Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns is from the perspective of a 14-year-old boy in early 19th-century Georgia. His grandmother dies at the beginning of the book, and not a month later, his grandfather has married a lovely 30-year-old outsider younger than both his grieving -- and shocked -- daughters. (That sounds like it would be kind of smutty, but it's not.) She wove in all kinds of stories from her father's childhood, and some of them are hysterical.
Bridget Jones books and the Shopaholic series are great if you want light chick lit.
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