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Subject: Marian Keyes-Like Suggestions
Date Posted: 2/13/2009 6:20 PM ET
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(Posted accidentally before I could write- I apologize!  Thank goodness for the edit button!)

I'm new to the forums and fairly new to PBS.  I'm a big fan of chick lit in general, but my favorite author by far is Marian Keyes.  My other favorites are Cecelia Ahern and Anna McPartlin, so Irish authors definitely appeal to me.  I love Keyes' books about the Walsh sisters, but I also love her other books (Last Chance Saloon, Lucy Sullivan, etc. and her non-fiction as well.)  Does anyone have recommendations for authors that are similar?

Thank you!

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Date Posted: 2/14/2009 6:19 PM ET
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I don't know if I'm just stating obvious stuff, but I would always put together Sophie Kinsella (who also writes as Madeline Wickham) with Marian Keyes! But that might just be me, really! But those 2 are just kind of in there with writers I know are home-run hitters practically no matter what, and definitely fall into the chick lit genre.

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 10:16 AM ET
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Thanks for the response!  I've read most of Sophie Kinsella's books (including under Madeline WIckham.)  Also great books!

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 11:25 AM ET
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I'm reading Cocktails for Three right now and I can't really get into it :( I do have a Marian Keyes book in my TBR pile, hopefully this one book is just a fluke for me.

Date Posted: 2/15/2009 2:06 PM ET
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I didn't care for Cocktails for Three either. The only book written under Madeline Wickham that I somewhat enjoyed was The Gatecrasher.

Ceceila Ahren, who wrote P.S., I Love You, is an Irish author (and the daughter of the Prime Minister of Ireland). Love, Rosie (also published as Rosie Dunne) is great!

Another Irish author in my TBR pile is Sinead Moriarty. I have Baby Trail and The Right Fit.

Hope this gets you started!

ETA: I just saw on your orignal post that you had read Ceceila Ahern before. :)

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Date Posted: 2/16/2009 7:12 PM ET
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Not only have I read Cecelia Ahern before, but I have purchased Love, Rosie and Rosie Dunne separately, not realizing they were the same book.  Took me a couple of pages of Rosie Dunne before I realized it was sounding familiar... oops!  Got a good laugh at myself over that one.  A short memory is helpful sometimes with books- I can read them again!  But not when I end up buying the same book again.  I loved P.S. I Love You so much that I waited months after the movie was released to see it... I was very afraid of it ruining the book.

I forgot about Sinead Moriarty.  I read The Baby Trail but nothing else of hers, so I will be looking into The Right Fit now.  Thank you very much!

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 4:06 PM ET
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Here are some suggestions-they're all British/Irish etc

Patricia Scanlan

Cathy Kelly

Monica McInerney

Melissa Hill

Sheila O'Flanagan

Colette Caddle

Imogen Parker

Annie Sanders

Annett Holliday

Sarah Ball

Marian Murphy

Elizabeth Noble

Martina Reilly

Catherine  Daly

Jane Moore

Isabel Wolff

Lisa Jewell

Anna Maxted

Josie Lloyd

Sharon Owens

Dorothy Koomson

Rosie Thomas


Also check the website for Poolbeg Press-it's all  Irish authors. You'll find tons of great ideas there.



Date Posted: 2/17/2009 7:23 PM ET
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Wow, thank you so much for the list!  I'm going to check all of those authors out.

Date Posted: 2/17/2009 8:01 PM ET
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You're welcome! I just turned around and looked at my bookshelves and started typing    :)


Your library may have some of them.