Tag-arkiv: chick-lit

#35 Where the Light Gets In (Lucy Dillon)

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Where The Light Gets In by Lucy Dillon, read by Karen Cass.

 The inspiring, life-enhancing and evocative new novel from the bestselling author of A Hundred Pieces of Me and All I Ever Wanted . ‘No one tugs at the heartstrings quite like Lucy Dillon’ Red magazine

 ‘You know those cracks in your heart, Lorna, where things didn’t work out, but you picked yourself up and carried on? That’s where the fear gets out. And where the light gets in.’

It was Betty, defiant to the end, who sent Lorna back to Longhampton. If Lorna’s learned one thing from Betty it’s that courage is something you paint on like red lipstick, even when you’re panicking inside. And right now, with the keys to the town’s gallery in her hand, Lorna feels about as courageous as Betty’s anxious little dachshund, trembling beside her.

Lorna’s come home to Longhampton to fulfil a long-held dream, but she knows, deep down, there are ghosts she needs to lay to rest first. This is where her tight-knit family shattered into silent pieces. It’s where her unspoken fears about herself took root and where her own secret, complicated love began. It’s not exactly a fresh start.

But as Lorna – and the little dog – tentatively open their cracked hearts to old friends and new ones, facing hard truths and fresh promises, something surprisingly beautiful begins to grow around the gallery, something so inspirational even Lorna couldn’t have predicted the light it lets into her world . . .

#33 Conditional Love (Cathy Bramley)

Conditional Love

Liiiidt meget sødsuppe og ikke så meget indhold, men det er jo også chick-lit… ?

Kort om bogen fra mofibo.com:
What surprises might life have in store for you? A takeaway, TV and tea with two sugars is about as exciting as it gets for thirty-something Sophie Stone. Sophie’s life is safe and predictable, which is just the way she likes it, thank you very much. But when a mysterious benefactor leaves her an inheritance, Sophie has to accept that change is afoot. There is one big catch: in order to inherit, Sophie must agree to meet the father she has never seen. Saying ‘yes’ means the chance to build her own dream home, but she’ll also have to face the past and hear some uncomfortable truths…

With interference from an evil boss, warring parents, an unreliable boyfriend and an architect who puts his foot in it every time he opens his mouth, will Sophie be able to build a future on her own terms – and maybe even find love along the way? A totally charming, modern love story for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

#26 Wickham Hall (Cathy Bramley)

Wickham Hall
Oh well.. sådan OK, men mistede ind imellem tråden, så det har taget mig et par måneder at få denne lydbog hørt færdig – og det er jo nok et tegn på, at den ikke var VIIIIILDT engagerende ;o)

Kort om bogen fra mofibo.com:
Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home.

As Holly falls in love with the busy world of Wickham Hall – from family weddings to summer festivals, firework displays and Christmas grottos – she also finds a place in her heart for her friendly (if unusual) colleagues. But life isn’t as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those have their complications…). Can Holly learn to let go and live in the moment? After all, that’s when the magic happens… A charming and romantic story certain to make you smile – perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

#12 Recipe for Love (Katie Fforde)

Efter en ordentlig omgang katedralbyggeri med Jordens søjler og virkelig mange ens historier fra det svenske (Camilla Läckberg) valgte jeg denne gang at hoppe til noget letfordøjeligt chick-lit :oD Den var ok, men liiiige lovlig letfordøjelig ;o)

Kort om bogen fra mofibo.com:
Take one aspiring cook, one judge, and a spoonful of romance… When Zoe Harper wins a coveted place in a televised cookery competition she’s thrilled. It’s a chance to cook her way to fame and fortune and the little delicatessen she’s set her heart on. The first task has hardly begun when she finds herself with rather too much on her plate. Not only has she got to contend with the fiercely competitive and downright devious Cher, but she’s fast developing an inconvenient crush on one of the judges – the truly delicious Gideon Irving. All too soon there’s more than canapés, cupcakes and cordon bleu at stake. Will Zoe win the competition or is Gideon one temptation too far? And is Zoe really prepared to risk it all for love?

#08 Still Me (Jojo Moyes)

Still Me
Still Me

Fin bog i serien om Louisa Clark, som man/jeg jo ikke rigtig kan andet end at elske, fordi hun er så skøn og (u)almindelig. Denne gang er Louisa endt i New York..

Kort omtale af bogen fra mofibo.com:
The third Lou Clark novel by Jojo Moyes, following the Number One international bestsellers Me Before You and After You Lou Clark knows too many things . . . She knows how many miles lie between her new home in New York and her new boyfriend Sam in London. She knows her employer is a good man and she knows his wife is keeping a secret from him. What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to meet someone who’s going to turn her whole life upside down. Because Josh will remind her so much of a man she used to know that it’ll hurt. Lou won’t know what to do next, but she knows that whatever she chooses is going to change everything.

