women’s fiction

Book Review: The Garden of Small Beginnings By Abbi Waxman

THE GARDEN OF SMALL BEGINNINGS By: Abbi Waxman Published: May 2, 2017 Publisher: Berkley Books Fiction You would think that a novel about a woman recently widowed by her much-too-young husband’s horrific accident and her sudden entrance into the world of single motherhood would be too sad to read. I may have put this one…
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Book Review and Author Interview: The Matchmakers of Minnow Bay by Kelly Harms

THE MATCHMAKERS OF MINNOW BAY: A Novel By: Kelly Harms Published: August 9, 2016 Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Fiction/Contemporary Fiction Kelly Harms’ sophomore novel focuses on Lily, an artist, who has lived her life relying on others to clean up her life-messes. Her best friend, Renee, doesn’t seem to have much time for her in her…
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Book Review: Falling By Jane Green

FALLING: A Love Story By: Jane Green Published: July 19, 2016 Publisher: Berkley Fiction/Romance Romance novels aren’t usually my first choice, but sometimes it is nice to work in a lighter read. After reading the premise of this one, I thought this one might be a bit different. It isn’t your typical love story. It’s…
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Book Review: Modern Girls By Jennifer S. Brown

MODERN GIRLS A Novel By: Jennifer S. Brown Published: April 5, 2016 Publisher: NAL Historical Fiction/Women’s Fiction I have read many books set during this turbulent time in our history, but nothing that has tackled the delicate subject of unexpected pregnancies in a mother AND a daughter.  The setting is 1935, New York City. The…
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Book Review: Gracie’s Song By Michelle Schlicher

GRACIE’S SONG By: Michelle Schlicher Published: March 7, 2016 Publisher: Michelle Schlicher Fiction/Women’s Fiction I love finding out about Iowa authors and sharing their books with my readers. Michelle Schlicher lives near Des Moines and has written her second fiction novel which she says fits in the category of Contemporary Romance. I’d have to disagree…
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Book Review: The Good Wife By Jane Porter

THE GOOD WIFE Brennan Sisters #3 By: Jane Porter Published:  September 3, 2013 Fiction – Series The final book in the Brennan Sisters series features Sarah, the youngest and prettiest of the family.  Sarah tries to be the “good wife” to Boone, a MLB player who travels, is gone too often, and also cheated on…
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Book Review: The Good Woman By Jane Porter

THE GOOD WOMAN By:  Jane Porter Published:  September 4, 2012 **** Meg Brennan Roberts is a successful publicist, faithful wife, and doting mother who prides herself on always making the right decisions. But years of being “the good woman” have taken a toll and Meg feels burned out and empty, more disconnected than ever from her…
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Stacie's read-in-2022 book montage

Master Your Core: A Science-Based Guide to Achieve Peak Performance and Resilience to Injury
Hidden Figures
Personal Effects: What Recovering the Dead Teaches Me About Caring for the Living
Waiting for Tom Hanks
The Maid
The Other Black Girl
Anxious People
The Body
Great American Road Trips- National Parks: Discover insider tips, must see stops , nearby attractions  more
Apples Never Fall
Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love
Love and Other Consolation Prizes
The Vanishing Half
How to Find Your Way Home
People We Meet on Vacation
Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
Wave
Dear Evan Hansen
The Unsinkable Greta James
The Road We Took


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