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Subject: Christian Chick Lit
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 4:16 PM ET
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Does anyone here read any christian chick lit

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 10:21 PM ET
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I've only read maybe 2 and they were both good 'miss invisible' and 'reconstructing natalie' - think they're by laura jensen walker. natalie's book was a bit sad 'breast cancer and the aftermath' but miss invisible was funny in places. they're part of a 'women of faith' series or somethng like that and I posted in that forum asking about the others and had some replies...I have 'my life as a doormat' to read and a couple other books by walker.

Subject: I do!
Date Posted: 1/17/2008 5:54 PM ET
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Me!  I generally like it a lot.  Also Betty Neels books from Harlequin... they aren't "Christian" but they have that "innocense" to them that makes me appreciate the story for what it is.

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Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:07 PM ET
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I love Christian Chick Lit. Check out my reviews. I think at least half of them are Christian Chick Lit.  There is a thread for this also on Christian Book Discussion.

Subject: Christian Chick Lit
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 4:29 PM ET
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Susan May Warren is a great author!  I am waiting for the second book in a series by her.  I really enjoyed the first book "Happily Ever After".   Check her out!

Date Posted: 1/22/2008 11:05 PM ET
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I love Christian chick lit! Check out Tracey Bateman!

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Subject: christian chick lit
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 1:40 PM ET
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I'm curious - what would constitue christian chick lit?

Date Posted: 1/27/2008 5:24 PM ET
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well, the few I've read you could definitely tell...characters in the book praying, no sex, clean language, church was mentioned in a few. The ones I've read and liked all the above occurred and I still liked the storyline and characters. I'm Christian but obviously preachy stuff usually bugs me but I've liked books by Laura Jensen Walker and another love inspired suspense mystery I read and enjoyed involving a murder at a church lunch. I'm not sure what the 'official' defiition is but the 5 or so I've read have involved a character going through life changes and none of the above happening!

Date Posted: 2/4/2008 2:52 PM ET
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I've got 3 Crossings Book Club books on my bookshelf.They are #1-3 in The Salinger Sister Series.

Subject: I usually have some on my shelf.
Date Posted: 2/4/2008 9:24 PM ET
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I just read

Going To The Chapel by Janet Tronstad

I really enjoyed it.

I also liked Judy Baer's Whitney Chronicles.



Date Posted: 2/9/2008 5:51 PM ET
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I just finished reading Savannah from Savannah and it was really a good story.  I know there are two more after that one with the same characters

Date Posted: 2/14/2008 3:50 PM ET
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I've read quite a bit that I've liked (and I few that I didn't). I loved Emily Ever After and the Book of Jane by I can't remember their names (two authors). They also had another book I really liked. I can't remember that right now either, but maybe after I finish my cup of coffee it'll hit me. (Consider Lily; Anne Dayton and May Vanderbile). I pretty much liked all of Kristen Billerbeck's books (What a Grils Wants, etc). I have a couple of Laura Jensen Walker's books in my TBR pile. And a Susan May Warren book that um may be on someone's wish list. I also enjoyed Hip to be Square and Altar Call by Hope Lyda. I have Life, Libby and the Pursuit of Happiness in my TBR pile. Oh, and I just finished Stealing Adda and liked it, though I thought it could have been about 50 to 100 pages shorter.

Date Posted: 2/17/2008 2:57 PM ET
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I have read a few of the Sisterchicks books by Robin Jones Gunns. I love them!

Date Posted: 2/29/2008 1:55 PM ET
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I second the Sisterchick books and I also like the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson.