Women's Fiction

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The Clockmaker's Daughter

I hadn’t read a Kate Morton novel before picking up The Clockmaker’s Daughter, but her books have been recommended to me numerous times, leading to my having several of them on my shelves. When this novel became available for review I was eager to read it, certain this would give me the impetus ...

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A Spark of Light

A Spark of Light is the latest novel from bestselling author Jodi Picoult. In it, the author explores the timely issue of women's reproductive health, and the way the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate impacts the lives of people everywhere. When a gunman bursts into a women's reproductive health cen ...

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Not Our Kind

It was a dark and stormy night. Well, not really. It is however a rainy morning when our heroines meet. Eleanor Moskowitz is on the way to a job interview, frustrated by how her cab is stuck in traffic as the minutes tick away, when the impact occurs. The blow to the back of the cab pushes her into ...

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Hidden Among the Stars

I know whenever I pick up a novel about World War Two that I will most likely be reading a story that has a lot of heartache and sorrow in it. I hadn’t, however, expected Hidden Among the Stars to affect me quite as powerfully as it did. A haunting, atmospheric tale of love and loss, this book wil ...

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A Girl Divided

I absolutely adore historical novels that center around the Second World War, but I will admit to being the tiniest bit tired of all the books set in either Europe or America. So when I saw that A Girl Divided took place in China, I was eager to read it, thinking it would give me a different perspec ...

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The Sapphire Widow

Growing up, the novels of M.M. Kaye and Mary Stewart were heavy favorites of mine. Their books were all about the British Colonial period and took place in exotic locales, extolling the mannerisms and lifestyle of an era long gone by.  In The Sapphire Widow, Dinah Jeffries recaptures the elegant pr ...

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Belleweather

Fans of Susanna Kearsley have waited three years for Bellewether and I think the majority will find that this novel lives up to their hopes and expectations. Charley Van Hoek doesn’t believe in ghosts, but she does believe in family. When her brother dies, Charley goes to Long Island’s Norths ...

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How to Be Famous

First things first, dear reader. If you have never read anything by Ms. Moran, this book is not the place to start. Not only is it a sequel to her first novel, How to Build a Girl, but the author has a particular writing cadence that - shall we say - takes getting used to. Her non-fiction works have ...

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Between You and Me

In Susan Wiggs’ newest offering, Caleb Stoltz is chafing at his Amish life. When his nephew is involved in a life threatening accident, he’s forced to confront the tension between his longing for the English world and his commitment to his family. Dr. Reese Powell is on hand when Caleb’s nephe ...

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America for Beginners

Leah Franqui’s America for Beginners takes a disparate group of Indian-American emigrants (and one white woman) on a trip to California.  They each have a different goal, and they all must stick together to survive the concrete wilderness before them. Pival Sengupta is a woman on a mission. Sh ...