December 2019, Vol. 17


In This Issue...

  1. Monthly Highlights
  2. Women's Fiction: Winter and Holiday 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.

Monthly Highlights

Did you know...

This year, WFWA members released 24 new works of women's fiction!

Still need another couple of books to meet your TBR goal for the year? Missing one last gift for that special someone? Want to make your holiday travel more enjoyable?

Browse the books below — or check out our special Monthly Highlights shelf on Goodreads, to find the perfect title. Thanks for reading, reviewing, and sharing with your friends!

Women's Fiction: Winter and Holiday Reads

Here's hoping you can find time this December to curl up in a comfy chair with a warm drink, a crackling fire, and one of these wintery Women's Fiction reads from our member authors:


No Longer Yours

by Sara LaFontain




The Winter Loon

by Lori Henriksen




Last Christmas in Paris

by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor




A Long Thaw

by Katie O'Rourke




Christmas at the Beach House Hotel

by Judith Keim




One Imperfect Christmas

by Myra Johnson




A Newport Christmas Wedding

by Shelley Noble





Dreaming in Chocolate

by Susan Bishop Crispell




The Invisibles

by Rachel Dacus




Merry Mary

by Ashley Farley



Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Kathleen Barber is 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 on February 25, 2020.

Listen to the interview with Kathleen.

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

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