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Birthday present for sister needed - she asks for a good chic/flick sort of novel.

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Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 21:33:40

Am not au fait with this genre....can anyone make a recommendation please?

tia.

bigkidsdidit Mon 29-Aug-11 21:42:54

Marion Keyes?

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:44:07

I was going to say Marion Keyes too! Lovely characters, interesting plots & loads of laughs smile

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:44:34

(but check that she hasn't already read them all)

Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 21:47:53

not Marian Keyes?....just goggled her latest "this Charming Man" - a bit serious for chic/lit maybe?

Ponders - my sis would have been explicit in her orderings to me!

bigkidsdidit Mon 29-Aug-11 21:49:30

Yes she might well have some. If she hasn't read any yet, Sushi for beginners is my favourite

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:54:31

yes, this Charming Man is a more serious plot than most of hers, but still has the usual fab characters & hilarious lines

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:56:39

Rachel's Holiday has overwhelmingly good reviews on amazon

kingofthejungle Mon 29-Aug-11 21:57:09

books.simonandschuster.co.uk/Bad-Girls/Rebecca-Chance/9781847393968

is nice and saucy... plenty of blush bits

Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 21:57:40

I'd like to add that my sister has a mind like a sewer. She invents her own double entendres, and sniggers at them, even before the utterer has innocently finished speaking.

Not needed for this request obv. Just an opportunity to be a bit libelous about her as an indulgence.

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:58:28

the Other Side of the Story popular too

(I have read both these but would happily read them again smile)

oreocrumbs Mon 29-Aug-11 21:58:58

I like Fiona Walkers books - Similar to Keyes (same characters turn up in various books) More horsey set - acyually think I might go nd dig one out for a re-read!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 29-Aug-11 21:59:29

Ceila Ahern is a good bet too. Still Irish, PS I love you is her best known one, but any of hers are a good read. They are like grown up fairytales!

My fav is the one totally written like letters/emails/texts....cant remember what its called.

<off to google!>

Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 21:59:32

king - sounds like it's just up my sisters alley. < at which she would have sniggered at " like it's just up.." - you get the picture?grin>

SamsGoldilocks Mon 29-Aug-11 21:59:46

Harriet Evans - I think her latest one Love Always is great
www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Always-Harriet-Evans/dp/0007350228/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1314651547&sr=8-3

Ponders Mon 29-Aug-11 21:59:58

will she have read One Day?

by a bloke but still chick lit & very current (film just out, dodgy casting though)

bigkidsdidit Mon 29-Aug-11 22:00:17

Jilly cooper then!

GlaikitFizzog Mon 29-Aug-11 22:01:25

Where rainbows end!! Thats it!

And before someone corrects me I know its Cecelia Ahern. grin

GlaikitFizzog Mon 29-Aug-11 22:03:38

Or Freya North? Cat, Pip and Fen are a series along with Home Truths. Chloe is my fav, some quite blush bits too!!

YellowWallpaper Mon 29-Aug-11 22:06:58

I like chick lit, although I dont like the term chick lit but the best I have ever read is Twenties Girl by Sophia Kinsella, lovely story

Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 22:08:41

Right - thanks v. much all. I will look these up, and get two books and some smellies. [sister's snigger emocion]

Sidge Mon 29-Aug-11 22:08:54

Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series - laugh out loud funny with lots of raunch and great plots.

Jellykat Mon 29-Aug-11 22:10:56

I'd recommend, and i hate to admit this... a surprisingly good book by Sharon Osborne (supposedly), called 'Revenge', and it has a sexy black glittery cover grin.

bran Mon 29-Aug-11 22:12:54

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pan Mon 29-Aug-11 22:13:52

I am afraid a sexy black glittery cover would turn her head.

But she is as sharp as a whip. Really curious mix.

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