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.

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart

Homespun Bride by Jillian Hart a nice sweet clean romance about two people who are separated by outside circumstances.

Montana Territory in 1883 was a dangerous place–especially for a blind woman struggling to make her way through an early winter snowstorm. Undaunted, Noelle Kramer fought to remain independent. But then a runaway horse nearly plunged her into a rushing, ice-choked river, before a stranger’s strong, sure hand saved her from certain death.

And yet this was no stranger. Though she could not know it, her rescuer was rancher Thad McKaslin, the man who had once loved her more than life itself. Losing her had shaken all his most deeply held beliefs. Now he wondered if the return of this strong woman was a sign that somehow he could find his way home.

Truthfully speaking, I almost fell asleep reading this book.  The characters were repetitive and kind off obnoxious,  it was a bit tedious at the end. Homespun Bride i think one of those books that have a good plot but turn out not so interesting. Well the blindness of the leading female character adds a different twist. It is a clean cut and simple  Christian Romance. What i liked about this book is that the main characters actually addressed and talked about most of their issues instead of ignoring them. All in all an overall read.

For the Roses by Julie Garwood

For the Roses by Julie Garwood is the first in the series of the Claybornes Brides. For the Roses has it all, humor, emotions romance and even a bit of thrill. Once you start reading you’ll be unable to put it down until you finish it.

The lives of four street orphans suddenly change when they discover an abandoned baby in the  dumpster. Although just children themselves, these vagabonds adopt the baby, whom they name Mary Rose and become a most unlikely family, naming themselves The Claybornes. Longing for a fresh start, Adam, the eldest of the clan, inspires their migration out West where they eventually find the perfect site for the family homestead, promptly named RoseHill by their sister.
Trouble came to paradise in the one Lord Harrison Stanford MacDonald. Harrison comes to Montana to find the missing daughter of his employer, the powerful and rich Lord Elliott.  He finds her, all right, but she is lovely and sweet and he falls in love with her, which he doesn’t feel he deserves to do. Mary Rose has to find out her identity and survive the upheaval that Harrison brings to her and to her family. Torn between two very different ways of life, Mary Rose must make the most important decision of her young life – to find where her true home really lies.

I really loved reading this book, because unlike the traditional family this family is bound by love and trust by the most unlikeliest of the people. The relationships of these unconventional brothers and sister are what make  For the Roses a must read. However I felt that Eleanor’s character was wholly unnecessary. But I strongly recommend that fans of Julie Garwood to not watch the movie Rosehill based on this book For the Roses.The characters in the movie and those in the book are completely at odds. Reading the book is strongly recommended.

The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding

The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding is a romantic novel filled with emotions and dreams.

Events manager Sylvie Smith was planning the wedding of Candy one of her girlhood friends to Tom McFarlane. At the last minute the bride runs off with one of Sylvie’s employees, leaving Tom McFarlane jilted and not too happy about the number of bills that were piled up.And she has to meet with him to settle her fee.While meeting for the last time things really heat up between them and they end up sleeping together.That night of passion results in a pregnancy. Knowing he deserved to know, she penned a letter informing him, but also giving him an out.After several months of not hearing from him she writes him off. Then she gets into planning her dream wedding for a magazine with all proceeds going to charity which her mother founded.
Tom McFarlane is unaware  that the baby Sylvie was carrying was his own as he never got to read the letter due to his absence from London for the past several months. He reads about Sylvie’s pregnancy in a magazine and thinks that the wedding she is planning is for real.

The book The Bride’s Baby by Liz Fielding‘ was a sweet story with natural progression of the relationship and the way the two characters were connected. What I really liked was that Tom was understanding and supportive of Sylvie, even not knowing she was pregnant with his baby. there were a lot of misunderstanding between the two.I really liked the story but what I felt was that this was put in the wrong plot, it should have been under the misunderstanding instde of the baby plot. I think that was only the flaw.

Sweet Liar by Jude Deveraux

Sweet Liar is another book of the Taggert series by Jude Deveraux.
This story involves yet another spunky heroine in a formulaic romance.

Samantha Elliots father, in his will, has given the stipulation that she must move to New York in order to search for his mother (her grandmother) who disappeared when Sam was a baby.Samantha arrives in New York to honor her father’s will, which requires her to live there for a year.
Micheal Taggert is the landlord of the brownstone she moves into, her father has assigned to be her guardian and a handsome, outgoing man.Yet Mike could only get so far with her–when he tried to get closer, it was like running into a brick wall. But Mike wouldn’t give up. Michael agrees to help Samantha find her grandmother and she finds herself falling in love with him.

As usual Jude Deveraux has written a smart, funny ,heartwarming  story. Though I enjoyed reading Sweet Liar it at times left me frustrated. Even though the mystery was interesting there were a couple of things in the plot were I felt that it was getting lost. Also a couple of things like how can Sam’s grandfather could  have known that Samantha was his grandchild simply by the newspaper photo of Maxie holding her when she was a baby? What happened to Ornette? Did record producer take an interest in him? And what about Kane? Why did he have to test Sam after his family rejected his late wife when she couldn’t “tell the twins apart”?  well in spite of all these questions i really enjoyed reading Sweet Liar because the romance was great and It contains many lovely characters.And the most I liked it was The family helping each other when Micheal and Samantha needed them the most.