Emily Giffin is hands down one of our favorite women’s fiction writers and we can’t help but crave more stories like hers. If you’re looking to get your fix of stories about women, relationships and true love, look no further than these intriguing titles.
The Nine by Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg
When Hannah Webber finds out she is having a child, she feels as if her life’s purpose has finally been realized and after giving birth, she devotes her entire life to raising her son, Sam. Teaching him to be a stand-up man, she’s over the moon when he gets accepted into a prestigious New England boarding school. For Sam, his new school is a chance to escape his overbearing mother but soon, he finds that there are horrors in the real world that will change his relationship with his mother forever.
Dreams of Falling by Karen White
New in paperback, Karen White’s Dreams of Falling is a women’s fiction novel that addresses the dreams we all have and how to pick up the pieces when those dreams fall apart. Larkin Lanier is arriving back in Georgetown after fleeing nearly a decade ago. Searching for her missing mother, new questions will arise when she finds her unconscious and injured at the site of her ancestral home. Full of secrets, troubled friendship and family history, this novel is the perfect book club read.
Bring the Rain by JoAnn Franklin
When Dart Sommers is diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia at 63, she fears that her mind and the successful life she has acquired for herself are running away from her. Struggling to come to terms with the diagnosis, she begins to fall for her boss and best friend, Ash, who lost his first wife to the same disease Dart now has. Through everything, she comes to find that love may be the one thing that could turn her life around and make her grateful to be alive once again.
How to Walk Away by Katherine Center
Margaret Jacobsen has just about everything she could possibly want out of life but one tragic accident will change her entire world in this new contemporary women’s fiction novel. Having to deal with her self-pitying fiancé and her sister who showed up out of the blue, Margaret will take comfort in the one person who has made her feel safe and happy since her accident: her physical therapist. Now that the life she has worked so hard for hangs in the balance, she’ll find love and support in the place she least expected.
Halsey Street by Naima Coster
Penelope Grand’s father needs her help now that his health has taken a turn for the worse and with her move from Pittsburgh to Brooklyn, she’ll find that family drama follows you everywhere you go. Starting over again in a new place, Penelope forms a fast friendship with her landlord’s family and even thinks she’s on the path to finding true love. But when her estranged mother sends her a postcard asking for forgiveness, she’ll be forced to choose between her new life and the ghosts from her past.
Seven Stones by Vénus Khoury-Ghata
Noor was recently raped by a man in the outskirts of an African desert but to religious authorities, this is a case of adultery and if Noor wants to avoid punishment, she’ll need all the help she can get. Meanwhile, a French charity worker is starting to find that her life isn’t turning out the way she had expected, leaving everything behind to help Noor prove her innocence. Seven Stones is a unique and heartwarming read about the relationship between two proud and strong women.
When Life Gives You Lululemons by Lauren Weisberger
This new Devil Wears Prada novel follows Emily’s story after leaving her life in New York, working for Miranda Priestly. Emily never planned to end up in suburbia but after her career took a nose-dive, she had no choice but to take on the train wreck better known as Karolina Hartwell. Trying to get both Karolina and Emily’s careers back on track, they take up residence in a Connecticut suburb where they’ll make plenty of enemies and allies.
Every Breath by Nicholas Sparks
Nicholas Sparks’s latest novel brings together a woman who has lost her way with a man who wants answers about his estranged father. When the two meet in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, they find that their connection is instant but to be together, they’ll have to not only put their hearts on the line but also the fate of their families. Every Breath is a story of true love, deep secrets and family.
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