Chick lit gets holy. Upcoming titles include:
* … Kristin Billerbeck’s What a Girl Wants, about a 31-year-old patent attorney looking for a nice Christian guy who doesn’t live with his mother.
* … Sisterchicks Do the Hula by Robin Jones Gunn. According to fiction marketing director Sandy Muller, the first “chick lit goes to church” novel was Hula’s prequel, Sisterchicks on the Loose, out in June. It is the tale of two women, friends for 20 years, who cut loose in Finland. Now they are off to Hawaii. The series “will grab any over-30-year-old female gazing nervously at the second half of her life,” says Muller.
* … Theodora’s Diary by Penny Culliford. The romance by the English author will be followed by Theodora’s Wedding.
* … Harlequin launches The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer about a 30-year-old heroine who struggles with her weight, bad dates and meddling relatives who want to know why she’s not married. Being active in her church doesn’t preclude searching for Mr. Right.