The Summer Season by Julia Williams

Heartsease House is in desperate need of renovation. Its owner, widower Joel, is struggling with life as a single dad. His plans to refurbish the house and garden suddenly seem like one burden too many. Mum to twin girls, Lauren’s life is a constant juggling act. When her ex, Troy, turns up wanting to see […]

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To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

When Ellie Kendall tragically loses her husband she feels her life is over. But eventually she’s ready for a new start — at work, that is. She doesn’t need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company… Zack McLaren seems to have it all, but the girl he can’t […]

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On Chick Lit

Chick lit. Literature for chicks. Or, as Wikipedia describes it (a bit more sophisticatedly): “genre fiction which addresses issues of modern womanhood, often humorously and lightheartedly.” Sounds like a fun read, right? Why is it, then, that for some reason this genre is so often looked down upon? When I was in secondary school I […]

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