Women's Fiction

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The Summer We Lost Her

The Summer We Lost Her is the latest novel from author Tish Cohen. Part mystery and part exploration of a family in crisis, it's a book that's sure to evoke big feelings in its readers. The past several years have been a whirlwind for Matt and Elise Sorenson. Matt is a lawyer, on the verge of mak ...

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Mrs. Everything

Jennifer Weiner is known for writing remarkably emotive books about women, their struggles, and their triumphs. In Mrs. Everything, she does this again, but in a much bigger, bolder way than before. Jo and Bethie Kaufman are sisters, growing up in 1950s Detroit and leading lives that are pretty a ...

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Sisters of Summer's End

Sisters of Summer’s End is a decent little story about two women who take a leap into bigger and better things after a lifetime of insular attitudes.  While the book pulls focus on one of the romantic relationships fostered by one of our heroines, the best part of the story is their newfound frie ...

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Waisted

I'm always ready for a story with a strong revenge plot, so I was super excited to get my hands on a copy of Waisted, the latest novel from author Randy Susan Meyers. I dove in, eager to get lost in a story rife with revenge, but sadly, the novel didn't deliver quite what I was expecting. All her ...

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City of Girls

In this brand-new love letter to New York City, the follies of youth and the joys of the theater, Eat Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert brings us the uneven story of a woman named Vivian Morris. Morris comes to New York for a summer vacation in 1940 and never really leaves – and tells us about it ...

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The Summer of Sunshine & Margot

Susan Mallery’s The Summer of Sunshine and Margot is the story of two sisters who are complete opposites struggling with old baggage and new lives. No matter how difficult things get, the Baxter girls are always there for one another.  Having been abandoned by their mother at birth, they were ...

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Searching for Sylvie Lee

Searching for Sylvie Lee, the beautiful, mesmerizing new novel by Jean Kwok, has been named a ‘Most Anticipated’ book  by  Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping,  and a host of other publications.  I’ve been anticipating it since I finished her excellent Mambo in Chinatown in 2014. While this st ...

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The Printed Letter Bookshop

The Printed Letter Bookshop is a pleasant enough story that trips over its own execution and runs afoul of its narrative choices but manages to avoid total failure by anchoring itself in the warmth of its main characters - three women from different worlds who come together to manage a bookstore aft ...

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The One Who's Not the One

The One Who’s Not the One is a simple book with a simple premise; light as air, it falls into a comfortable pocket between women’s fiction and contemporary romance.  It’s fairly funny and pretty cute, but it doesn’t distinguish itself enough to be worth more than a quick beach read. Lond ...

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The Friend Zone

Kristen Peterson runs a dog products business from her home, partly because she likes it, partly to spite the mother who wanted her to be a lawyer, and partly because her crippling uterine fibroids have made office schedules a challenge. Josh Copeland, new firefighter in town, keeps getting thrown t ...