Category Archives: Chick-Lit

Carpool Diem by Nancy Star

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 327 pages, 2008 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: While I never personally experienced having an over-the-top soccer mom, I witnessed a few through teammates when I was in grade school so this seemed like it could be a funny read. Synopsis: Annie Fleming is out of a job – but not […]

Because She Can by Bridie Clark

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 275 pages, 2007 Rating: 7/10 Reason for Reading: I liked the idea, but not the execution, of Lauren Weisberger’s The Devil Wears Prada, so I was hoping Clark would have better luck with the boss-from-hell story. Synopsis: After years of ups and downs, Claire Truman has nailed it: she has the […]

The Blonde Theory by Kristin Harmel

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 291 pages, 2007 Rating: 8/10 Reason for Reading: Chick-lit always comes through when I’m in a reading slump. Synopsis: Harper Roberts is smart, attractive, successful – and so, so single. Convinced that her success (she’s the youngest attorney at her firm to be made lawyer, and she’s got an amazing salary […]

The Continuity Girl by Leah McLaren

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 339 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: All these years of reading chick-lit and I’d never read an author from Toronto, my hometown – it practically seemed mandatory. Synopsis: Meredith Moore excels as a ‘continuity girl’ – the girl on film sets that makes sure each take fits in perfectly […]

It’s About Your Husband by Lauren Lipton

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 340 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It’s that weakness for chick-lit. Synopsis: Thirty-three-year-old Iris Hedge has left California for a dream job in New York City, only to lose it to ‘restructuring’ before she’s even settled in. Now she’s broke and stranded in a city where she barely knows […]

Miss Understanding by Stephanie Lessing

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 342 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I loved She’s Got Issues, and after having the opportunity to interview Stephanie Lessing last year it was a sure thing that I’d be reading her next book as soon as it came out. Synopsis: Renegade Zoe Rose is hardly the target audience […]

Anybody Out There? by Marian Keyes

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade, 593 pages, 2006 Rating: 10/10 Reason for Reading: I love Keyes – I’ve read all of her books except for Further Under the Duvet. Synopsis: Anna Walsh is in a terrible state – mentally beaten down and physically battered, all she wants to do is leave her parents in Ireland and […]

Goodbye, Jimmy Choo by Annie Sanders

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Trade (available in mass market), 408 pages, 2006 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: It looked like the perfect backyard-read for enjoying the weather. Synopsis: Izzie Stock figured that moving to the country would be great for her husband and herself – a relaxed pace of life to fit in with her boho […]

Beyond the Blonde by Kathleen Flynn-Hui

Reviewed by L.D.Y. Hardcover, 277 pages, 2005 Rating: 9/10 Reason for Reading: I’m a natural blonde that dyes her hair…blonde. So it just seemed appropriate, really. Synopsis: Georgia Watkins never wanted anything more than to join her mother’s small but popular salon in Weekeepeemie, New Hampshire, until she finds out that ‘small but popular’ doesn’t […]