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If you're here, then you're probably inspired by stories of women overcoming personal and emotional challenges, as well as challenges presented to them from outside circumstances. Strong women, or women that became strong by facing adversity and conquering that adversity. We at eBookHounds love to present ebooks in this genre to you, and we always appreciate that these authors brings their ebooks to you for free or at a discounted price.
Definition of the "Women's Fiction Genre": The central goal of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is to focus on the experience of a woman or group of women. And, those experiences oftentimes relate to adverse experiences the woman goes through, and ultimately prevails over. The story can involve romance, but does not need to and does not necessarily involve romance the majority of the time. The most important part of ebooks in the Women's Fiction genre is that the woman playing the main character experiences personal growth, and oftentimes goes through life-changing events.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Women's Fiction Genre are Tracy Brogan (Crazy Little Thing), Lisa Genova (Still Alice), Christina Baker Kline (Orphan Train), and Liane Moriarty (The Husband's Secret).
Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.
The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.
Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.
Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna's journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.
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Callie Dressler thought she’d put her past where it belonged—behind her. But when her ex-boyfriend brings their breakup to the big screen, she can no longer deny that their history has been looming over her all along.
At thirty-one, Callie Dressler is finally comfortable in her own skin. She loves her job as a preschool teacher, and although living in her vacant childhood home isn’t necessarily what dreams are made of, the space is something she never could have afforded if she’d stayed in New York City. She knows her well-ordered life will be upended when her type A, pregnant sister, Nina; adorable four-year-old niece; and workaholic brother-in-law move in, but how could she say no when they needed a place to crash during their remodel? As Nina pointed out, it’s still their parents’ house, even if their mom and dad have relocated.
As if adjusting to this new living situation isn’t enough, the universe sends Callie another wrinkle: her college boyfriend—who Callie dumped ten years earlier for reasons known only to her—has a film coming out, and the screenplay is based on their real-life breakup. While the movie consumes her thoughts, Callie can’t help wondering if Nina and her friends are right that she hasn’t moved on. When a complication with Nina’s pregnancy brings Callie in close contact with Nina’s smart and funny architect, Callie realizes she’d better figure out whether she wants to open the door to the past—or risk missing out on her future.
Two classics, The Lovely Bones and The Beach, meet in this girl-and-her-backpack story—except this teenager, Carlie, isn’t merely traveling.
Carlie steals ten thousand dollars from her parents to get as far from them as possible: Southeast Asia. There, the Lonely Planet path of hooks, heat, alcohol and drugs takes on a terrifying reality.
Landing in Tokyo in the late 1980s, teaching English and practicing tai chi, Carlie has the chance at a journey she didn’t plan for: one to find the self-respect ripped from her as a child and the healthy sexuality she desires.
Lucy Wang, a Chinese woman in her forties, leads an idyllic life in Montreal under the protective wing of her husband Patrick Harris, an English Canadian entrepreneurial millionaire whose career is on the rise and whom she loves deeply. However, her crystal castle cracks when she discovers that Patrick is having a passionate affair with an unknown woman. Chance leads her to learn of a new method for tackling the problem, unknown in the West but all the rage in China. She travels there to get more information and upon her return home decides to set her plan in motion. Torn between her internal conflicts and mixed feelings toward Patrick, Lucy ignores that in addition to standing up to her rival in love, she will have to face powerful adversaries in the shadows, to the point of risking her own life. Her dilemma: to accept defeat and quit or gather up the necessary courage to transform herself into a new woman and go further to meet the ultimate consequences.
A wonderful and gripping read that will most certainly stick with you long after you have finished reading it.
It’s weird how every woman reacts differently. How each pregnancy differs.
Mine is definitely unique.
My sense of smell became stronger, picking up the faintest odors, and my stomach was in constant turmoil. Those were the first signs.
And then I started eating. And eating. If I don’t, I get a migraine and people’s faces become blurry. Electronics seem to malfunction in my presence. And the nightmares—they don’t stop.
Something is changing my body.
Something that should have never happened.
Something that my husband and I had prevented from happening.
Something people say is miraculous.
The bigger I get, the more frequently I encounter people who become possessed. And the more often I wind up questioning if I am carrying a miracle baby.
The closer I get to the due date, the more I love this child and the more confident I am that I will protect my baby from anything.
Even its fate.
DNA Demons N Angels contains violence, swearing, and sex scenes.
When 53-year-old Eliza Whitney loses both her beloved husband and her high-powered job in the same month, she’s uncertain what the next chapter of her life will look like. Then her estranged father’s widow contacts her and asks her to come to Sanibel Island to help settle his affairs. Eliza sees the trip to a place called Shellseeker Beach as a distraction from her loss, and maybe a way to get some closure on the difficult relationship she'd had with her father.
