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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 05:02:37 BDT
Bobby-pin says:
Try Fat Girls and Fairy Cakes by Sue Watson....Its her debut novel and I thought it was excellent, gave a bit more than your average chick lit. I understand her next one is not too far away so keep your eyes open for that one too. It is available on kindle.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 14:01:39 BDT
Hi Karon, have you read Lisa Jewell's new one Before I Met You? It was a good read, and quite different to her previous novels.
I also loved Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and I have preordered her new one which is out in a few weeks. I went on a bit of a chicklit binge earlier this year and read some Marian Keyes and Jenny Colgan. They are always a good read.

Posted on 10 Sep 2012 14:21:45 BDT
Betty Bloggs says:
Phillipa Ashley, Julie Cohen, Janet Gover, Kate Lace, Nell Dixon - all Little Black Dress authors.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 16:42:29 BDT
Try Love's Labours Lost - its a short story - not bad - it reads like a diary.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 16:43:16 BDT
I meant Love's Flavours Lost lol! It's by JS Thomson

Posted on 10 Sep 2012 16:44:16 BDT
Try Love's Flavours Lost by JS Thomson - not a bad read, it's a short story but reads like a diary of her experiences. 5 star

Posted on 10 Sep 2012 17:11:19 BDT
Ms Me says:
Try Mia by Freya Fluharty. A bit different, but fun.

Posted on 10 Sep 2012 19:54:02 BDT
R. webster says:
Unsticky by Sarra Manning, one of my favourites.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Sep 2012 23:26:35 BDT
Serena South says:
Emily Barr is brilliant. For lesser known but equally as good authors, Terry Tyler (have read 3 of hers) and another one I read called Can't Live Without by Joanne Phillips. And mandy Baggot is good too but the other one's I said are better.

I fancy those Tea books that that other woman said about too!

Posted on 11 Sep 2012 16:15:08 BDT
David Temple says:
An ex of mine said Harriet Evans is fantastic.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012 20:47:08 BDT
I Readalot says:
I second Before I Met You Karen, a bit more too it than the 'chick lit' tag would suggest.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Sep 2012 21:09:11 BDT
I agree - I think that the chick lit tag is a bit vague, as are all literary tags, but I just think everyone should read her books!

Posted on 13 Sep 2012 10:22:20 BDT
J D says:
my favourites are....
Catherine Alliott
Trisha Ashley
Victoria Clayton
Harriet Evans
and I second the person who suggested a revival of lace by Shirley Conran!

Posted on 16 Sep 2012 10:04:51 BDT
Janie says:
Read Build A Man, which wasn't bad. A little slow and predictable. Now I'm reading The Fall of the Misanthrope: I Bitch, therefore I am and halfway through already. Can't put it down! Laters................ :)

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Sep 2012 10:11:16 BDT
might I suggest my debut novel. It's a romantic comedy about relationships, friendships and careers with plenty of laughs too. It's called Never Go Back by Steven Vinacour.

Posted on 16 Sep 2012 20:00:56 BDT
Trace says:
lol I thought this thread was dead and buried long long ago! I'm gonna add veronica henry to the list. I'm currently reading The Long Weekend and absolutely loving it! Also will second Me Before You. I loved this book... I think this is the only book that's actually made me cry!

Posted on 8 Oct 2012 05:09:49 BDT
Bookworm says:
Recommend Jane costello - all the single ladies

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Oct 2012 11:48:18 BDT
I Readalot says:
Please take a look at 'The Important Announcement from'. Promo's of one's own books is only allowed in the MOA Forum and ignoring this rule is likely to annoy other posters.

Posted on 16 Oct 2012 16:05:59 BDT
Janie says:
I've almost finished Plain Jayne.

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 07:15:30 BDT
kittycat2000 says:
I don't think anyone has mentioned these (apologies if they have been listed)
Belinda Jones
Wendy Holden
Chrissie Manby
Carole Matthews
Fiona Walker
My top recommendation for laugh-out-loud humour with lots of romance has to be Jilly Cooper.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 12:37:51 BDT
Janie says:
Getting Over Mr Right is brilliant. I'd not read Chrissie Manby before, and have now added her to my long list of chick lit authors!

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 16:58:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Oct 2012 17:00:53 BDT
Jonny Cox says:
Not normally my genre but for something different you could try 'An Officer and a Gentlewoman' by Heloise Goodley. It's a memoir about a girl who left working in the City to join the army. It's not ChickLit as such but does give a first person account of a girl used to wearing heels having to cope with dirty boots. Or for something very different, but in the same context, try 'The Trouble With Girls' by Jonny Cox. It's LadLit, like Bridget Jones for blokes, and covers the problems of trying to find a girlfriend whilst serving in the army. A lot of bad language and sex, though.

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 11:33:57 GMT
Try this short novel Live by the Knife (S.P.Y Files); the first in an epic series of thrilling and entertaining novels about a young spy, fighting for her country, while keeping her identity a secret from everyone around her. It had a little of everything in it, Romance, Action, teenage journeys, and a fun narrative by the attitude-fueled spy.

Primarily a young adult novel, but apparently many adults are also finding it enjoyable as well!! :) Enjoy

Posted on 8 Dec 2012 13:51:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Dec 2012 13:52:13 GMT
Heide Goody says:
I just read Park Life by Katherine de Souza. Lovely

Posted on 9 Dec 2012 21:51:20 GMT
Laura Ginn says:
I loved You Had Me At Hello by Mhairi McFarlane - it made me laugh, cry and smile and was a really amazing book! You can read my review of it here: :)
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