Title: Villa del Sol Author: Martha Reynolds Genre: Women’s Fiction Villa del Sol is a thoughtful tale of love, loss, and hope reborn centered around the story of Jennifer Logan, the young, recent widow of a popular, older senator.
Title: Joyous Lies Author: Margaret Ann Spence Genre: Women’s Fiction In Joyous Lies, a community of hippies struggle to face the consequences of dodging the draft during the Vietnam War and spending their years embracing free love and free living. Now, decades later, the commune’s efforts to adjust and adapt to the changing… Read More Editorial Review – Joyous Lies
Author: Martha Reynolds Title: The Way to Remember Genre: Literary Fiction / Women’s Fiction Robin Fortune, the 19-year old daughter of a wealthy real-estate mogul, is kicked out of college for dealing pot. With Robin’s favorite author, Maryana Capture, visiting her hometown’s bookstore at the end of the month, she becomes convinced that… Read More Editorial Review – The Way to Remember
Author: James D. Snyder Title: Amelia’s Gold: A Story of Romance, Ruin, Resolve and Redemption in the American Civil War Genre: Historical Fiction / Women’s Fiction This thoughtful novel shows how one women responds to the challenges and difficulties of the very end of the American Civil War, blossoming into a complex,… Read More Editorial Review – Amelia’s Gold
Title: Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America Author: James Ward Genre: Literary fiction / Women’s fiction / Contemporary fiction Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America by James Ward follows the frolicking journey of Hannah and Soraya, manager and lead singer of a British… Read More Editorial Review – Hannah and Soraya’s Fully Magic Generation-Y Snowflake Road Trip Across America
Title: Crystal Cove Author: Sally Suen Genre: Historical Fiction / Women’s Fiction / Romance In Crystal Cove, Sally Suen shares what life was like and how the world was changing in rural China and Hong Kong in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Against this background, the reader follows the life of Lili… Read More Editorial Review – Crystal Cove
Author: Martha Reynolds Title: All’s Well in Jingle Valley Genre: Women’s Fiction This story works as a sequel to both A Jingle Valley Wedding and April in Galway, concluding the story threads that were started in both novels. While the novels in the rest of the series can stand alone, this one will… Read More Editorial Review – All’s Well in Jingle Valley
Author: Martha Reynolds Title: A Jingle Valley Wedding Genre: Women’s Fiction This story explores the relational struggles of Julie Tate, a thirty-four-year-old career woman who starts to find her life lonely and unfulfilling. When her brother leaves the family farm and moves to Arizona, she’s the only one left, and her best friend,… Read More Editorial Review – A Jingle Valley Wedding
Author: Pauline Hayton Title: No Long Goodbyes Genre: Historical Romance This thorough and detailed novel tells the story of Kate Cavanagh, a young widow in the 1940s who is haunted by the neglect of her husband and the death of her young son.
–Guest post contributed by Jack Messenger- ‘The past does not exist, so it cannot hurt me.’ How many desperate people, I wonder, have muttered some such mantra under their breaths in the hope they can stop brooding about things dead and buried? The trouble is, of course, very few things are dead and buried.… Read More Gnarled Bones – Book Review