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Subject: Christian Chick Lit
Date Posted: 12/10/2007 3:44 PM ET
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I just finished Sushi for One by Camy Tang, and I loved it.  Thank you to whoever recommended it!  What other Christian chick lit do you all like?  I've read almost all of Kristin Billerbeck's books, and liked some, and didn't care so much for others.

Date Posted: 12/10/2007 6:57 PM ET
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Rachel Hauck's books are pretty good. Melody Carlson has a couple of cute chick lit ones (These Boots Aren't Made for Walking is one that comes to mind) .

Some others I enjoyed:

Moon Over Tokyo by Siri Mitchell

Emily Ever After by Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt (they actually have a few books, I haven't read all of them)

The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer



Date Posted: 12/11/2007 8:12 AM ET
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I'll second Rachel Hauck and Melody Carlson.

Date Posted: 12/11/2007 6:57 PM ET
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I'll check those authors and books out, thanks!

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 6:15 PM ET
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I have one of the Whitney Chronicles  available.



Date Posted: 12/12/2007 7:46 PM ET
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I've actually got that one on the way to me already.  Thank you, though!

Date Posted: 12/14/2007 8:36 PM ET
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I ran across Carol Warburton. She's an excellent writer. Her stories are historical (19th century American, other than one British). Her characters are well developed, strong women and men, and have a strong faith in God. There is romance and an evil person to be dealt with. She also wrote an English historical mystery/romance (The House of Shadowed Roses) that is excellent (without the erotica that usually exists in romance novels). I didn't realize Warburton is LDS until reading the third book by her (Eyes of a Stranger). This book is set in a Mormon colony in Old Mexico in 1907. I'm Baptist, but I have loved all Warburton's books, even this last one. I have some of her works posted on my book shelf.
Date Posted: 12/16/2007 1:06 AM ET
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All of Judy Baer's books are great!  I enjoyed Emily Ever After, too!

I also enjoyed:

Dreaming in Black and White by Laura Jensen Walker

The Guy I'm Not Dating by Trish Perry (on my keeper shelf!)

 Leave it to Claire by Tracey Bateman (actually, anything by Tracey Bateman)

The Trouble with Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark

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Date Posted: 12/17/2007 9:42 AM ET
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I don't know who writes them, but my wife loves the whole "Sister-Chicks" series.

Date Posted: 1/17/2008 6:05 PM ET
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OOh, I love Dreaming In Black and White...I forgot about that one Anna.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 11:28 AM ET
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I just finished "Around The World in 80 Dates" and it was one of the best Chick Lit I've read (and I loved Sushi For One) its by Christa Banister.  I'm reading "Lost In Nash Vegas" by Rachel Hauck right now and enjoying it.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 4:36 PM ET
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I really like Rachel Hauck - Georgia On Her Mind was great.

I think Kristin Billerbeck is OK - I should love her books b/c she's an online friend through my blog - but her books come across as too unreal to me because they are all set amongst the rich California set which I just can't relate to. I tend to prefer my Christian books to be set in the country or smaller towns rather than the big cities.

Penny Culliford's Theodora stories are kind of like a Christian version of the Shopaholic series and are set in England. I have only read the first one so far but it was pretty good.

Date Posted: 1/24/2008 12:00 AM ET
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i really enjoy the steeple hill love enspired books. i havent read a bad book yet. and there is a big variety of authors.

Date Posted: 3/21/2008 7:34 PM ET
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Hey neat thread! :-)

Date Posted: 3/22/2008 4:03 PM ET
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I loved the Tulip books and The Guy I'm Not Dating. I liked Split Ends by Billerbeck but I did have a love/hate relationship with the Spa Girls books. I REALLY hated the one about the masseuse...Polly? Something with a P.

I can't think of any others that haven't been mentioned, though. I like some of the momlit--Tight Squeeze by Debbie Giovanni was a good one. Oh, and I liked Let Them Eat Cake by Sandra Byrd too.