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What to Read Next: Beyond Bridget Jones
The Best of Brit Chick Lit.
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Title: Talking to Addison
Author: Colgan, Jenny (2002)
Notes: Holly is a frustrated florist who flees the houseshare from hell to move in with a motley crew of friends: there is Josh, a sexually confused merchant banker; Kate, a high-flying legal eagle with talons to match; and the gorgeous Addison, who spends his days communicating only with his computer. One glimpse of Addison, and Holly is smitten. Now the only problem is how to get him to swivel his chair away from the computer screen and his monstrously ugly - not to mention fiercely possessive - internet girlfriend Claudia, to see Holly's own adoring gaze. After a series of false starts, Holly coaxes Addison away from his virtual romance and out into the open. But "out in the open" spells unexpected disaster for Addison, and Holly must help rescue him before her own future can begin to bloom.

 
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Title: Farm Fatale: A Comedy of Country Manors
Author: Holden, Wendy (2001)
Notes: Rosie and Mark, a couple living in chic urban squalor, pine for the rustic bliss of country life. Newly minted, Samantha and Guy want the same thing - on a somewhat grander scale. The four converge on the quaint village of Eight Mile Bottom. With its eccentric residents, including a reclusive rock star, a nosy postman, a foxy farmer, and one ghost with a knife in its back, the two couples are soon swept up in various romantic entanglements, mix-ups, slipups, and unlikely seductions in their search for ever-greener pastures.

 
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Title: One Hit Wonder
Author: Jewell, Lisa
Notes: Bee Bearhorn had a number-one hit single in 1985 and was never heard of again. Fifteen years later she is found dead in her flat and nobody seems to care. But Ana Wills always day-dreamed about the exotic half-sister she hasn't seen in years. And when she comes to London to clear Bee's flat, she uncovers a life more exotic than she imagined: a secret country cottage, mysterious weekends away, and even a missing cat. With Bee's closest friends mad Lol and strong, silent Flint, Ana sets out to discover exactly what did happen to Bee Bearhorn, the one-hit wonder.

 
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Title: Watermelon
Author: Keyes, Marian
Notes: Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at. She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.

 
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Title: My Life on a Plate
Author: Knight, India (2000)
Notes: Clara is a "plus size" woman of 33 with a perpetually mysterious husband, two small boys, and a nagging feeling that her life isn't all it should be. With razor-sharp wit and a healthy dose of insight into marriage and motherhood, Knight takes readers on a bumpy ride through a woman's search for self-fulfillment.

 
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Title: Nadia Knows Best
Author: Mansell, Jill (2004)
Notes: When Nadia Kinsella meets Jay Tiernan, she's tempted. Stranded together in a remote Cotswold pub, with a snowstorm raging outside, who would ever know? But Nadia's already met The One. She and Laurie have been together for years, they're practically childhood sweethearts, and she still gets goose bumps at the sight of him. Okay, maybe she doesn't see that much of him these days, but that's not Laurie's fault. She can't betray him. Besides, when you belong to a family like the Kinsellas - bewitchingly glamorous grandmother Miriam, feckless mother Leonie, stop-at-nothing sister Clare - well, someone has to exercise a bit of self-control, don't they? I mean, you wouldn't want to do something that you might later regret...

 
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Title: Playing James
Author: Mason, Sarah (2004)
Notes: Plucky beat reporter Holly Colshannon has a flair for the dramatic, a nose for trouble, and the remarkable ability to smile through any indignity - though her latest assignment is about to test her mettle. Newly promoted to crime reporter for the Bristol Gazette, she must shadow the unsmiling (though undeniably delicious) Detective James Sabine through his action-packed days, and then capture all the danger and thrills of a cops life in a daily column for the rag. Well, on the bright side, she gets her own byline. On the down side, delectable James is hardly overjoyed to have her around. But soon her columns are a hit with readers who cant get enough of her personal adventures riding shotgun with the sexy crime stopper. Who ever expected law and order to be so romantic? Certainly Hollys rugby-playing boyfriend and James super-gorgeous fiancée are enough to keep any sparks of electricity in check? In the end, though, love always evens the score . . .

 
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Title: Getting Over It
Author: Maxted, Anna
Notes: Helen Bradshaw isn't exactly living out her dreams. She's a lowly assistant editor at GirlTime magazine, she drives an ancient Toyota, and she has a history of choosing men who fall several thousand feet below acceptable boyfriend standard. Not to mention that she shares an apartment with a scruffy, tactless roommate, her best girlfriends are a little too perfect, and the most affectionate male in her life--her cat, Fatboy--occasionally pees in her underwear draw. Then Helen gets the telephone call she least expects: Her father has had a massive heart attack. Initially brushing off his death as merely an interruption in her already chaotic life (they were never very close, after all), Helen is surprised to find everything else starting to crumble around her. Her pushy mother is coming apart at the seams, a close friend might be heading toward tragedy, and, after the tequila incident, it looks as though Tom the vet will be sticking with Dalmatians. Turns out getting over it isn't going to be quite as easy as she thought.

 
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Title: The Waitress
Author: Nathan, Melissa
Notes: Katie Simmonds wants to be a film director. Last week she wanted to be a writer, the week before that an educational psychologist, and the week before that a florist. Katie isn't short of ambitions, but none of her ambitions are to be a waitress. Unfortunately, Katie Simmonds is a waitress. Hassled by customers, badly paid and stuck with the boss from hell, Katie's life isn't turning out as she'd planned. And a career choice isn't the only commitment she has problems with. But just when she thinks things can't get any worse, the cafe where she works is taken over by the last man in the world she wants to see again. Maybe Katie's been waiting at tables... and waiting for Mr. Right... for far too long...