Women's Fiction

Women's Fiction

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).

Sunflower Signs

by T. Grace Bailey


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.

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Halftime Heartbreaker: A College Football Romantic Comedy (Princes of Chicago North Book 1)

by Tabatha Kiss


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!

 

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From Darkness into Love: A Small-Town, Second-Chance Mystery Romance

by Sophie Bartow


"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.

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Flawless (Love, California Book 1)

by Jan Moran


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)

 

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A Brighter Flame: A Novel

by Christine Nolfi


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.

 

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Finally You (Luna Harbor Book 1)

by Claudia Burgoa


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.

 

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The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth (The Irish Heart Series Book 1)

by Juliet Gauvin


A story about losing your way and finding your life. Book 1 of 3.


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.
 

With the help of Mags’ letters, the colorful townspeople of Dingle, and Connor, Elizabeth might just find a way back to the girl she lost long ago and become the woman she always wanted to be.



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.

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The Bend in Redwood Road (Missing Pieces Book 1)

by Danielle Stewart


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

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Lumberjack Daddy: A Secret Baby Romance (Oregon Lumberjacks)

by Annie J. Rose


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.

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A Double Dose of Happiness (Furever Yours Book 11)

by Teri Wilson


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.

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J is for Jason: A Surprise Baby Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


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!

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Safe Haven: A Sweet Small Town Romance (The Protectors Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


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.” 

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Wildwood Flower: A Novel

by Anne Lovett


"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.

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In Common: A Novel of Love and Sacrifice

by Norma Watkins


In Common
, a first novel from award-winning memoirist Norma Watkins (The Last Resort, That Woman from Mississippi), is the story of how much women willingly sacrifice for love.

Lillian Creekmore grows up at her family's popular rural spa. She successfully runs an entire hotel, yet longs for a husband. Then she meets Will Hughes.

Velma Vernon accepts life on a small, struggling farm until a boy she barely tolerates proposes marriage. To accept means duplicating her parents' hard life. Alone, she leaves for the city and triumphs, not as a wife, but by being the best at her job. Velma is content until the most beautiful man she has ever seen walks into her office.

This moving and darkly humorous novel follows the intertwined lives of women willing to surrender everything to a man.

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Love Child (Virginia Vineyards Book 1)

by Ashley Farley


"Farley's books never fail to capture my heart with her Southern charm, effortless writing style, and strong female characters who always come to feel like my real-life friends."


Casey Hobbs has never met her father. She doesn’t know his identity or where he lives or whether he has children. She’s spent the past three years at her mother’s sickbed, watching cancer eat away her organs and their bank account. Upon her mother’s death, Casey receives a letter containing clues about her mysterious father. With nothing left for her in New York, Casey packs her meager belongings in her mother’s old convertible and heads off in search of Daniel Love.

Casey finds the Virginia mountains charming and the small town of Lovely quaint. Buying time while she determines how best to approach her father, Casey accepts a job as graphic designer with Foxtail Farm, a boutique winery conveniently located next door to Love-Struck Vineyard. On her first day, she discovers her new boss is at war with the Love children, Casey’s half siblings.

Weeks pass before Casey meets her father. Casey reminds Daniel of her mother, the true love of his life, and he welcomes her with open arms. But Casey’s half siblings want nothing to do with her. They stakes are high, and they want her gone. They’ll stop at nothing to protect the family dynasty.

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Packing Serious Magical Mojo: Paranormal Women's Fiction (Twisted Sisters Midlife Maelstrom Book 1)

by Brenda Trim


What happens when six middle-aged sisters with a party planning business buy a cursed plantation? Add one ghoul, the Queen of Voodoo, and a dash of unlocked dormant magic and find out!

When Dani convinces her five sisters to sink everything they have into purchasing a dilapidated old plantation, it seems like a great idea at the time. They need a site to expand their business, and none of them is a stranger to the occasional escapade. Little do they know buying Willowberry Plantation House will be the biggest adventure of their lives.

As New Orleans natives, the sisters aren't at all surprised to find a ghost haunting their new house. What they don't see coming is their discovery that the land was cursed by a wrathful witch centuries earlier. Then things get really strange when Phoebe pays them a visit, unlocking more than just the magic trapped in the earth as she removes the hex that plagued the plantation.

Can their business thrive with a ghoul on the grounds, an angry Voodoo Queen to appease, and a leaky roof to fix? As the sisters scramble to pull off their very first shifter mating ceremony, two things are certain: they won't make it without each other, and they've stumbled upon some incredible new powers they don't yet understand.

 

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The Journey of the In-Between

by Kyra Coates


When faced with death, what eternal gift can one mother leave behind?


