Ha ha ha ha welcome, welcome everyone to Chatting With the Chicks of Chick Lit. I’m your host, Chuck Lottateeth, and I am so thrilled to be able to introduce you to some of the most fascinating characters in literature today. I’m talking about the leading ladies of Chick Lit—those enchanting, romantic, darling, sexy, sweet, funny, headstrong—and, let’s face it, sometimes downright frustrating—modern women who headline this fabulously fun genre. I’m sure you’re going to love getting the skinny on these “novel” heroines, and who knows? You might just find your new BFF on the pages of one of these books!
Without further ado, please put your hands together and show some love for today’s guests Annabel O’Conner and her mother, Beatrice Buchanan, from Plan Bea. For those of you who don’t know, Anna and Bea have had quite a strained relationship. Anna is putting (or trying to) put her feelings aside and help her mother plan a wedding.
If you were a shoe, what kind of shoe would you be?
Bea: Well that’s easy Chuck. I would be a Prada shoe. They are my favorite after all. Look, I am wearing a pair right now.
Anna: Unlike my mother, I try to make people feel comfortable. I’d be worn sneaker.
What are the three items you would absolutely need to have with you if you were shipwrecked on a desert island?
Anna: A picture of my son Harley and daughter Violet, my phone, and my Kindle. Maybe if I were stranded I would finally get to finish reading a book.
Bea: A five star hotel… That’s all I need.
If you had only $15 to spend, what would be the perfect date? $50? $5,000?
Bea: $15? Did I hear you correctly? I am sorry, but any man who only would spend $15 or $50 for that matter on me isn’t a man I would want to be with. Now don’t get me wrong. I am not materialistic, but I do think a man needs to impress a woman he is interested in. Now, I do think $5000 is over the top. But I wouldn’t complain if some gentleman decided to jet me off to Paris for a romantic dinner.
Anna: I remember when I first started dating my husband. Most of the best times we had didn’t even cost much money. For $15 I’d love to go for a walk on the beach at night. $50 pizza and a movie would be perfect. And for $5000, I can’t even imagine.
Your best friend is asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?
Anna: My best friend would describe me as caring, funny, good cook, a loving mother and extremely open and honest.
Bea: My best friend would describe me as generous, brutally honest, a good bridge player, fashionable, and always prompt.
Your nemesis is also asked to describe you in five words. What would they be?
Bea: I really don’t have many flaws.
Anna: cough… cough… cough…
Bea: Okay, maybe I do have one or two. But five is pushing it, don’t you think. But I will play. My nemesis would describe me as being obsessively prompt, tough, not too patient, quick to complain, and slightly judgmental. Hmm. That was easier then I thought.
Anna: My nemesis would say I worry too much about what other people think, I don’t speak my mind often enough, I hold grudges, I’m always late, and I am accident prone.
If you could be the heroine in any chick flick, who would it be and why?
Bea: I’d be Miranda Priestly in a heartbeat.
Anna: I think you already are. Oh, did I say that out loud? Sorry. Giggle Giggle… But seriously, I think I would be Kimmy Long in Blogger Girl. I always thought it would be so fun to be a book blogger. Maybe once Harley and Violet are older, and I have more free time, I’ll give it a shot.
Thank you very much ladies for chatting with me. To learn more about Anna and Bea and to find out if their relationship is repairable… click HERE
We live our entire lives thinking we know those closest to us. But do we ever really?
On the outside, Annabel O’Conner has it all – the perfect husband, two adorable children, an amazing job, and a mother from hell! Just when she gives up trying to regain her overbearing mother’s love, an unexpected call turns her world around and makes Annabel question everything she believes about her life.
Could falling in love give a cold, stubborn, and selfish woman a second chance to open her heart back up to her family?
Beatrice Buchanan has spent more years than she can remember distancing herself from everyone close to her. She barely has a relationship with her grandchildren. The only time she manages to have a one way conversation with her daughter is during her weekly fifteen-minute commute to the nail salon. When Bea meets Walter on a cruise she realizes there may be more to life than designer clothes, killer handbags, and impressing the ladies at her posh country club.
As the mother and daughter duo team up to plan “Long Island’s wedding of the year” they confront the secrets and lies that have defined them. This humorous emotionally honest women’s contemporary fiction novel will tug at your heartstrings and the twist ending will shock you.
“Although a light read, the subject matter was very sad at times and I found myself choking back tears, but in a good way! It was so authentically heart wrenching yet often very funny too. The characters were so well fleshed out and three dimensional – no one was perfect and no one was fatally flawed – like real life. I thought the twist was genius!” – Meredith Schorr Best Selling Author