MomLit (or MommyLit) is similar to ChickLit (light, humorous books about women experiencing life issues), with the exception that the protagonist is married and a mother. Most MomLit stories feature a wildly rich and successful Manhattan-ite who marries a gorgeous man and has a child. While the woman attempts to look perfect to others, her world is falling apart. A dose of romance and humor make these excellent beach reads.
Description: An ambitious British lawyer married to an American and living in New York City, Quinn is successfully juggling her career and impending motherhood, until she is confined to complete bed rest for the final three months of her pregnancy.
Description: Reassessing her family life in the wake of her younger sister’s troubles and a colicky new baby, Quinn and her husband become involved in a young single mother’s custody battle throughout the course of a summer in rural Connecticut.
Description: A gorgeous debut romantic comedy about marriage, mistakes, and mending them
Description: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love? What happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things? First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes–a baby carriage. Isn’t that what all women want?
Description: Her belief in the power of beauty shattered when her fiancé dumps her for a plain woman, a pregnant Darcy flees to London and struggles to rebuild her glamorous life before realizing that her past methods no longer work.
Description: When guidance counselor Lara Stone unexpectedly finds herself pregnant, she struggles to adjust to the idea of motherhood and her own feelings of inadequacy as a woman and wife.
Description: Lara soon finds that sleepless nights, S&M-like pumping bras, and a raging case of the post-baby blues are the least of her problems.
Description: In a parody of motherhood among the upper echelons of Manhattan society, Hannah Allen finds herself caught up in the competitive whirl of high-stakes parenting, thanks to her chic new friends and overbearing, socially conscious mother-in-law.
Description: Becky is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed, especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. But when her must-have celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky’s perfect world starts to crumble.
Description: Nothing comes between Becky Brandon and her bargains. Neither act of God nor budget crunch can shatter her dreams of wall-to-wall Prada. But now Becky faces her greatest little challenge yet: her two-year-old daughter, Minnie.
Description: Preparing to enroll her daughter in private school, Helen Drager finds herself overwhelmed by the political undertaking, her friend’s precarious position as an admissions officer, and her husband’s attempts to set up a bribe.
Description: Ruby Silverman, the single owner of an exclusive baby boutique, is stunned when her fifty-year-old mother announces she is pregnant and decides it is time to get busy herself, but her relationship with handsome gynecologist Sam Epstien is threatened by her discovery of a shady baby-brokering business.
Description: Jamie Whitfield lives in the wealthiest section of Manhattan. And she has most everything – but what she doesn’t have is a full-time father figure for her struggling nine-year-old son, Dylan. Enter the manny…
Description: Taylor Young had always dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and married to a handsome, successful man. Now that her perfectly crafted, posh life and marriage seem to be crumbling, her archrival Marta Zinsser seems to be her only true friend.
Description: Jane Porter returns with another entertaining tale of a bohemian, single working mother who finds herself at odds with the stay-at-home, alpha moms.
Description: When turbocharged Park Avenue mom Ivy Ames finds she’s been downsized from her high-powered corporate job and her marriage, she swiftly realizes that she’s going to need a whole new way to support herself and her two private-school daughters.
Description: Feeling frazzled in her life as a Manhattan stay-at-home mom with two preschool age children, Jennifer Bradley considers returning to work while tackling challenges at the playground, in play groups, and at birthday parties.
Description: When her daughter wins a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Metropolitan preschool, Laura thinks she’s struck the educational jackpot. Now, Laura must secure Anna’s future among New York’s top-drawer toddlers.
Description: Two blue lines appear on Sophie’s pregnancy test. How does a baby fit in with a hectic job, a chaotic social life, and the absence of Max, the Y chromosome in the equation, who has moved to San Francisco?
Description: A chef, an event planner, and a basketball player’s wife find their marriages and careers in Philadelphia challenged by new motherhood, difficult schedules, and infidelity.
Description: Kate’s move to suburbia has been full of unpleasant surprises, including a local murder. Kate is determined to solve the crime, leading her to the discovery of dirty secrets.
Description: The mother of a six-month-old daughter, Amy Crane is trying to decide whether or not to resume her high-pressure PR job, while dealing with feelings of being unattractive and worrying that her child’s father is having an affair.
Description: For Thanksgiving Day, the fourteen pigs in the Jambonneau family trim their trees to look like turkeys, but wake up one morning to find they have all been stolen.