November 2020, Vol. 25


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases 
  2. Women's Fiction: with Historical Elements 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:

Tracy Emerson Wood (The Engineer's Wife)                               ____________________________

Jaqueline Kang (The Club)   ____________________________

Carole Lahines (Someday Everything Will All Make Sense)   ____________________________

Diane Barnes (More Than)

William Schreiber (Someone to watch Over)

Dianne Romain (The Trumpet Lesson)

Lisa Braxton (The Talking Drum)

Sherri Leimkuhler (What's Left Untold)


Elizabeth Gauffreau (Telling Sonny)

 Kelly Duran (Can't Take It Back)

 Jae Hodges (The Rose and the Whip)

 Jamie Beck (If You Must Know)

 Sharina Harris  (Im)perfectly Happy

 Kathleen West (Minor Dramas and Other Catastrophes)

 Alison Hammer (You and Me and Us)


Sally Suen (Crystal Cove)

 Diane Byington (If She Had Stayed)


Donna Koros Stramella (Coffee Killed My Mother)

 Rebecca Hodge (Wildland)

Barbara Linn Probst (Queen of the Owls)

Joanne Kukanza Easley (Sweet Jane)

Linda Rosen (The Disharmony of Silence)

Michelle Davis (Learning to Bend)

Kimmery Martin (The Queen of Hearts)



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!

After Everything
by Andrea Nourse

 All Abby Rhodes wants is a chance to pursue her songwriting dreams. When she leaves her husband on Christmas Eve and puts their Missouri hometown in her rearview mirror, she heads straight to Nashville and onto the doorstep of her estranged father. But in typical Abby fashion, nothing goes as planned. If Abby can’t reconcile her history with her future, she might lose out on her dreams and her second chance at finding love.

 For more information, please visit Andrea's website. 

Return to Magnolia Bloom
by Paula Adler
Her marriage was magical. Until it wasn’t…
With divorce looming, Paige MacInnes isn’t sure what to do with herself. She’s spent so much time being everything to everyone else that she’s pretty sure she’s forgotten how to just be Paige, the woman.
Maybe she’ll be able to find herself again in Magnolia Bloom…

 For more information, please visit Paula's website. 

by Regina Buttner

A guilt-ridden young wife and mother struggles to keep a long-ago sexual assault and pregnancy a secret from her ambitious husband whose career aspirations depend upon her silence and her unswerving loyalty to him.



For more information, please visit Regina's website. 

Shades of Brilliance
by Eleanor Chance

When Celeste Gabriele, an impoverished nanny in Renaissance Venice, meets Maestro Luciano Vicente, she risks losing all she holds dear, maybe even her life, to become his secret protégé and pursue her passion to become a master painter and win the heart of the nobleman she loves.


For more information, please visit Eleanor's website. 

Women's Fiction: Family Dramas

In this strange year of isolation, dive into these books that capture the best and worst of family drama.


The Far End of Happy

by Kathryn Craft 




A Door Between Us

by Ehsaneh Sadr




A Good Family

by A H Kim




Secret Lives of Mothers and Daughters

by Anita Kushwaha 




Before We Were Yours

by Lisa Wingate 





The Perfect Son

by Barbara Claypole White




 Their Last Chance

by Leanne Treese




Zook's Corner

by T. A. Munroe




You and Me and Us

by Alison Hammer 




True Places

by Sonja Yoerg 




Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Fiction author, freelance journalist, fiction writing instructor, blogger and former newspaper reporter, Anju was born in India but grew up in Hong Kong. She has also lived and been published in Singapore, India, Australia, New Jersey and Connecticut in cover stories, fiction, feature, news, interviews, travel, perspective pieces and more. She finally dug her roots in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, with her husband, 2 dashing boys and a rebel lion-head rabbit. 

Duty and Desire’ the debut in her Winds of Fire series, was a June 2, 2020 release. The series has been optioned by Justin Shenkarow, Double Strings Inc. for adaptation to film / TV series. Anju hopes her books will bridge cultures and break barriers.


Listen to the interview with Anju.

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