Welcome to the Real World by Carole Matthews was an enjoyable read. It's a romance, but with enough layers to pass for chick lit. It's warm and touching, humorous and poignant. Predictable, yes. But so is the whole genre.
From the blurb: Fern Kendal dreams that one day her talent will be 'discovered'
and that singing in the local pub with her oldest friend Carl will be
nothing but a distant memory. There again, in the real world dreams like
that never come true. Or do they?