Category Archives: Women’s Fiction

Review: The Book of Someday by Dianne Dixon

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (September 3, 2013) ISBN-10: 1402285728 Source:  Publisher “No matter how painful your life has been, you have the choice to learn from your past and then leave it. You have the choice. Every day. To love and be loved. To find your purpose. To work and to give. And to shape your […]

Review: The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank

Hardcover: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow; First Edition edition (June 11, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062132466 Source: Publisher Leslie Anne Greene Carter is just about to turn sixty. She married young to Wesley and a majority of her life has been devoted to being a good wife and a doting mother. In their Atlanta social circle, she […]

Review: Porch Lights by Dorothea Benton Frank

Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (April 23, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062211765 Source: Publisher While Jackie McMullen is serving her country overseas as a military nurse her husband Jimmy, a fireman, is killed when the floor in a building he is attempting to save from fire collapses. Jackie and her and ten-year-old son, […]

Review: And Then I Found You by Patti Callahan Henry

Hardcover: 272 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (April 9, 2013) ISBN-10: 0312610769 Source: Publisher Kate Vaughan has a successful life: a caring family, a wonderfully devoted boyfriend and a thriving boutique. Yet when she imagines her life before her, she can’t help but remiss to the life she had before with her first love, Jack. […]

Review: The Secret of Nightingale Palace by Dana Sachs

Paperback: 368 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (February 19, 2013) ISBN-10: 0062201034 Source: Publisher Anna is shocked when she receives a phone call from her grandmother, Goldie. The two haven’t seen each other in five years after Goldie made it clear how she felt about Anna’s husband, Ford. Ford has since passed way […]

Review: The Lion Is in by Delia Ephron

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (January 29, 2013) ISBN-10: 0452298938 Source: Publisher Three women are on the run. Tracee is a kleptomaniac, running from a life spiraling out of control. Her best friend, Lana, is alcoholic who just happened to be with Tracee when she decided to bolt. She stole a great deal […]

Mini-Review: The Good Daughter by Jane Porter

Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Berkley Trade; 1 edition (February 5, 2013) ISBN-10: 0425253422 Source: Publisher Kit Brennan has always been a good girl, the good daughter, as far as her family is concerned. She’s teacher at a Catholic school, attends Mass every weekend, and wants to go the traditional route as far as marriage and having children are concerned. […]

Review: Everything Was Good-bye by Gurjinder Basran

Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: Pintail; Reprint edition (December 31, 2012) ISBN-10: 0143186817 Source: Publisher Meena is the youngest of six daughters raised by a widowed mother. Her family, native of India, continues to hold on to many of their culture’s customs. A young woman in her last year of high-school, Meena struggles to continue to honor tradition while living […]

Review: The Meryl Streep Movie Club by Mia March

Paperback: 352 pages Publisher: Gallery Books; Original edition (June 19, 2012) ISBN-10: 145165539 Source: Publisher (for She Reads) After their parents died in a car accident, June and Isabel moved into their Aunt Lolly’s inn on the Maine Coast, joining Lolly’s daughter Kat. This new living situation was a challenge for all of them especially […]

Review: A Simple Thing by Kathleen McCleary

Paperback: 304 pages Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 24, 2012) ISBN-10: 0062106236 Source: Publisher Susannah Delaney, her husband Matt and two children Katie and Quinn, live a hectic life in busy suburban Virginia. Katie, a teenager, is showing signs of rebellion by sneaking out late at night and drinking. She’s involved with a […]