I’m excited to welcome author Laura Donoahue to the Celebration of Chick Lit to tell us why she loves chick lit. Sing it, Sister! (And PS, I have “First Sight” on my Kindle waiting to read 🙂 )
Why I Love Chick Lit
One of the reasons I love reading is for the escape! It’s fun to experience someone else’s life for a while. Everyone loves a story where they can root for the heroine. What’s better than seeing the main character of a novel face many of the same struggles we do in real life—work, family, kids, relationships—with a little bit of humor thrown in? Although the character is relatable to us, the levity and dash of humor keeps the story light and interesting.
While I do enjoy other genres, I love that chick lit focuses on the heroine. Everything is seen through her perspective—when we read the book, we’re quite literally stepping into her shoes. Whether it’s a coming of age story, a budding romance, a new marriage and baby, or a character simply coming into her own, the reader is along for the ride. And unlike in real life, the story is usually wrapped up nicely in the end.
Reading provides an escape and an adventure. What better way is there to sit down with a cup of coffee or kick back at the beach than with a fun new chick lit book in hand? Happy reading!
Laura Donohue is an author and freelance editor. She blogs at Love Chick Lit about books, fashion, and kid’s activities. Laura loves coffee, the beach, and reading. She lives in the DC metro area with her husband, daughter, and a baby on the way. Blog: lovechicklit.blogspot.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lovechicklit Twitter: https://twitter.com/lovechicklit
Maddy Smith writes for a trendy website in Washington DC, has two fabulous best friends, and her own apartment. When a girl’s night out ends with her locking eyes with the handsome stranger across the room, the last thing she expects is for him to show up at her office on Monday morning. Travis Emerson, her attractive and single new colleague, just moved to town. Although an immediate friendship between Maddy and Travis forms, she soon finds herself wishing for something more. After a misunderstanding between them occurs, not only is her hope for a relationship ruined, but their friendship is in jeopardy as well. Is any chance that Maddy had with Travis over? Or could he possibly be what she’s been looking for all along? Follow Maddy and Travis on a series of adventures that will quickly have you cheering them on. First date jitters? Not when you’ve been in love since First Sight!
Buy on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MAkQxY
Novelista Girl – January 6, 2016
Readers first met sassy Kimberly Long in Blogger Girl, and now the feisty New Yorker is back in a sequel packed with quick wit, friendship, heartache, and, of course, romance.
Kim runs the most popular chick lit book blog on the web, loves playing house with her sexy lawyer boyfriend, Nicholas, and is finally pursuing her lifelong dream to become a published author. At first glance, her life is five-pink-champagne-flutes worthy.
But is there more to the story than meets the eye?
After hearing the phrase “chick lit is dead” more times than she’s read Bridget Jones’s Diary, Kim is driven to desperate measures, seeking advice from up-and-coming chick lit author, Hannah Marshak, her high school nemesis and resident “mean girl.” As if Kim doesn’t have enough on her plate balancing her secretarial duties with her blog Pastel Is the New Black, shrugging off the growing pile of agent rejections, and keeping her best friend from turning green over Kim’s budding friendship with Hannah, Nicholas is so blinded by his career ambitions, he doesn’t see that their home sweet home could use more than a dash of sugar.
This is the year when all of Kim’s dreams—professional and romantic—are supposed to come true, but will the story have a happily ever after, or will Kim end up unpublished and all alone?
This novel can be read as a sequel or as a standalone and is best accompanied by a cocktail, preferably a pink one.