June 2020, Vol. 20


In This Issue...

  1. Recent Releases 
  2. Women's Fiction: Beach 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:

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!

You and Me and Us
by Alison Hammer

The heartbreaking, yet hopeful, story of a mother and daughter struggling to be a family without the one person who holds them together—a perfect summer read for fans of Jojo Moyes and Marisa de los Santos. You and Me and Us is a beautifully written novel that examines the unexpected ways loss teaches us how to love.

For more information, please visit Alison's website. 

Someone to Watch Over Me
by William Schreiber

Trapped by a tragic secret, Lennie Riley has never forgotten the baby her father secretly forced her to give up as a teen. When her dad dies, the key to finding her child dies with him—until she learns of a long-shot last hope and sets out to locate a sketchy Appalachian angel who can put deceased parents in touch with the children they leave behind.

For more information, please visit William's website. 

What's Left Untold
by Sherri Leimkuhler

Anna Clark and Lia Clay were unlikely best friends until Lia inexplicably walked out on their friendship and disappeared. Twenty years later, Anna discovers a letter Lia wrote with a cryptic postscript concealing a devastating truth. As the layers of deceit begin to unravel, Anna struggles to forgive the one person who hurt her in the worst way imaginable.               

For more information, please visit Sherri's website. 

If You Must Know
by Jamie Beck
Sisters Amanda and Erin are content leading separate but happy lives in their hometown of Potomac Point until everything is upended by lies that force them to confront unsettling truths about their family, themselves, and each other. For sisters as different as these two, building trust doesn’t come easily—especially with one secret still between them—but it may be the only way to save their family.         
For more information, please visit Jamie's website. 

Women's Fiction: Beach Reads

What better way to celebrate Women's Fiction day! Pull up your beach chair, put your feet in the sand, hear the crash of the waves, and dive into a great escape.


The Last Bathing Beauty

by Amy Sue Nathan  




All The Breaking Waves

by Kerry Lonsdale




The Chicken Sisters

by K.J. Dell'Antonia




Her Perfect Life

by Rebecca Taylor




(Im)perfectly Happy

by Sharina Harris




Sophie Last Seen

by Marlene Adelstein




 Crystal Cove 

by Sally Suen




The Banty House

by Carolyn Brown




Breaking the Rules

by Emma Leigh Reed   




When We Believed in Mermaids

by Barbara O'Neal  




Hear Us Roar! Debut Author Podcast

Diane Byington has been a tenured college professor, yoga teacher, psychotherapist, and executive coach. Also, she raised goats for fiber and once took a job cooking hot dogs for a NASCAR event. She still enjoys spinning and weaving, but she hasn’t eaten a hot dog or watched a car race since. Besides reading and writing, Diane loves to hike, kayak, and photograph sunsets. She and her husband divide their time between Boulder, Colorado, and Dunedin, Florida. 

Listen to the interview with Diane.

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