Recommended by Dawn Renton
I’m not normally one for a romance novel, but this titled jumped out to me as it paraphrases a line from Notting Hill, the only chick flick I can stand.
The book tells the story of Jenny Taylor, 27, a receptionist at the local doctor’s surgery. She’s had a rocky start in life but after her best friend gives her ‘The Smiling Fanny Manifesto’ – a list of 10 things to each day to keep the blues away things start to look up. And, of course, that’s when everything decides to go very wrong.
She meets musician Joe King, then her workaholic boyfriend Matt proposes.
Then to top it all off, her mum leaves her dad and decides to move in with Jenny for a spot of mother-daughter bonding. This book will make you laugh and cry and you will immediately fall in love with the characters and have your favourite. For me it was Joe King. Everybody loves a handsome and charming rock boy. If only he were real! This book will make you wish you were just a girl, standing in front of a boy.