September 2018, Vol. 2


In This Issue...

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

Read ON!

Welcome to 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:

Denitta Ward (Somewhere Still)

Marianne Hansen (The Unscripted Life of Lizzy Dillinger)

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

Last month's Author Happy Hour is still available here, if you'd like to watch the replay.

Don't miss the next Author Happy Hour, happening on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 7pm-8pm EST. 

Featured Books from Author Happy Hour: 

Discovery by Leslie Schweitzer Miller

A notorious historical intrigue of the last century is told in parallel with a contemporary romance of sweeping emotional intensity. But when a secret from that past intrudes on an idyllic holiday in the south of France, the power of love may not be enough to overcome the personal turmoil it creates.  

For more information, please visit Leslie's website or find this book on Goodreads.


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The Subway Girls by Susie Orman Schnall

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 by Jill Hannah Anderson

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


Hurricane Season by Lauren K. Denton

When Hurricane Ingrid aims a steady eye at the Alabama coast, childless couple Betsy and Ty Franklin must protect their beloved dairy farm as well as their own hearts, while single mom Jenna faces a decision that has the potential to change her family’s future. Hurricane Season is the story of one family’s unconventional journey to healing—and the relationships mended along the way.

For more information, please visit Lauren's website.


Harlow (Terms of Surrender Series Book 1) by Karyn Rae

On Harlow Ausby’s fortieth birthday, she still feels as out of place in polished Charleston as the moon in a midday sky. But, over the course of one monumental day, a secret as old as Harlow surfaces. Terms of Surrender explores rich female friendships, deep rifts between mothers and daughters, and simmering under-the-surface social scandal.

For more information, please visit Karyn's website or find this book on Goodreads


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!

Unbroken Threads by Jennifer Klepper

When lapsed attorney Jessica Donnelly tentatively volunteers to represent Amina, a woman seeking asylum, she must learn an unfamiliar area of the law. Amina, struggling with guilt and grief, fled Syria with little more than memories that now fight against images splashed on the news. Jessica and Amina must both harness their own strengths, which may lie in connections that transcend generations, cultures, and continents.

For more information, please visit Jennifer's website


Latest Hear Us Roar! Podcast

Click here to listen to WFWA member Johanne Levesque talk about her books, as well as her yearly trips to Tanga, Tanzania to make sure the orphans there can afford to go to school.

She lives in Tottenham, Ontario Canada. When she’s not researching or writing, she likes to swim, train her Doberman puppy to become a therapy dog, and most weekends you’ll find her at street fairs, meeting her readers in person, and selling her books.  

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MM Finck, Vice-President, Communications | [email protected]

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