January 2020, Vol. 18


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases 
  2. Women's Fiction: Fresh Starts 
  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!

All the Silent Voices
by Elena Mikalsen

Twenty-one years ago, Emma Shephard was raped in college and forced to leave. She has since built a new life as a loving wife and parent with a successful marketing career, but her world is rocked when her rapist becomes her boss. Soon, Emma faces an impossible choice between keeping her safe life or pursuing justice, putting her family in danger.

For more information, please visit Elena's website. 

Secret Lives of Mothers & Daughters
by Anita Kushwaha

Veena, Mala and Nandini are three very different women with something in common. Out of love, each bears a secret that will haunt her life—and that of her daughter—when the risk of telling the truth is too great. But secrets have consequences. Particularly to Asha, the young woman on the cusp of adulthood who links them together.

For more information, please visit Anita's website. 

Women's Fiction: Fresh Starts

The first month of the new year is the perfect time to engage with characters who are embarking on a fresh start. Be inspired by one of these Women's Fiction reads from our member authors:


Fresh Start

by Patrice Locke




Start at the Beginning

by Judy Mollen Walters




The Last Year of the War

by Susan Meissner




Neverending Beginnings

by Mary Chris Escobar




All the Good Parts

by Loretta Nyhan




The Road to Bittersweet

by Donna Everhart 




The Promise Kitchen

by Peggy Lampman




The Good Neighbor

by Amy Sue Nathan




The Garden of Happy Endings

by Barbara O'Neal



Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Jennifer Gold writes book club fiction about the relationships of real, flawed women — love, past mistakes, redemption, and all the stuff in between. Critics at Booklist have called her characters “multifaceted” and her storylines “compelling” and “bittersweet.” Jenni is a travel-obsessed romantic and ambivert. When she’s not writing, you can find her sipping coffee, enjoying the outdoors, or curled up with a book. She loves nature documentaries and realistic hopefully-ever-afters. Jenni lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two cats.

Listen to the interview with Jennifer.

Enjoyed this newsletter? Forward it to your friends!
Received this newsletter from a friend
and want to get your own copy?
Sign up here to receive these monthly updates from WFWA.


Sharon Ritchey, Vice-President, Communications | [email protected]

Jacki Kelly, Vice-President, Programs | [email protected]

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