For seventy years, Theodora Blessing’s sole purpose on this earth has been to heal the hurting, and to run Shellseeker Cottages, a cozy beachfront resort that has been in her family for decades. But Teddy no longer owns the gorgeous property, and Eliza is her only hope to get it back. Will Eliza help Teddy and save the family business…or claim it as her own and sell it to developers?
Together, the two women begin to unravel the mystery of Eliza’s father, the late, great “Dutch” Vanderveen, an enigmatic pilot who led multiple, secretive lives. With the help of Teddy’s healing heart, Eliza discovers a family she never knew she had, a purpose she never knew she needed, and a life she never dreamed was possible.
Come to Shellseeker Beach and fall in love with a cast of unforgettable characters who face life's challenges with humor, heart, and hope. For lovers of riveting and inspirational sagas about sisters, secrets, romance, mothers and daughters…and the moments that make life worth living.
Sanibel Dreams - book 1
Sanibel Treasures - book 2
Sanibel Mornings - book 3
Sanibel Sisters - book 4
Sanibel Tides - book 5
Sanibel Sunsets - book 6
Sanibel Moonlight - book 7
Escape to Sugar Sand Beach with Michelle Robinson and her best friends for a second chance at all life has to offer.
At forty-five, Michelle has a great life. A husband who loves her. Two children on the fast track to success. A beautiful home in the rolling hills of Virginia. And three of the best friends a girl could ever want.
But with the sudden death of Michelle’s husband of twenty-five years, her life turns upside down.
Forced to sell their forever home and at odds with her children, Michelle faces a bleak future. Until an unexpected inheritance starts her on a path paved with bright possibilities.
Join Michelle, Reggie, Nina and Erin as they journey to Sugar Sand Beach where fresh opportunities for life, love and happiness are as limitless as the blue Florida skies.
In our darkest hour, can a deceased love offer guidance? Emily Mason has never been able to escape the grief she feels over the death of her childhood love and hero, Danny – though it’s been almost nine years since he passed away. She will sometimes even sleep on his grave for comfort. She can’t seem to do anything right in the eyes of her husband, Scott – who reprimands Emily about everything from her messy handwriting, to singing Christmas songs outside of the month of December, to her inability to bring home enough groceries in her bike basket. She depends on her reluctantly psychic older sister, Ericka, to always come to her rescue when she is in peril – which is often. Her fears are many – she’s terrified of people dressed in costumes, thunderstorms, and she refuses to drive a car. Just when Emily’s life begins to completely unravel, Danny leaves her a sign that can’t be ignored. Emily is faced with making a decision that will take her far away from the security of her sister’s care, and the comfort of being near Danny’s final resting place. Sunflowers Signs is a quirky, funny, and emotional story about love, family, and the connections we keep with those who have passed over to the other side. Previously published in three parts.
Connor Morgan is all grown up.
Like father, like son - Connor's reputation as the Heartbreaker of Chicago North High follows him to Chicago North University, but there's one line he swore he'd never cross...
Dana Kirby. The girl next door. His father's best friend's daughter. His best friends' sister.
Completely off-limits in every way.
Dana begins her freshman year determined to live new experiences. New style, new friends. A whole new Dana.
There's one piece of herself she wants to leave behind for good, and there's only one man in the world she trusts to give it to.
Dear Heartbreaker, I want you to be my first.
Like the Kings of Chicago North series? Then you’ll love reading about the second generation in Princes of Chicago North!
Halftime Heartbreaker is the first book in the Princes of Chicago North series. Grab this hilarious romance about a handsome college quarterback and his best friends’ sister and find out why readers can’t get enough of Tabatha Kiss!
"From Darkness into Love is a fast-paced, deeply emotional, second-chance romance that readers have described as “full of action, suspense, and romance.”
How many times will you risk your heart for love?
Not once, but twice, tragedy had torn Jessie's world apart. Cameron had saved her and captured her heart. However, before they could reach their happy ending, threats from a sinister stranger forced her to abandon everything she loved.
It had taken years for Cameron’s heart to heal, allowing him to move on with someone else. Except - the heart wants what the heart wants.
When Jessie returns home, the chemistry between them is too powerful to resist. Then threatening messages return, bringing their second chance for a happy ending to a halt. They’re left to face the fact - someone in Swan Harbor intends to keep them apart.
For a chance at the future they want, Jessie and Cameron must rely on everyone available – even the suspected enemy.
Welcome to Swan Harbor
From Darkness into Love is Book One in the Contemporary Romantic Suspense from Swan Harbor series. It is a steamy, small-town, second-chance, sports romance with a guaranteed happy ending. Download a copy and enjoy your stay in Swan Harbor.
