Category Archives: Women’s Fiction

Lost – Book Review

 

Lost by Priscilla Audette

 

Synopsis:

After suffering a blow to the head that robs her of herself, the aptly named Faith struggles against almost insurmountable odds to reclaim herself and her life as she knew it.

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Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant – Book Review

 

Love Ledgers: Confessions of a Plain Jane Accountant by Connie Lukey

 

Synopsis:

In this entertaining chic-lit confessional, Connie Lukey chronicles a year in the life of a young Canadian woman determined to find love and happiness by her 40th birthday.

Jane Parker has just turned 39. Smart and practical, she surrenders an intended fashion career to become a CPA, because no one’s ever heard of “a starving accountant.” She’s a proud independent woman of the 90’s, but with a ticking biological clock, she feels she’ll somehow always be Jane, “The One Who Never Got Married.”

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Still Alice – Book Review

 

Still Alice by Lisa Genova

One day I came back from work and had a package waiting for me outside my door. Not having ordered anything and being the only one in the apartment that summer, I was super confused. I checked the package, made sure it was mine, racked my brain for possible books I could have ordered and forgotten about, and then finally opened it.

The minute I saw two beautiful brand new copies of Still Alice and Left Neglect by Lisa Genova, I knew who had sent it. My friend absolutely loves Genova and has been quite persistent in her attempts to get me to read her books. So this post is for Sneha, who I hope will be happy to know that I recently finished Still Alice and really enjoyed it.

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Evanthia’s Gift – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Evanthia’s Gift: Book One in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s fiction, Contemporary romance, Family saga

Book synopsis: In the year 1956, Anastacia Fotopoulos finds herself pregnant and betrayed, fleeing from a bad marriage. With the love and support of her dear friends Stavros and Soula Papadakis, Ana is able to face the challenges of single motherhood. Left with emotional wounds, she resists her growing affection for Alexandros Giannakos, an old acquaintance.

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Editorial Review – Willow’s Way

 

Title: Willow’s Way

Author: Sharon Struth

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance

Willow Armstrong was a successful business woman in the world of weight loss and fitness until it was all suddenly upended following a devastating divorce. In the wake of losing everything she’s built, she learns that she’s willed a home in England from grandparents she’s never known. Now Willow must take a journey of self-discovery to learn the truth about her past as she sets about reclaiming her life.

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The Healer’s Secret – Book Review

 

The newly released Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke is a beautifully disturbing story.

Not a cozy read, it deals with controversial topics like alcoholism, domestic violence and decisions that can turn the fate of a whole family. Strung out over several generations of women who pass their healer’s knowledge on from mother to daughter, the tale draws the reader into their troubles and heartaches.

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Waiting for Aegina – Book Review

 

Author name: Effie Kammenou

Name of the book: Waiting For Aegina: Book Two in The Gift Saga

Genre of the book: Women’s Fiction, Family Saga

Book synopsis: Book Two in The Gift Saga: The continuation of Evanthia’s Gift…

In 1961, five little girls moved into a suburban neighborhood and became inseparable, lifelong friends. They called themselves the ‘Honey Hill Girls,’ named after the street on which they lived. As teenagers they shared one another’s ambitions and dreams, secrets and heartaches. Now, more than thirty years later, they remain devoted and loyal, supporting each other through triumphs and sorrows.

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Editorial Review – Unveiled Secrets

 

Title: Unveiled Secrets

Author: Carmen Oprea

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Unveiled Secrets is a story of how Leila Isidro, a thirty-something who struggles with her foster mother’s recent death, grows into a woman who knows where she came from and where she’s going. As such, it’s more of a women’s fiction story than pure romance, though there certainly is romance included as part of the growth.

Leila works for Denis Fraga, a handsome, mysterious man with a reputation for loving and leaving the women in his life, but when he starts pursuing Leila, he tells her this is new, this is different. But Leila struggles to believe him—she had a painful breakup with her fiancé at the altar on their wedding day— and her difficulties increase when she keeps finding Denis with Liz, a beautiful actress and model who seems quite eager to keep him attached to her.

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Young Jane Young – Book Review

 

Its a narrative as old as time.

Young, naive woman meets succesful, prominent and married older man and is mesmerised by his charismatic persona that she decides to pursue him. They inevitably get caught and get caught up in a scandal. He asks for forgiveness from the public and his wife.

The wife has to put her game face on and forgive him; she stands by him and his career and puts the mantle of ‘wronged but strong woman on’ and she gets lauded for this behaviour. Its the ONLY thing that gets her through the days when she wants to scream and shout from rage at the shame and humiliation of it all. 

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Book Review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

 

How to describe Eleanor Oliphant in a five hundred words or less?
She’s 29 years old and thinks telling people she works in an office is the fastest way to get them to stop asking questions about what she does.

She can go days without ever talking to another living soul. And no, her potted plant – for all its photosynthetic capabilities – does not count.

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