14 April 2010

Waiting On Wednesday: A chick lit, historical and a YA pick!

Yep, today I've decided to highlight one example of the three genres I favour: chick lit, historical and YA (in case the banner above isn't clear enough, hehe). It was quite difficult to pick just three as my list is endless, seriously ...

MEN I'VE LOVED BEFORE

by Adele Parks
[8 July 2010]

How do you know when you’ve met the one you’re meant to be with?
Neil and Nat are a match made in heaven. They hate marmite and the opera. They love smelly cheese and the missionary position. And they both absolutely do not want children.
At least that’s what Nat thought. But now Neil seems to have softened to the prospect of dirty nappies and sleepless nights, and he’s practically begging her for a baby. Nat, however, has no intention of swapping her high-flying career for a life of endless self-sacrifice. As the cracks start to show, Nat wonders if Neil really is the man of her dreams. Or is it possible that someone from her past could actually be ‘the one’?
Nat’s little black book, filled with the names and addresses of previous lovers, could hold the answers she’s looking for. Or it could be a one-way ticket to all kinds of trouble. And is the perfect match too much to ask for?

MY LAST DUCHESS
by Daisy Goodwin
[19 August 2010]
MY LAST DUCHESS takes as its theme the late 19th-century market in American heiresses, married off to the sons of the impoverished British aristocracy. Beautiful, vivacious Cora Cash, the wealthiest debutante in America, is spirited away from the glamour and comfort of her Park Avenue mansion and suddenly finds herself Duchess of Wareham, mistress of Lulworth Castle, maried to Ivo, the most eligible bachelor in England.
As Cora is soon to discover, nothing in this strange new world is quite as it seems. Her handsome new husband is withdrawn and secretive; the English social scene is stuffed with pitfalls and traps, and there are increasingly dangerous forces at work, people who wish she'd never met Ivo in the first place...

FORGET YOU
by Jennifer Echols
[20 July 2010]
There’s a lot Zoey would like to forget. Like how her father has knocked up his twenty-four-year old girlfriend. Like Zoey’s fear that the whole town will find out about her mom’s nervous breakdown. Like darkly handsome bad boy Doug taunting her at school. With her life about to become a complete mess, Zoey fights back the only way she knows how, using her famous attention to detail to make sure she’s the perfect daughter, the perfect student, and the perfect girlfriend to ultra-popular football player Brandon.
But then Zoey is in a car crash, and the next day there’s one thing she can’t remember at all—the entire night before. Did she go parking with Brandon, like she planned? And if so, why does it seem like Brandon is avoiding her? And why is Doug—of all people—suddenly acting as if something significant happened between the two of them? Zoey dimly remembers Doug pulling her from the wreck, but he keeps referring to what happened that night as if it was more, and it terrifies Zoey to admit how much is a blank to her. Controlled, meticulous Zoey is quickly losing her grip on the all-important details of her life—a life that seems strangely empty of Brandon, and strangely full of Doug.

Do any of these tickle your fancy? I absolutely love the sound of all three! :)

15 comments:

elizabeth said...

Forget You sounds great!

Rhiana said...

I love the sound of both Men I've loved Before and Forget You...great picks!

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Ooh, they all look great, but of course I most want to read Forget You. :)
Great picks!

Christina T said...

All of these sound fantastic-Forget You is on my TBR list and I'm definitely going to add the other two.

Shantal said...

I just love the cover for the first one Men I've loved Before :), they all sound very cute.

Morgan said...

These are all great sounding! I'm super excited for Forget You, but the release date is too far away!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. Really great picks!

Stephanie said...

All of these sound great. Forget you sounds fabulous.

Shan said...

Men I've Loved Before sounds great. I've been looking for Adele Parks at my library but they don't seem to have anything by her. I'll have to get on them about that.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I want to read all three of these!! the Jennifer Echols book was already on my list, she's one of my favorite authors. The first one looks great-what a concept!! And I definitely want to read the second one too!! Great picks!!

Book Monster said...

My Last Duchess sounds really good and intriguing. Nice picks.

Michelle said...

These sounds great & I can't wait to read Forget You. :)

Tina said...

Oooo ... I'd like to read Forget You. I really enjoyed Going To Far. This one sounds reallly good too.

Lauren said...

Forget You sounds really good. I hear such great things about Jennifer Echols but haven't read anything by her yet, so I'm intending to start with that one.

Lauren said...

All three of those sounds great! Though I'm especially looking forward to Forget You since I've loved all of Jennifer's previous novels.

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