Chick Lit – And a Sixpence for Luck

And a Sixpence for LuckAnd a Sixpence for Luck
By Lilac Mils
Publisher: Lilac Tree Books
Release Date: September 30, 2017
ISBN: 978-1999702540
ASIN: B0752XTPHB
Pages: 270
Genre: Chick Lit

Curl up in front of the fire, with this fun, festive read.

Daisy Jones has hit rock bottom. Or so she believes.
A cheating boyfriend, trouble at work, having to move back in with her mother, and being forced to compare her brother’s loved-up, newly-wed status and brand-new shiny house with her own dire lack of prospects, isn’t what she imagined her life was going to be like at thirty. To top it all off, Christmas, is just around the corner!

Daisy, bless her, thinks things can’t possibly get any worse, but when her ancient great-grandmother persuades her to plant a silver sixpence in the Christmas pud for luck, Daisy is about to discover that they most definitely can.

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Lilac spends all her time writing, or reading, or thinking about writing or reading, often to the detriment of her day job, her family, and the housework. She apologises to her employer and her loved ones, but the house will simply have to deal with it!

She calls Worcester home, though she would prefer to call somewhere hot and sunny home, somewhere with a beach and cocktails and endless opportunities for snoozing in the sun…

When she isn’t hunched over a computer or dreaming about foreign shores, she enjoys creating strange, inedible dishes in the kitchen, accusing her daughter of stealing (she meant to say “borrowing”) her clothes, and fighting with her husband over whose turn it is to empty the dishwasher.

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Chick Lit – Under the Cherry Tree

Under the Cherry TreeUnder the Cherry Tree
By Lilac Mills
Publisher: Lilac Tree Books
Release Date: May 31, 2017
ISBN: 978-1999702502
ASIN: B06Y6KGPNP
Pages: 331
Genre: Chick Lit

“A feel-good, heart-warming, tear-jerking love story.”

The best sort of holiday read, recommended for fans of Jane Costello, Erica James, and Lucy James

“My dog didn’t like men. Actually that was a lie – she didn’t like the men I chose. The only ones who rocked her world had been my father (who was no longer with us), Ross (who was gay), and the butcher on the high street (for obvious reasons).”

When Jenni Meadows has the opportunity to expand her dog-grooming business she takes it, and when a nice man appears on her horizon but fails to make any sparks fly, she decides she has enough on her plate with her business without adding a boyfriend into the mix.

Besides, Millie doesn’t like him and when her dog doesn’t like a man, Jenni knows all about it. So why does Millie take a very strange liking to the new vet, especially since he has a taciturn expression, wears a wedding ring, and wields a needle?

Under the Cherry Tree is a tale of love and hope, waggy tails, and cold noses.

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Chick Lit – Losing the Plot in LA

Losing the Plot in LALosing the Plot in LA
By Sonia Farnsworth
Publisher: Mascot Books
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 978-1631770951
Pages: 184
Genre: Chick Lit

Sylvie is a trendy, LA party girl with more going on than she knows what to do with. Between apartment hunting, insane friends, a rapidly growing puppy, and one too many boys to juggle, shes just trying to catch her breath. Will the craziness overwhelm her, or will she find a better path to move forward? Draw a bath, pour some bubbly, and join her as she tries not to Lose the Plot.

Losing the Plot in LA AuthorAbout the Author:
Sonia was born and raised in Southern California, living most of her life in Hollywood. Her mother was French, so as a result, her summers were happily spent traveling between Paris and Cannes. She eventually developed a love for all things European and returned to live in London as a young adult.

Losing the Plot in LA is Sonia’s first novel. She currently lives by the sea in San Clemente, California with her dog, Holly, and is working on her second novel.

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Contemporary Women’s Fiction – Milked

MilkedMilked
A Modern Mommy Tale with a Retro Twist
By Lisa Doyle
Publisher: Simon and Fig
Published: November 2014
ISBN: 978-0985352080
ASIN: B00OGNOWY2
Pages: 306
Genre: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

By and large, Amanda Keane makes pretty good decisions. Okay, she might not have the best taste in men, but she’s got great friends, a good job, and an independent spirit. That is, until her 30th birthday ushers in a whirlwind romance with a sexy Irish musician who leaves her, not at the altar as she imagined, but accidentally pregnant. And when he disappears, she’s downsized out of a job, her apartment is robbed, and lapsed health insurance coverage leaves her with a C-section to pay for, Amanda is launched headfirst into the life of a broke single mom. But her friend and uber successful ob-gyn, Joy, clues her in to an unlikely temp position with one of Chicago’s celebrity elite that just may be the answer to all her woes. Or could it be just the beginning?

It’s with serious trepidation that Amanda embarks on her surprisingly lucrative new career: underground wet nurse to the offspring of Chi-town’s rich and famous. Amanda must quickly understand how to live at the whims and mercy of the one percent as she deals with the irony of nursing – and loving – someone else’s child, while still making ends meet for her own daughter. And then there’s Cute Daycare Dad (aka Dan), who’s obviously interested in her. But can she afford to tell him what she really does for a living? Is her new job (something she thought went out with the 19th century) a shameful thing? Just another way of selling her body? Or does it have something to teach her after all?

A novel of motherhood, its many demands, and all the little triumphs along the way, MILKED is a warm and witty debut about making tough choices and traveling the roundabout road to happiness.

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Milked AuthorLisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York.

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Chick Lit – Loan Some

Lone SomeLoan Some
By Megan McLachlan
Publisher: Serealities Press
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 978-0692308097
ASIN: B00T59TCC4
Pages: 98
Genre: Chick lit, Romantic Comedy

It’s been a bad week for Vera. She lost the job she loved as a librarian and ended a comfortable and seemingly reliable relationship. So when her eye catches a job ad for a company that boasts “a library of characters for every occasion,” impulse (and the word “library”) compels her to respond.

Shortly thereafter, Vera has accepted her first assignment from Loan Some, a business that rents out people who play parts at special occasions. Need a mourner at your funeral or a pretend girlfriend to make your ex-wife jealous at a comic book convention? Look no further.

The rules are strict: hide your identity, and no fraternizing with the clients. But as Vera begins relaxing into her new role—or rather, litany of roles—she finds herself attracted to several men, including the charming and flirtatious Greg Goodman as well as Cole, the sizzling nephew of the Loan Some CEO.

Vera’s comfortable, if unusual, existence comes to an abrupt halt when she finds herself face-to-face with the woman she’s been tracking for the last thirty-or-so years—the mother who abandoned her.

Will Vera be able to maintain her alias amid the family she never knew she had?

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SerealitiesSerealities® is an online fiction site producing serial stories. It’s like watching a favorite TV show. What’s different? Readers vote on what happens in the web-series. Follow new episodes on Serealities each week!

HOW IT WORKS: Read each week’s episode, Vote on what happens next week, and Repeat . . . each week! Readers can become a part of their favorite character’s fate by following one of Serealities featured stories and casting their vote in this week’s poll. Readers can vote to change the story!

Lone Some is one of their Serealities, and the author has now written this prequel novella.

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Lone Some AuthorMegan McLachlan graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in creative writing. Currently employed in Pittsburgh as a content writer and editor, McLachlan has been published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Maniac magazine, Primer magazine, and the Meadville Tribune. She frequently contributes to AwardsDaily.com, an Academy Awards and TV blog, and maintains her own blog, megoblog.com.

McLachlan was inspired to write her lighthearted chick lit novel Loan Some by an ad for a company that rents out mourners for funerals.

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