August 2019, Vol. 13


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases
  2. Women's Fiction: Summer Reads
  3. Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcasts

Read ON!

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

Check your inbox on the last Wednesday of every month for new women's fiction books that 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!

The Ingredients of Us 
by Jennifer Gold

Elle, an accomplished baker, has a recipe for every event in her life. But when she discovers her husband’s infidelity, she doesn’t know what to make of it. In an effort to find out what went wrong, Elle revisits past recipes and the events that inspired them. In piecing her life back together, will Elle learn to take the bitter with the sweet?

For more information, please visit Jennifer's website.  

The Perfect Fraud
by Ellen LaCorte

Claire Hathaway is a psychic faking reading tarot cards in Arizona. In New Jersey, Rena Cole is the mother of a very ill four-year-old.

When Claire and Rena meet, their worlds collide and each woman must discover critical truths but a little girl's fate hangs in the balance.

For more information, please visit Ellen's website.  

by Lorelei Brush

Shahnaz, a liberal but observant Muslim, is a nurse in northern Pakistan with a passion to help pregnant women deliver healthy babies. At her father's insistence, she marries into an extended family with a fundamentalist brother-in-law. The men's father dies, and as family head, the fundamentalist forbids her working. She rebels.

For more information, please visit Lorelei's website.  

Summer Squall
by Sarah Jones

Beth Gardner knows what she wants. As she approaches her thirtieth birthday, her life has progressed like a to-do list. But something is still missing. When she meets Mark Berger out dancing one night, it’s love at first tango. Six months later, she moves with him to southwest Florida. But will secrets of the deep pull them under? Beth is about to find out.

For more information, please visit Sarah's website.  

Women's Fiction: Summertime Reads!

Savor the last delicious days of summer with one of these seasonal Women's Fiction reads from our member authors:


Stranger on the Shore

by Marilyn Brant




Lighthouse Beach

by Shelley Noble




That Last Summer

by Sara LaFontain




Hurricane Season

by Lauren K. Denton




Digging In

by Loretta Nyhan




Carousel Beach

by Orly Konig




The Fifth of July

by Kelly Simmons




Finding Me

by Judith Keim




A Month of Summer

by Lisa Wingate





by Normandie Fischer





Breaking the Rules

by Emma Leigh Reed




Ephemeral Summer

by Sheila Myers




All the Breaking Waves

by Kerry Lonsdale





The Happiness in Between

by Grace Greene





The Education of Dixie Dupree

by Donna Everhart



Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Meet WFWA member Kathleen Barber—a former attorney, incurable wanderer, and yoga enthusiast. Originally from Galesburg, Illinois, she is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law. She now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and son. Her first novel Are You Sleeping is being adapted into a series called "Truth Be Told" for Apple TV+ by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine. Her second novel FOLLOW ME is forthcoming from Gallery Books.

 Learn more about Kathleen on her 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]