Chick Lit Plus Book Reviews

My latest Chick Lit Plus book review is for The Carolyne Letters by Abagail B. Calkin.  Sorry to inundate you all with so many reviews lately, but it’s been a busy book time.  I promise to get back to “regular blogs” in the next week or so.  I think I’m ready – I think.


The Carolyne Letters

By Abigail. B. Calkin

A book review by Allie Smith

This story is presented in the form of a personal journal.  Amelia Gifford is studying at Edinburgh University in Scotland, 1964, when she discovers she’s pregnant.   As with any unplanned pregnancy, especially in the early 1960’s, the situation is complicated.  Although Amelia’s in love with the father of the baby, she knows they have no future together.  This leaves Amelia with a difficult decision to make. The book is divided into sections, with the first section laying out the events leading up to the pregnancy.   In the remaining three sections, each of Amelia’s choices is played out, which reminded me of Sliding Doors with the whole question of “what if?”  Continue







New Fall Shows Are Almost Here

My first entertainment piece posted on Chick Lit Plus today.  You can read the beginning of the article here and then link over, to read the rest.


I have a confession to make.  I’m a TV junkie.  I know it’s not cool to admit this in literary circles, especially if you’re a lover of writing and books.  The arrival of fall signals that the new television season is upon us (most premiers are airing the week of September 23rd, after the Emmys).  In this year’s new crop of shows, there are many choices to ponder!  Here’s the scoop based on my recon, and I must say, I’m very grateful for my DVR.

773x557[1]Betrayal on ABC Sundays, 10p.m. EST.  The trailer for this one is hot and it looks like a perfect companion to its lead-in, Revenge.  The show is about an unhappily married woman who starts an affair with a man after a “chance” encounter at a party.  They initially try to resist, but the attraction proves to be too much.  The catch?  Turns out the woman’s lovah is none-other than the defense attorney for the criminal her husband is prosecuting in a high profile murder trial.  Uh-oh.  I think this sounds awesome, but I’m a bit nervous because some critics don’t seem as excited as I am.


Read about more of the new fall shows at CLP , then come back here and tell me what you think.  Or you can comment on CLP.  I’d love to hear about what you’re planning to check out when the new season begins.  Did I miss any new shows you’re excited to see?