Thank you, thank you to the wonderful AVON Books in the UK for sending me this great chick lit novel.
TITLE: Chelsea Wives
AUTHOR: Anna-Lou Weatherley
GENRE: Brit Chick Lit (they still do it the best!!!)
Firstly, I absolutely must comment on the wonderful cover. Just one look and I knew that I had to read this chick-lit novel.
While it can be argued (and it truly has been) that good chick lit is dead, I absolutely beg to differ, as evidenced by Chelsea Wives. I loved, loved this book which is definitely chick lit with a twist. There is drama, comedy, humor and a lot of plotting going on – all of it against husbands that don’t deserve the wonderful wives they married.
I found myself both shocked by the over the top spending and craziness, all the while secretly encouraging the women to find their voices (even it if means doing it through a very unique method).
One of the aspects I enjoyed the most in this book was the ‘ride’ we get to take with these women, as they shop, dine and basically show us a side of life that many of us can only dream of. However, I also felt there was a serious tone to this book as the women are clearly searching for much more than the material goods they are so brazenly given – in lieu of love, attention, affection and respect.
This novel is perfectly paced and makes for some wonderful summer reading (or spring, fall or winter).