My firm had a table at a Chick Lit Luncheon (doesn't that sound like a fun work event??) so my work friend and I took a few young banker clients with us. To prepare, we decided we just had to read a book by the speaker. Allison Winn Scotch has written three (maybe four) books along the lines of Emily Giffin - chick lit but with a serious theme.
The One I Want is about Tilly Farmer, a girl who married her high school sweat heart, has a great job, lives in her home town and is trying for a baby (sound familiar??). Then, after visiting a fortune teller's tent at a local fair, she gets the gift of "clarity" and starts to see her life for what it really is. She questions her choices - examining what she really wants her life to be.
Overall, good chick lit. Solid female character, a love interest, relationship drama, some introspection and a quick read. I might read her other books, but there are a lot of books on my list that have priority.
Read: April 2012