- These are novels by women, about women, written for women. The issues dealt with are relevant, they may not be an accurate reflection of my life but they strike a chord.
- They are beautifully written. I’m not saying every chick lit is, there are badly written ones but then that’s the same across the board. Good chick lit authors, actually scrap that, great chick lit authors are fantastic writers, the books are gripping, the plots well planned, the characters go beyond the pages and the stories are heart-breaking and hilarious.
- They are entertaining. I’ve read my fair share of the “great works of literature” and whilst I enjoyed a few of them I spent more time slogging my way through them trying to work out why they’re considered so great than I did enjoying them. These books aren’t written to change the world they’re written to entertain us and to give us a chance to take a step back from life and indulge.
- On a personal note they gave me faith that I could have imperfections and still find my way in life.
I was really shocked at how many high ratings this books received on Goodreads. I thought it was poorly plotted, rushed, predictable and incredibly annoying. The main character did nothing to warm herself to you and many of the other characters are so one dimensional it’s difficult to remember they exist. Throughout the book the main characters life history is drip fed, but it’s like part way through the IV was taken away. We never really get enough information to understand her and know her. It’s as if the author just ran out of time to develop it and just had to get it finished.
This is most apparent in the final chapters, it’s the equivalent of and I woke up and it was all a dream. Georgie’s sudden acceptance of her father, her happiness at him giving her best friend away, a brief reference to her starting to design and make clothes, it’s almost a bullet point epilogue that just makes no sense! I feel most let down by the development of the main male characters. At the end we’re meant to be excited about the prospective future with Tom, and yet his character has been so distant throughout the book with no personality developed that we’re left with a fickle heroine going for the rich good looking guy.
I know there are more in the series but with great writers like Freya North releasing new books I’d save your time and avoid anything at Carrington’s