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.

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.

Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden

Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden is not one of her best Chick Lit novels. For some reason it doesn’t give you the all happy feeling usually you get at end. I understand why there were too many low ratings for this British Chick Lit novel. Even from Wendy Holden fans. One thing everyone has agreed is this is not Wendy Holden’s best.

At a lavish wedding in a castle on a Scottish isle, Geri suggests that Anna hire on as a writer’s assistant to learn the nittygritty of novel writing that wasn’t covered at the university. She ends up working for the illtempered, anorexic, and social-climbing bestselling author Cassandra, unaware that hiring her as an underpaid assistant was a clever ploy to find a nanny for the demonic Zak. Meeting up with Geri again she discovers that the fashionably dressed, affluent-looking young woman is actually a nanny in search of a wealthy husband, hopefully an heir to a title. Then Anna runs into Jamie, a waiter, who turns out to actually be laird of the castle. After a whirlwind lowkey courtship, she agrees to marry him and moves to his aptly named Castle Dampie, and soon all the major players are reunited in one of romance’s most hilarious laughoutloud scenes.

It looks the characters are not developed enough to let you feel connected to them.  It has trade mark of chick lit novels and romantic comedies, happily-ever-after ending but in a twisted way. Its a OK book but not the best. What I can tell you is If you haven’t read Wendy Holdens novels before then don’t start with this book. Try Pastures Nouveaux or The Wives of Bath which are better than this one.

Filthy Rich by Wendy Holden

Filthy Rich by Wendy Holden is nice soft romantic comedy which everyone can enjoy. This is not a disastrously romantic novel which is full of tragic situations. So “men” can enjoy this chick lit novel as well as women.

The beautiful village of Allsop seems to offer shire bliss until mud and money collide in this hilarious tale|When Mary meets Monty, heir to a stately pile, happiness seems assured. But as the mansion crumbles, passion wanes along with the heating. Banker’s wife Beth swaps Notting Hill for weekends at a bijou cottage. They only offered a smidgeon over the asking price. So why don’t the locals like them? Eco-harridan Morag is the terror of the village, with her objections to everyone and everything. A ber-WAG Alexandra needs a footballer’s mansion and fast. mbitions clash when the village launches an allotment project and no one escapes the bitter struggle over sex, power and money which threatens to blight more than everyone’s carrots.

If you looking for some light reading to take your mind off from your busy life and relax your self then Filthy Rich is a great choice just like any other Wendy Holden novel. Whole story is simply hilarious. All couples going through various funny situations and single people, middle ago village priest having a crush on head mistress of village school. You are gonna laugh and have a great time till you reach end of the book. Also it has a happy ending so you ladies wouldn’t need to cry for those peoples sake !