposes, Hannah doesn't think twice about turning him down. But would she have said no if she'd known that only a month later Jason would be engaged to someone else? Is she really the emotional retard that Jason thinks she is? Maybe, just maybe, there's something in his theory that being committed means first coming to terms with your past.

Brimming with the warmth, perception and understanding that characterizes Anna Maxted's writing, Being Committed mixes heartache with humour and is perhaps her finest novel yet.…More

Bubbles Unbound Bubbles Unbound
By Strohmeyer, Sarah
2001-03 - Dutton Books
0525945806 Check our catalog


Bubbles Yablonsky knows there is more to life than doing hair in Lehigh, Pennsylvania. She goes back to school, enters journalism classes and gets a job at a local newspaper for on-the-job training. When Bubbles stumbles upon a crime scene on the way home from an assignment, she's suddenly up to her roots in a nasty murder investigation. This title is the debut novel in a new mystery series. …More

The Husband Habit The Husband Habit
By Valdes-Rodriguez, Alisa
2009-07 - St. Martin's Press
9780312537043 Check our catalog


From the author of the bestselling "The Dirty Girls Social Club" comes this work about a young chef who keeps falling for married men. …More

Best Friends Forever Best Friends Forever
By Weiner, Jennifer
2009-07 - Atria Books
9780743294294 Check our catalog


With her incomparable humor and heart, the author of the bestselling "Good in Bed" and "In Her Shoes" returns with a novel that depicts the nuances of female friendship. …More


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