Category Archives: women’s fiction

Book Preview: The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen

In┬áThe Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen (2012) by Syrie James, an American rare-books librarian finds a manuscript written by Jane Austen that has never been published. Samantha McDonough has traveled to London with her boyfriend, and while he attends a … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Glass Kitchen

The Glass Kitchen (2014) by Linda Francis Lee takes a woman with a culinary heritage from Texas to Manhattan as she searches for a new life. Portia Cuthcart has lost her dream. She planned to run the family restaurant established … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Secret of the Nightingale Palace

The Secret of the Nightingale Palace (2013) by Dana Sachs is my kind of book. First of all there is a road trip. Who can resist a cross-country adventure? But wait, there’s more! Did I mention inter-generational family bonding? What … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Opposite of Maybe

The Opposite of Maybe (2014) is the latest fiction by Maddie Dawson, pseudonym of journalist and author┬áSandi Kahn Shelton. It is a messy but charming tale of second chances that introduces Rosie and Jonathan, who have been together for fifteen … Continue reading

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Book Preview: New Money

New Money by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal (2013) tells the tale of Savannah Morgan, a twenty-four-year-old assistant librarian in Charlotte, South Carolina. Her mother lead her to believe that she was the result of a wild and reckless liaison. But despite … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Last MacKlenna

Today’s book preview is about the indie companion book to Katherine Lowry Logan’s The Ruby Brooch (2012), which introduced Kit MacKlenna’s godfather, Elliott Fraser. In The Last MacKlenna (2013), Meredith Montgomery, the first female president of her family’s 160-year-old Napa, … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Stella Bain

Stella Bain (2013) by Anita Shreve details the struggles of the title character, a World War I nurse’s aide found injured on a French battlefield and suffering from severe shell shock. She had no memory of the past four months … Continue reading

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