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.

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan is another chick lit novel written by Sophie Kinsella. Its the 3rd book of  her Shopaholic series. If you read and like Sophie Kinsella‘s first 2 chick lit novels of this series, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot the you are gonna love this book too.  Becky Bloomwood strike back ! and this time she is in deep shit !  Shopaholic Takes Manhattan typical totally girlish chick lit novel. Ladies would enjoy this book loads more than men !

With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky’s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to pack light. But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he’s moving to New York for business—and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say “Prada sample sale,” Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury boutiques.

Surely it’s only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky’s bills miles away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan—but will she have to return it?

Every page is filled with Beckyisms, wise words on shopping that are hysterically funny. You can finish reading this lite novel in 24 hours and if you are a girls then you will laugh the whole time while reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.

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.

Take a Chance by Sarah Webb

Take a Chance by Sarah Webb is Chick Lit type romantic comedy. This is a light read with Relationship ups and downs, and the ubiquitous family secret slips out at the most inappropriate time. Also Love triangles, challenges to friendship and sisterly rows and all kind of things which usually in Chick Lit novels. This book has balance between romance and humor.

Abbafab’, the hugely popular Abba tribute band, are in trouble. Gemma Redden has just broken her ankle and finding a new singer to fill her white platform boots at such late notice isn’t going to be easy. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and the youngest Redden sister, Mia, reluctantly agrees to don the blonde wig and sky-blue hot pants. For Mia, a shy piano teacher who has felt third best all her life, this is her big chance to prove herself to her two older sisters, Gemma and Wendy. Meanwhile, Mia’s oldest friend, Alva Ryan, is having a life crisis of her own, Her builder boyfriend and all-round-good-guy, Sean Malone, has just walked out and this time he swears he’s not coming back. And Alva’s sister, Kerry, is having rather unusual problems of her own. Things come to a head when Wendy has a terrible accident. Because Wendy is harbouring a secret that could blow the band apart and devastate the close bond of the Redden sisters. But secrets have a way of coming out when you least expect them to. And sometimes even the best of sisters gets it horribly wrong.

Sarah Webb was a children’s bookseller for 12 years and now writes full-time. She is not so popular about Chick Lit novels but she has written several good light reading Chick Lit novels. Take a Chance is not one of the best Chick Lit novels but still its a compulsive and entertaining read.