Women's Fiction

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New Girl in Little Cove

New Girl in Little Cove is a good old fashioned novel about trying to acclimate oneself to a new, tiny town and an entirely new situation. It’s one part Under the Tuscan Sun, another part To Sir, With Love. The population of Little Cove, Newfoundland,  is exactly 389 people in 1985 – 390 whe ...

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The Break-Up Book Club

The Breakup Book Club is a women’s fiction novel told from the viewpoint of four different narrators. A tale about losing love but finding yourself in the process, it’s a female -centric exploration of how, even if life throws us curve balls, we can still hit home runs. On the surface, Judith ...

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It Had To Be You

It Had to Be You features an ensemble cast of characters connected to each other through the wedding business in New York City. Though the story has its heavier moments, it is a mostly optimistic tale of love and friendship blossoming despite adversity. Liv and Eliot Goldenhorn have been partners ...

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The Secret Bridesmaid

The Secret Bridesmaid is a delightful romantic jaunt through the life of an enterprising young professional who takes on a huge project, and bites off a little more than she can chew. Sophie Breeze has an unusual job, but it’s also a secret. Since managing her cousin’s wedding freak-out, Soph ...

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Just Last Night

The publisher’s blurb for Just Last Night is extremely vague in describing the contents of what is a captivating and heartfelt tale about grief and how we deal with the inevitable secrets that are revealed when a loved one dies. As per AAR policy, I have given an overview of the first third of the ...

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My Ride Or Die

My Ride or Die is a story about sisterhood.  You can define sisterhood about a thousand different ways, but in Leslie Cohen’s book, it means that special kind of one-on-one friendship that causes you to build blanket forts and block away the outside world. Sophie and Amanda are easy to relate to, ...

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Maggie Finds Her Muse

When her partner of four years tells author Maggie Bliss her work – which pays the bills- is insignificant and demands she drops what she’s doing and whip up a meal for his guests, she decides it’s time to make some changes in her life. She kicks him out of her house and calls her agent Lee to ...

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Little Pieces of Me

Little Pieces of Me is a story told in dual timelines - one set in the present day and one in 1975. The current day timeline features forty-three-year-old Paige Meyer and the 1975 timeline features her mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Kaplan. It’s an interesting twist on a mother-daughter tale and one tha ...

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A Million Reasons Why

There’s something delightfully twisted about reading A Million Reasons Why just weeks before Christmas (which I happened to do, though this review won’t be published until March).  For it is a Christmas gift of a 23andMe style DNA testing kit that sets the plot going along on its delicious way. ...

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The Lost Apothecary

The Lost Apothecary, the début novel from Sarah Penner, is a story told in dual timelines – the present day and 1791. It tells the story of a modern day woman uncovering the secrets of an apothecary who, in 1791, used her skills to rid women of the men who plagued their lives. It is a strong firs ...