#01 En lille god gerning (Lucy Dillon)

En lille god gerning

Sød chick-lit roman til at starte året på :o)

Læs mere om bogen på mofibo.com:
Libby og hendes mand Jason er flyttet tilbage til hans hjemby at forvandle familiens Bed and Breakfast til et moderne og trendy hotel. De har lagt London bag sig – og med det alle minder på godt og ondt. En dag, hvor Libby er ude at gå tur, finder hun en bevidstløs og såret kvinde. Det viser sig, at kvinden har mistet sin hukommelse; hun ved ikke, hvorfra hun kommer, hvor hun var på vej hen, og værst af alt synes ingen at savne hende … Da Libby tilbyder at tage sig af hende, sætter denne lille handling af venlighed en kæde af begivenheder i gang, der kommer til at ændre mange menneskers liv. ”En lille god gerning” er indlæst af Maria Garde i 2017 for Lytteratur hos AV Forlaget / Swann studio

#13 Sammy’s Hill (Kristin Gore)

Sammy's Hill
Sammy’s Hill

Wow, det går godt nok en kende sløvt med at få læst bøger i år, men OK, man/jeg kan ikke nå det hele :o) Har nu fået læst endnu en af mine fysiske bøger, som vist også har rejst verden rundt. Må erkende, at jeg ikke er helt enig med Newsweek, som angiveligt har skrevet, at den er “Hilarious.. a laugh-out-loud literary debut”, for jeg synes, den var lidt lang og ikke videre sjov ;o) Det mest sjove (for mig) var egentlig, at den er skrevet af Al Gores datter :oD

Om bogen fra amazon.com:
In her debut novel Sammy’s Hill, Kristin Gore treats readers to an insider’s view of life and love on Capitol Hill. In fact, the view couldn’t get much more inside the Beltway, especially coming from former Vice President Al Gore’s daughter. Still, Sammy’s Hill is witty and engaging enough to prove that it’s not always who you know, but sometimes how well you tell their stories.

Samantha Joyce, Gore’s heroine, is a 26-year-old self-deprecating health-care policy advisor to Robert Gary, a well-respected senator from her home state of Ohio. Between endless work days, a grueling campaign schedule, and frequent trips to the pet store where she seeks advice on caring for her listless Japanese fighting fish, Sammy finds time to obsess over her new boyfriend, sexy speechwriter Aaron Driver. As things heat up with Aaron, Sammy’s work schedule takes on a new intensity when Gary becomes the Democratic candidate for vice president. Along the way, scandal clouds both her personal and professional life, and our heroine discovers the often salacious underbelly of life on the hill.

Gore is best-known for her work as a writer on television shows such as Saturday Night Live and Futurama, and her comedic talents certainly shine through in this first effort. While at times the banter is overly constructed, and Sammy’s neuroses can become grating at best (“…a sore throat was never just a sore throat–it was much more lively the beginning stages of Ebola, rickets, or wasting disease.”), Gore does a good job of creating a protagonist who becomes ever more likeable as the book progresses. Thrown into the mix is a delicious sprinkling of hilarious Blackberry exchanges that round out this clever contemporary political adventure.

#12: Lucy Talk (Fiona Walker)

Lucy Talk
Lucy Talk

Har langt om længe fået læst denne bog, som jeg købte i 2003 (sikkert fra et engelsk site), har haft slæbt med i flyttelæsset fra Danmark til først Kina, så USA og så retur til Danmark, og som derfor nu i 14 år har stået og samlet støv på diverse hylder – jubii! Og faktisk var den rigtig sød, men havde nok været væsentlig bedre, hvis jeg havde læst den “i nuet”, for det virkede meget underligt med manglen på mobiltelefoner, viden om mailadresser osv. ;o)

Kort om bogen fra Fiona Walkers hjemmeside:
Meet Lucy Gordon, the sweet, scatty, irresistible heroine of Fiona Walker’s delicious new novel. Lucy lives in a Berkshire village with her two friends, Jane and Bella, and works in the marketing department of Widgetex Computers. Her boss – Slave Driver – is a constant bane; her family are lovable eccentrics; her boyfriend, the dishy but fickle Greg, takes shameless advantage of her (Lucy is too good hearted to notice). Throughout two action-packed, fun-filled, disaster-strewn years, Lucy charts an erratic course among this motley crew to her very own happy ending.