A handsome celebrity chef. A treacherous ex. Can Verena Valent survive the biggest break of her career, or will it break her?A fun, circle-of-friends series from a USA Today bestselling author.
After a chance meeting with celebrity chef Lance Martel in Beverly Hills, Verena Valent realizes there's more to life than business. A trip to Paris and a surprise meeting with Lance ignites a romance Verena hadn't expected, though after a failed relationship, Verena has learned to protect her heart against those who seem too good to be true. As heiress to a skincare empire, Verena Valent must navigate a dazzling yet treacherous world. Despite an international business tycoon and ex-fiancé who threatens her family business, Verena discovers that family, friends, and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she get a second chance with the chef who's stolen her heart?
Flawless is the first book in the Love California series of linked, stand-alone books that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulence of dating and family life. The perfect beach reads.
Tasteful Women's Fiction. Also available in audiobook. Visit JanMoran.com.
"Flawless is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman… a heroine you can't fail to care for and understand." - Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love
"An engrossing view into the world of 'beautiful people' with an ending that will leave you wanting more." - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melissa Foster
THE LOVE, CALIFORNIA SERIES
FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)
BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)
RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)
ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)
STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)
SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)
She’s always wanted a sense of belonging. The last place she expects to find it is home.
Vale Lightner’s dreams turn to ash when the Pittsburgh bar she owns goes up in flames. Just like the past she escaped, very little seems salvageable. Facing unavoidable change, Vale returns to her hometown of Philadelphia to stay with her grandmother.
She knows that returning also means facing everything she left behind: a mother and stepfather who shunted her into the background from the day they married, and her charmed and favored half sister, Blythe, who has abandoned a perfect marriage and is now at a crossroads of her own. Everyone has their secrets, and this reunited family racked by them is about to reach a crisis point.
For a mother and her two daughters, this reunion is a chance for closure, newfound love, and forgiveness. As each of them reassesses her own memories of the past, only the truth can bring them together—in ways that could last forever. From the bestselling author of The Passing Storm comes a poignant novel about family secrets, healing, and the hope of second chances.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa brings us a snarky and sassy small-town romantic comedy full of a swoon-worthy billionaire, a second chance romance and big laughs.
Sometimes what you're looking for is right where you left it.
Every summer Mane Cantú came to Luna Harbor to visit his grandfather.
When we were teenagers we fell in love.
We promised to be each other’s forever.
He promised to come back for me.
Spoiler alert: he broke all of the promises.
I grew up, but that big heartbreak was it for me. I built a successful lavender farm and a shop and that’s now my only priority.
All is well until Mane’s grandfather falls ill and all the Cantú family comes back to Luna Harbor. For good.
What’s worse is that Mane’s now famous. Like, real-life famous, not Luna Harbor famous. He made a name for himself with his band and he and his perfect face dare to open a bar next to my store with his bandmates.
Well, he may have started the war, but I plan to finish it.
Except now we’re seeing each other everywhere, and I’m starting to remember the way we used to be.
Still, I’m sticking to my guns. I’m not falling for the prodigal son.
Until one kiss changes everything.
Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco’s top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the woman who raised her, she boards a plane and leaves it all behind.
The Irish shores welcome her as she learns a shocking truth, kept secret for thirty-five years. Devastated and now alone in the world, Beth tries to find peace in a beautiful cottage by Lough Rhiannon, but peace isn’t what fate had in mind. Almost as soon as she arrives, Beth’s solitary retreat into the magic wilds of Ireland is interrupted by Connor Bannon. A man with light brown hair, ice blue eyes and a secret of his own. He’s gorgeous, grieving, and completely unexpected.
A Note From Jules:
Be forewarned you might not want to start this book late at night—several readers have reported “gobbling it up” and going on to the next book immediately. This book is literary women’s fiction, it is not a traditional romance, per se.
“If you enjoy Nora Roberts, you’ll like Juliet Gauvin. The Irish Cottage is a fresh take on women’s literary fiction, sometimes light and scrumptious and other times quite profound in its observations on life, love and loss.” -Amazon Review
“A book that conveys the true feelings of Ireland when you visit…it’s a bit of a romance, history, travel, and mystery neatly tied into a book well worth reading.” -Amazon Review
“I started this book and couldn't put it down. It brought me to Ireland and I never wanted to leave.” -Amazon Review
The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth is an international women’s literary fiction romance novel with three books in the novel series. Other themes include: romance literary fiction, women’s sagas, love stories, and second chances at life.
