August 2018, Vol. 1


In This Issue...

  1. Author Happy Hour
  2. Recent Releases
  3. Debut Author Podcasts

Read ON!

Welcome to the inaugural issue of WFWA's reader-focused newsletter, Read ON!

Check your inbox the last Wednesday of every month for new women's fiction books you'll want to read!

Check out our series of author-interview podcasts!

Debut Author Podcasts

Quick links to past episodes:

Goodreads Shelf

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.

Click on any of the covers below to see that book on Goodreads!


Author Happy Hour

On this month’s author happy hour, our authors talked about the challenges of editing, writing in a dream state, characters misbehaving, and not knowing the book's ending until the day you write it. If you missed the live event, you can still watch the replay.

Congrats to the winners of the happy hour book draw: Rebecca Bushong, Monica Frost, Anne Polaski, Karen Foster, and Melissa Dickstein.


Featured Books from Author Happy Hour: 

Friends & Other Liars

Friends & Other Liars

A group of childhood friends reunite when their friend Danny commits suicide, only to find envelopes addressed to them with their biggest secrets inside. In Danny’s final letter, he issues an ultimatum: reveal what they are hiding to each other or risk it coming out in a trap he left behind.  

For more information, please visit Kaela's website


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The Opposite of Never

Four Vermont families. Three close women friends. Two love stories: Baby Boomers Georgia and Kenny think the best part of their lives is long over; when they meet they wonder if it’s really just begun. Millennials Spencer and Zelda fall in love at first sight but prove a toxic pair as they’re drawn into opiate use. One devastating mistake. Yet, a truly grand grand finale.

For more information, please visit Mary Kathleen's website

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Digging In

Paige Moresco found her true love in eighth grade—and lost him two years ago. Since his death, she’s been sleepwalking through life, barely holding on for the sake of her teenage son. As Paige stares at her neglected lawn, she knows she’s hit rock bottom. So she does something entirely unexpected: she begins to dig.

For more information, please visit Loretta's website.


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 Becoming Mia

In 1964, Harvard freshman Mia Brower is told “Women don’t do well in math.”  But she forges ahead with her plans, even as the culture comes apart. Can she succeed? 

For more information, please visit Wendy's website.


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The Natural Order of Things

When 24-year-old Elizabeth Brenner becomes her town’s bookmobile driver, bringing her 4 year old daughter with her, she makes friends who will share their secrets only with her -- but Elizabeth has her own secrets, too.  And when she meets her neighbor Jeff, she finds herself doing something she swore she would never do again…

For more information, please visit Judy's website

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!

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Designer You

Pam Wheeler checked every box: Happy marriage? Check. Fantastic kid? Check. Booming career? Check. 

So when her husband dies in a freak accident and their DIY empire goes on life support, Pam must fix the relationship with her troubled and grief-stricken daughter and save the family business.

For more information, please visit Sarahlyn's website

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 Whisper Me This

When Maisey Addington is called home to deal with a crisis involving her aging parents, she discovers a web of secrets and lies—including evidence of a twin sister she believed was an imaginary friend. Maisey's search for the truth leads her to revelations that make her question the choices she is making for her self and her own daughter.

For more information, please visit Kerry's website

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 The Art of Inheriting Secrets

When food writer Olivia Shaw arrives in England to sort out the details of her mother’s death, she’s astonished to discover that she has inherited a crumbling manor house and a title to go with it. Why did her mother lie? And what will Olivia do with it all? With villagers helping—and opposing—she digs into her mother’s life to discover her own future.  

For more information, please visit Barbara's website

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 The Subway Girls

The Subway Girls is dual storyline about two ambitious women pursuing their professional and personal dreams. 1949’s Charlotte competes in the historic and fascinating Miss Subways contest. And 2018’s Olivia learns about Miss Subways while doing research for an advertising pitch. The storylines intersect and the fun begins. A fast-paced and satisfying story Fiona Davis called “dazzling and delicious.” 

For more information, please visit Susie's website

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Crazy Little Town Called Love

Molly’s cushy life tanks when her boyfriend bails on her and their underwater-mortgaged home. Her life needs a do-over and the answer may be in a quaint town called Love. The town where her deceased mother grew up, a town where an old General Store has been willed to Molly…a town with secrets and people with long memories.

For more information, please visit Jill's website

Latest Hear Us Roar! Podcast

Click here to listen to WFWA member Eldonna Edwards talk about growing up in a large family nestled between cornfields and churches in the provincial Midwest. Her bestselling debut novel, This I Know, won over the hearts and minds of readers everywhere and was a Delilah Book Club selection.

She is also the subject of the award-winning documentary Perfect Strangers that follows one kidney patient and one potential kidney donor in their search for a possible match. Her 2014 memoir Lost in Transplantation chronicles this life-changing decision. Eldonna currently lives and writes in a tiny pink house with her best friend, Brer. Please visit her at

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