If you like Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

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Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner: Popular television personality Valerie Adler turns to her long-forgotten, Illinois hometown friend Addie Downs when she runs into a bit of trouble involving betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets.

Her books feature heroines who are smart and funny, but very believable.  Some other titles that feature great contemporary women are:

As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs
Astonished when her seemingly devoted husband is found murdered in a prostitute's apartment, Susie, a mother of four-year-old triplets, bristles at her neighbors' mixed reactions and tackles everyone from her husband's partners to the DA to restore her family's honor.  (from summary)

 


Chasing Harry Winston by Lauren Weisberger
Book editor Leigh, chef Emmy and wealthy Adriana make a pact to change their disappointing lives within a year. Emmy vows to find the father of her future babies, and Latin temptress Adriana decides to settle on just one of her rich suitors.  (from summary)

 

 

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie
Entreated by her ex-husband to help with two orphans recently placed in his custody, a closure-seeking Andie discovers the task to be much harder than anticipated in light of the orphans' delinquent antics, a haunting, and Andie's rekindled feelings. (from summary)

 

 

Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
How can you know someone you've never met? Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets an attractive doctor, who persuades him to donate blood. It's the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time. (from summary)

 

 

This Charming Man by Marian Keyes
A tale told from the viewpoints of four different women traces their experiences of heartbreak at the hands of up-and-coming Dublin politician Paddy de Courcy, a charismatic womanizer who hids the truth about his fickle nature.   (summary)

 

 

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years.  (from summary)

 

 

Wedding Season by Katie Fforde
Sarah Stratford is a wedding planner hiding a rather inconvenient truth--she doesn't believe in love. Or not for herself, anyway. But she somehow finds herself agreeing to organize two more, on the same day and only two months away.  (from summary)

 


What I Did For Love by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
A down-on-her-luck movie actress runs into her detestable former co-star - dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard - in Las Vegas and gets caught up in a ridiculous incent that leads to a calamitous elopement.  (from summary)

 

 

What Looks Like Crazy by Charlotte Hughes
Psychologist Kate Holly's own life has become the stuff of intensive therapy. She's divorcing her gorgeous firefighter husband, she has an eccentric secretary, her mother and aunt have erected a vaguely sexual sculpture in her front yard, and her psychiatrist ex-boyfriend won't stop calling to find out what color panties she's wearing. (from summary)


 

World and Town by Gish Jen
Two years after burying her husband and best friend, 68-year-old Hattie Kong moves to a small New England town where she is joined by a Cambodian family and reunited with an ex-lover before tackling challenges in the form of fundamentalist Christians and struggling family farms.  (from summary)