Most days it's manageable. No more than a quiet wondering around the edges of her mind. What has become of the baby she left behind? Smiling through the pain and suffering in silence, Leslie Laudon marches forward. Embracing the life skillfully designed by her husband Paul. Living right could be penance for an impossible choice made with an uneasy heart. Dutiful and anchoring, Leslie poured herself into her other children. Nurturing them through infancy, protecting them as toddlers, guiding them as teens. As her youngest child heads off to college with her suitcases and coordinating dorm room accessories, so goes Leslie’s identity. The chaotic life of a busy working mother threatens to become dangerously quiet. Quiet enough to hear the voices she’s tried to silence for decades.
Gwen Fox was adopted by two perfect people. Noel and Millie have always treated her the same as their two biological sons. Her parents love is strong and unwavering, yet a soul-deep ache still lingers. Plagued by an unnamed, hard to explain, longing Gwen could never shake. Riddled with doubt and dragged down by the undertow of unanswered questions, Leslie and Gwen both find their lives suddenly upended. One seeks the truth about the day she was born. The other seeks herself, the woman she was before motherhood. Before she made a choice to leave a piece of her heart lying asleep in the hospital nursery.
In this complex journey for answers, blame is abundant. Guilt is thick enough to choke on. Marriages are brought to the brink of disaster. As the ripples of the past vibrate through their lives, Gwen and Leslie realize there is no turning back. What they have put into motion cannot be stopped. The road toward the truth will be littered with casualties.
“You will not be disappointed if you take a journey around The Bend in Redwood Road. You will hang on every word wondering if resolution will be possible” Michele, 5 stars
"Stewart has a knack for creating rich, complicated characters. One standout is Leslie's daughter, Kerry, who is defiantly vocal about the issues within her family and laudably supportive of her mother. The author treads carefully around the subject of adoption, respectfully noting systematic issues while preserving the emotional complexities of Gwen's experience. Another intriguing feature is the romantic subplot" - Kirkus Reviews
It was a crazy, one-time thing.
A night I’ll never forget.
The pounding of the bass from the speakers
Grinding on a crowded dance floor
Sexy masks and no last names.
We missed the countdown to midnight,
But that beautiful stranger and I definitely rang in the new year.
After my divorce I didn’t think I’d trust a woman again.
Briella’s new in town, and something about her draws me in.
Fierce, independent…and full of surprises.
I never expected to fall in love again.
I never guessed Briella was my masked lover on New Year’s Eve.
Or that the baby she’s carrying is mine.
A home full of chaos…and comfort.
With three-year-old twins to raise, widower Ian Parsons temporarily hires Rachel Gray hoping she’ll solve all their problems. And soon the nanny is working wonders with his girls…and Ian. Rachel even has him agreeing to adopt a bonded dog and cat because the twins love them. He’s laughing, smiling and falling in love again. But will Ian need a double dose of courage to ask Rachel to stay…as his wife?
From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.
Jason is sweet and sexy…and works for the logging company that wants to buy my land.
I can’t tell if he’s really into me...
Or if he’s just doing his boss’ bidding.
He offers to help when I decide I want to get the farm going again.
I really want to trust him, but my track record in relationships leaves much to be desired.
The only place I’m not totally overwhelmed is in his arms,
A misunderstanding threatens the happiness I’ve found with Jason,
But his persistence turns the tide.
Now with the help of him and many new friends,
My dream is about to become a reality.
Happily ever after + a successful business + a surprise baby makes three!
Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance!
Hayley Elliott will do anything to keep her mom safe. Her sister has found a cure for Alzheimer’s and their mom is living proof that the supplement works. Hiding from the people looking for the supplement’s formula is impossible. When the threat to their lives becomes deadly, she has no option but to trust a man who’s living with a secret more dangerous than her own.
Tank has spent his life protecting people. He works for one of the most successful security companies in the world, makes more money than most people see in a lifetime, and has a past that no one can ever know about.
With more at stake than their own lives, Tank and Hayley have to decide what is more important—protecting the past or risking everything for love.
SAFE HAVEN is the first book in The Protectors series and can easily be read as a standalone. All of my series are linked so you can find out what happens to your favorite characters in other books. Happy reading!
Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:
“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”
"Lovett’s prose is elegant and descriptive... the reading experience is a rich one filled with feelings of regret, grief, and longing. An engrossing, well-told tale of a father and daughter separated by decades." – Kirkus Review
When Reverend David Wilder gets a letter from the daughter he's never known, he realizes that an old promise is a debt he might not be able to repay. His quiet life in the mountains of Western North Carolina will never be the same again. What would happen to his parish?
Molly has always felt she never quite fit in with her family. Nobody will tell her what happened to her mother, and she suspects that Daddy is not her birth father.
She'll stop at nothing to find the answer.
A secret from a tragic past meets the longings of a lonely present.