February 2020, Vol. 19


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases 
  2. Women's Fiction: Love Stories 
  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:

Heather Frimmer (Bedside Manners)

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!

by Rebecca Hodge

When Kat Jamison retreats to the Blue Ridge Mountains, she's counting on peace and solitude to help her make a difficult decision. Can she face yet another round of chemotherapy or should she surrender gracefully? But when she and two children are trapped in a raging forest fire, Kat must discover a fire within herself---the burning will to survive.

For more information, please visit Rebecca's website. 

Learning to Bend
by Michelle Davis

Confused and unsure of who she is after calling off her wedding, Jenna Moore leaves a safe and predictable life in Boston to move to Bend, Oregon, hoping to find answers there. It’s when she meets Jackson, a former SEAL who battles his own demons, that Jenna begins to embrace risks, discover her true self, and realize what’s kept her from learning to bend.

For more information, please visit Michelle's website. 

Women's Fiction: Love Stories

Whether February means you're celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or just cozying up with a book you love, it's the perfect month to pick up one of these romantic Women's Fiction reads from our member authors:


If This Were a Love Story

by Jessica Topper  




The Unfinished Garden

by Barbara Claypole White




Sweet Talk

by Judith Keim




Wrapped in the Stars

by Elena Mikalsen




The Art of Inheriting Secrets

by Barbara O'Neal




How Do You Know?

by Meredith Schorr




The Last Dreamer

by Barbara Josselsohn




A Promise of Fireflies

by Susan Haught




Forks, Knives and Spoons

by Leah DeCesare




For Hannah, With Love

by Margaret K. Johnson  



Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist and a lifelong literary nerd. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Queen of Hearts was her debut novel and her second, The Antidote For Everything, released February 18, 2020. 

Listen to the interview with Kimmery.

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