February 2019, Vol. 7


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases
  2. Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Read ON!

Welcome to WFWA's reader-focused newsletter, Read ON!

Check your inbox the last Wednesday of every month for new women's fiction books you'll want to read!

Check out our series of author-interview podcasts!

Debut Author Podcasts

Quick links to past episodes:

Romalyn Tilghman (To the Stars Through Difficulties)

Heather Frimmer (Bedside Manners)

Denitta Ward (Somewhere Still)

Marianne Hansen (The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger)

Find Great Books on Goodreads

Did you know all of the women’s fiction books by WFWA members are on a Goodreads shelf?  You can find them here.

Recent Releases

We now have a special Monthly Highlights shelf on Goodreads, where you can get full information on the books listed below. Thanks for reading, reviewing, and sharing with your friends!

Sophie Last Seen by Marlene Adelstein

Six years after ten-year-old Sophie went missing from a shopping mall, her mother, Jesse, is living in a self-destructive limbo as any sense of closure eludes her. Jesse is reunited with her daughter’s best friend, Star, who carries her own secrets about that day. These two wounded souls follow clues left by Sophie, hoping for answers to her disappearance.

For more information, please visit Marlene's website.  

The Process of Fraying by Jess Neal Woods

The life that is woven between Violet’s farm and family is one of harmony and beauty. When she begins to struggle with depression, Violet is alarmed. Having no understanding of what is happening within her, she turns to the religious and medical communities for guidance. Both fail her, and Violet must determine what it means to strip power from stigma and heal apart from community.

For more information, please visit Jess's website

Safe Harbor by Elizabeth Penney

A woman seeking her birth mother after a closed adoption, a newly retired couple trying to rekindle the spark in their marriage, and a young doctor hoping to make amends with the woman he loves meet at the historic, charming, and healing Magnolia Harbor Inn.


For more information, please visit Elizabeth's website.

No Longer Yours by Sara LaFontain

When Cherry Waites’ marriage publicly implodes, she flees the humiliation to start a new life on a remote island, where she hopes to find the strength to heal and move on. Through a series of unsent letters to her ex-husband and a burgeoning friendship with a local man, she starts to realize that perhaps the key to her future happiness is under her control.

For more information, please visit Sara's website.  

The Object of Your Affections          by Falguni Kothari

Paris Kahn Fraser, a workaholic with a tragic past, thinks she’s found the perfect solution to starting the family her husband has always wanted. She asks Naira Dalmia, her widowed best friend who’s recently moved to New York, to be a gestational surrogate for their baby. The Object of Your Affections is the story of two modern women, navigating modern relationships and life’s hardest choices.

For more information, please visit Falguni's website

Head Over Feet in Love by Patti F. Smith

A feminist romance book about two lost souls who find each other. Rebecca lives with bipolar disorder, Mike lives in seclusion with a facial difference. When Rebecca literally lands on Mike's doorstep during a severe storm, neither expects how their lives will change. This book is about how living with impairments is not the be all, end all of one's existence and how you can still live a full life, tell your story, fall in love.

For more information, please visit Patti's website.

Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Meet WFWA member Kaela Coble. A degree in communications first led Kaela into copywriting before she became disillusioned with the marketing of cloud solutions and "sustainable" chemicals. Now she works as an executive assistant to free up creative energy for her true passion: working with words. Her debut novel, Friends And Other Liars was published in 2018 by Sourcebooks Landmark.

Kaela is a voracious reader, and hopeless addict to bad television and good chocolate. She lives with her husband in St. Albans, Vermont, and is a devoted mother to their rescued chuggle, Gus. Learn more on Kaela's website.

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Kerstin March, Vice-President, Communications | [email protected]

Lainey Cameron, Vice-President, Programs | [email protected]

Robin Facer, Editor, Read ON! | [email protected]