Going Home by Harriet Evans

Going Home by Harriet Evans is a cool British chick lit novel.  It’s a simple novel but I have to say its pretty good.  It’s not one of the greatest Chick lit novels or one of the funniest chick lit novels but still you can enjoy the book without getting bored.

Twenty something Lizzy Walter is living the good life, working in London at a film–production company and visiting her family’s manor in the country whenever she wants a change. Until, still stung over her boyfriend’s betrayal, she arrives home for Christmas with her sister Jess and cousin Tom to discover that Keeper House must be sold to pay her adored, but unreliable, Uncle Mike’s debts. Her family seems to have accepted the loss of their ancestral home, but she is in denial, so that while they are planning her aunt Chin’s wedding and packing up the house, she sequesters herself in her London apartment and broods, using sex as a panacea but refusing to commit to any relationships.

Going Home is the first chick lit novel written by Harriet Evans but its very impressive for a first novel. I’m looking forward to read other books of Harriet Evans.

Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby

Girl Meets Ape by Chris Manby is pretty cool ChickLit novel. It’s not the best bur I think I enjoyed it. This is the only book I have read which written by Chris Manby. Its not those big comedy type chicklit novel but its more into light romance.

He’s the King of the Swingers. But she’s the Ice Queen. When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil. She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But, she may not have a job for much longer anyway – Prowdes is in big financial trouble. Salvation comes in the form of a TV documentary.

I think  its an average or below if I have to rate the book. But the storyline is nice and simple. I was not bored reading it. Girl Meets Ape is a British chicklit novel which you can finish in a day. I have to stay story didn’t keep thing moving like at beginning of the book. I think this might be the reason readers might simply grade the book as not so good novel. I can’t blame them for that.

The Wives of Bath by Wendy Holden

The Wives of Bath By Wendy Holden is nice chick lit novel which is bit different from usual chick lit novels. Usually we finds young single characters going through all kind of things in chick lit novels. But in Wives of Bath its about Young married couples having problems with their new born babies.

A tale of yummy mummies with flat brown tummies in the mother of all romantic comedies|Four parents-to-be seem ante-natally sorted. Flash Hugo and Amanda have booked a chic private clinic and royal maternity nurse. Right-on Jake and Alice want an all-natural home birth with whale music and tree-hugging nappies. But nothing goes quite to plan. Amanda finds motherhood less glam than the stars make it look and disappears back to her career. Which leaves Hugo with the child and without a clue what to do. Alice has problems too. Bringing up baby to Jake’s eco-fascist standards means home-made organic everything and a recycled cardboard cot. Will nappiness bring happiness to anybody? Not before bed hopping spouses, beastly bosses and bitchy nursery mothers have all done their dreadful worst…

The ending of The Wives of Bath is completely predictable but the story is enjoyable. Its not a typical Wendy Holden novel. The Wives of Bath is bit different type of story. But The Wives of Bath has everything a chick lit novel should have. It’s well written, funny, poignant, and captivating.

Secret Admirer by Amanda Lees

Secret Admirer is a chick lit type romantic novel which is written by Amanda Lees. Its a light novel which is good for those who like to read the whole thing in few hours.Its a average lite romance novel with a happy ending. No complicated things there but just a love triangle with a twist.

Delilah had imagined her life was complicated enough. After all, when you’re the owner of a struggling but sophisticated boutique that demands your constant attention and the manager of a hedonistic and occasionally snappish Australian sales assistant, you don’t have a great deal of time to brood about the state of your love life. But when an intriguing – and oddly fragrant – postcard from a secret admirer lands on your doormat, there’s no escaping the thrill of wondering who the mysterious scribbler might be…that is, until the man of your dreams saunters through the shop door and sends your heart into restless palpitation. But is he the enigmatic secret admirer, or merely a coincidental bearer of romantic tidings? Delilah’s passions are about to fly into overdrive, although there are the small matters of a shop named Decadence and an assistant named Twizzle to keep her feet on the ground.

First few captors of Secret Admirer boring. Fireworks started like in 8 or 9th captors. Then the story was smooth and lovely. You would read without stopping wanting to know what happens next. It has something more than a normal chick lit novel. End was bit too fast. I wish story is bit longer than that specially the ending. Anyone I want to check how other novels which are written by Amanda Lees.

Azur Like it by Wendy Holden

Azur Like It by Wendy Holden is another Chick Lit type Romantic Comedy. This book has the same old Wendy Holden formula, A mixture of wit, glamor, show biz sniping, romance and a happy ending. A light reading novel which is not up to usual Wendy Holden standards. The plot is kinda weak though I read the whole novel. It’s entertaining but not upto what Wendy holden fans expect from here.

Kate, a journalist in a small northern town, is fed up with covering black pudding championships for the Slackmucklethwaite Mercury and living with Mum, Dad and Gran in a semi called Wits End. When evil tycoon Peter Hardstone takes over the paper, slashes budgets and sacks staff, Kate’s career hits an all-time low. Gloom turns to glamour once Hardstone’s sexy son arrives to work on the Mercury. And when Kate’s sent with him to cover the glittering Cannes Film Festival, she can’t believe her luck. But it’s not all fun and games: behind the glitz and sunshine lies a dark mystery that is Kate’s most challenging newspaper assignment yet.

I like this Chick Lit novel though its not above average but it seems many of Wendy Holden fans have thought Azur Like it as quite bad book. Amazon is full of negative reviews of this novel. If you are new to Wendy Holden books then don’t give up just because this book. Make sure check her other books.