Told she has very little time to live, Maji desperately wants to leave her daughters with the wisdom of her greatest life lessons before she dies. She reflects on the identities she has held in the life she leaves behind: activist, nun, teacher, spiritualist, and mother. From her youthful attempts to save the world to her mind-opening spiritual enlightenment, Maji's story is one that explores not only what constitutes a good life, but what happens in the eternal mystery of death. Illustrated with beautiful hand-painted images and steeped in Eastern philosophy, 
The Journey of the In-Between tells the story of a quest for self-realization, fulfillment, feminine power, and the eternal love of motherhood.

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Wedded to the Beastly Highland Knight

by Violet Malvik


Fate granted them a marriage forged in blood… and a passion, unlike anything they’ve felt before.
 

After Laird Ian MacLeod is brutally murdered in his bed, Emeline Thorne escapes her death sentence by the skin of her teeth. She never thought Manus, the Laird’s brutish brother, would stand up to her. Now, Emeline does not only owe him her hand as his promised bride but, also her life.

With Ian dead and gone before he got to answer his burning questions, Manus has no one he can trust near him. Buckling under the weight of his new responsibilities and a title he never wanted, Manus asks his friend Tavin to join him in the castle. But how will his mercenary companion react to the news of Manus’ union with the renowned English Rose?

With the clan still in mourning, the air in the MacLeod Keep is heavy with suspicion as the Laird’s murderer is still on the loose. Emeline and Manus know too well that a funeral before the wedding is an ill omen… but their bad luck has only just begun. The grim affair is about to turn into a nightmare when Blair Clover, the leader of a bloodthirsty neighboring clan, appears during the ceremony to exact his vengeance.

Chaos is about to erupt once again, this time with Emeline caught in the crosshairs… until she collapses before everyone under mysterious circumstances. With his bride in danger, Manus orders a ceasefire until her health is restored, only to find that Emeline was poisoned. Soon, spending their wedding night proves to be another battle: one of wills. How can they deny the growing attraction between them when so many connections have thrown them into this strange, hostile bond?

But when the newlywed couple leaves for Linthingow castle, where they are to spend a few weeks celebrating their union, an attack on the road leaves them stranded between life and death. How can they survive this time without anyone coming to their aid?

"Wedded to the Beastly Highland Knight” is the first book in the series, “The Rose and the Thistle,” packed with breathtakingly action, secrets, twists, passion, and sizzling romance, set in the tumultuous Scottish Highlands!

 

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The Scent of Gardenias: A Strong Woman Overcoming Circumstances Novel

by Lorraine Haas


She had big dreams. But will war, tragedy, and naïveté ruin her aspirations?

America, the 1940s. Margaret Rose longs to escape her family’s poverty. So against her domineering father’s wishes, the determined young woman elopes with an older man. But shortly after the US enters WWII, her grand ambitions sink when her husband’s ship is torpedoed.

Training to become a nurse to give herself a future, Margaret’s despair deepens when she discovers she’s pregnant and must quit to have the baby. And now without income to support a child, the desperate widow marries a man who takes her far from home… and into disaster.

Will Margaret rise above catastrophic misfortune and create the life she deserves?

Poignant and heartfelt, The Scent of Gardenias chronicles the struggle of a Twentieth-Century woman carving a place in a society stacked against her odds for success. Inspired by her mother’s true story, Lorraine Haas lays bare a brave and challenging journey of grit and self-discovery you won’t soon forget.

The Scent of Gardenias is a beautifully crafted women’s fiction novel. If you like raw emotional battles, family drama, and gut-wrenching dilemmas, then you’ll love Lorraine Haas’s tale of courage and tenacity.

Buy The Scent of Gardenias to unearth hope today!

 
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Second Place Sister

by Sue Horner


Ali Lawrence: a forty-five-year-old wife, mother, community volunteer, dedicated employee, and chair of the Willoughby Book Festival, affectionately known as “St. Ali” to friends and family.

Janelle Jennings: a forty-nine-year-old bestselling romance author, Botox-stuffed narcissist, four-time ex-wife (but who’s counting?), and all-around spoiled brat.
What could these two possibly have in common?
Uncork the wine. Bring out the calming chocolate. Ali Lawrence’s diva sister, Janelle Jennings, is making an unexpected visit to their hometown of Willoughby, Georgia, and Ali needs help. Since they were schoolgirls, Ali has suffered ridicule and criticism from her prom queen, beauty pageant older sister, whom their mother still coddles at Ali’s expense. Ali is suspicious of her sister’s motives for visiting Willoughby, and especially her odd behavior and uncharacteristically long stay. Something’s not quite right, and Ali is both curious and concerned.
During this visit, Ali vows to stop being a bitter doormat and stand up to Janelle. But when Ali discovers a secret that has the potential to destroy Janelle’s career and tarnish her reputation, will she expose her sister, or, for the sake of family unity, will she protect her? Can the sisters finally come to terms with each other, admire their achievements, and ignore their faults, or will their relationship continue to disintegrate, bringing bedlam to Willoughby in the process?
Someone has to take the first step: Will it be Janelle in her stepladder stilettos or Ali in her ratty, old running shoes?

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