Wondering what chick lit to dive into this year? Here are five new chick lit books for you to read in 2023.
Chick Lit books are the ideal holiday read, providing the perfect mix of romance, humour, and adventure. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or lounging by the pool, these books are the perfect companions for your summer vacation. Looking for new chick lit to read in 2023? We’ve got you covered.
As the days get longer and the temperature rises, it’s hard not to get excited about the arrival of summer. With the sun shining bright and warm, it’s the perfect time to unwind and enjoy the great outdoors. And what better way to do that than with a good book in hand? For many, summer is the ideal time to indulge in light-hearted and entertaining reads that provide a much-needed escape from the stresses of everyday life.
So, if you’re looking for a little escapism this summer, look no further than these five fantastic chick-lit novels. From heartwarming love stories to hilarious misadventures, these books are sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end. So grab a cold drink, find a cosy spot to relax, and get ready to fall in love with these charming and delightful stories.
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A Golden Cornish Summer, Phillipa Ashley (2022)
Emma loved her life in the seaside village of Silver Cove. But when the discovery of sunken treasure ignited a feud between her family and that of Luke, her first love, everything fell apart. Heartbroken and betrayed, she fled.
Now, as she wades into the sparkling surf for the first time in fifteen years, she remembers everything she loved about this beautiful place. Then a huge wave knocks her off her feet. Dripping wet, Emma is rescued by none other than Luke–who is, to her dismay, even more handsome than ever.
As their paths continue to cross, and Emma is reminded of everything she ran away from, she starts to wonder if returning home was a huge mistake.
Or could the real treasure have been waiting here for her all along?
Amazon rating: 4.4/5 stars
Goodreads rating: 4.2/5 star
You’ll love this book if: you like the star-crossed lovers trope
The Party Crasher – Sophie Kinsella (2022)
Effie’s still not over her parents splitting up a year ago and her dad and his awful new girlfriend are posting photos everywhere (with the hashtags #viagraworks and #sexinyoursixties). Now they’re selling the beloved family home and holding a ‘house-cooling’ party, but Effie hasn’t been invited.
Then she remembers her precious Russian dolls, safely tucked away up a chimney, and has no choice but to go back for them. She’ll just creep in, grab the dolls and leave. No one will know she was ever there.
But Effie can’t find the dolls. And as she secretly clambers around dusty attics, hides under tables and tries (and fails) to avoid bumping into her ex-boyfriend, she discovers unexpected truths about her family – and even about herself.
With time running out, Effie starts to wonder if the only way to find out what’s really going on with her family is to simply crash the party…
Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 3.8/5 stars
You’ll love this book if: you want to laugh out loud on the plane!
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019)
When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There’s only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.
Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston’s Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn’t always diplomatic.
Amazon Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4.1/5 stars
You’ll love this book if: you’re looking for a truly gripping romance plot
The Cornish Midwife by Jo Bartlett (2021)
Midwife Ella Mehenick left the small Cornish town of Port Agnes for London and never looked back. But when her seemingly perfect life crashes down around her, there’s only one place she can heal her battered heart – the place she once called home.
A new arrival…
Ella is quickly welcomed into the small community midwife team and loves her new job caring for mums and their precious babies – it’s what she does best! But being back also means facing ex-flame Dan Ferguson…the first man to break her heart.
A second chance at love?
Dan is still as gorgeous as ever, but he’s never forgiven Ella for leaving. And now she’s back it’s clear that there is unfinished business between them. As Ella settles into her new/old life, she can’t stop the memories of how she once loved Dan so completely – and maybe never stopped.
Maybe coming home to Cornwall is Ella’s chance to love again…
Amazon Rating: 4.3/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5 stars
You’ll love this book if: you love second-chance stories
Twice in a Lifetime by Melissa Baron (2022)
Isla has fled the city for small-town Missouri in the wake of a painful and exhausting year. With her chronic anxiety at a fever pitch, the last thing she expects is to meet a genuine romantic prospect. And she doesn’t. But she does get a text from a man who seems to think he’s her husband. Obviously, a wrong number—except when she points this out, the mystery texter sends back a picture. Of them—on their wedding day.
Isla cautiously starts up a texting relationship with her maybe-hoax, maybe-husband Ewan, who claims to be reaching out from a few years into the future. Ewan knows Isla incredibly well, and seems to love her exactly as she is, which she can hardly fathom. But he’s also grieving, because in the future, he and Isla are no longer together.
Ewan is texting back through time to save her from a fate he is unwilling to share—and all she can do to prevent that fate is to learn to be happy, now, in the body she has, with the mind she has. The only trouble is the steps she takes in that direction might be steps away from a future with Ewan.
Amazon Rating: 4.2/5 stars
Goodreads Rating: 3.9/5 stars
You’ll love this book if: you loved The Time Traveler’s Wife