2024 Reading Challenge

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

REVIEW for Chelsea Wives

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).


bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any chick lit in a while, but this sure sounds good to me.

Sharon said...

Ok, even me who doesnt read that much chick lit anymore would prolly read this! Good sell x

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