Do you know a woman who loves to read? If you’d love to give them the gift of an inspiring, entertaining novel but just aren’t quite sure which one to choose for them, take a look at this article to find five great women’s fiction novels and see which one (or ones!) would be a great gift pick for the person you’re shopping for.
About the story: To hear Beatrice Agnew tell it, she entered the world with her mouth tightly shut. Just because she finds out she’s dying doesn’t mean she can’t keep it that way. Her granddaughter, Evelyn Lester, shows up on her doorstep, burdened with her own secret baggage. Determined to help her Granny B mend fences with her far-flung brood, Evelyn turns her grandmother’s heart and home inside out and uncovers a tucked-away box of old letters, forcing the two women to wrestle with their past and present pain as they confront the truth Beatrice has worked a lifetime to hide.
Robin W. Pearson’s debut, Christy Award-winning novel A Long Time Comin’, which a starred Publishers Weekly review called, “[An] excellent debut,” is a poignant Southern family drama great for readers who love stories of faith and redemption. Get a copy of this novel to gift here.
About the story: Only God knew why Jillian Slater agreed to return to New Orleans after her father finally drunk himself to death. But when Adella, manager of her grandmother’s apartment house, called and said Jillian’s expenses would be paid if she’d fly in for the burial, a free trip to New Orleans was too intriguing to resist. What Adella didn’t tell her was the apartment house wasn’t a house at all and, whatever it was, it bore the dead weight of a long and painful history. As soon as Jillian meets the odd assortment of renters and realizes her grandmother had no idea she was coming, she hatches a plan to escape. But the investigation into her father’s death quickly unfolds, and Jillian is drawn into the lives of the colorful collection of saints and sinners who pass through Saint Silvanus. She soon discovers there is more at stake than she ever imagined.
The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by New York Times bestselling author Beth Moore is a great pick for readers who love women’s fiction with threads of suspense. Get a copy of the novel to gift here.
About the story: It’s been ten years since Payton Thatcher’s twin sister died in an accident, leaving the entire family to cope however they could. No longer half of a pair, Payton reinvents herself as a partner in a successful party-planning business and is doing just fine—as long as she manages to hold her memories and her family at arm’s length. As old wounds are reopened and the family faces the possibility of another tragedy, Payton and her sisters Johanna and Jillian must decide if they will pull together or be driven further apart.
Great for readers who love stories of sisterhood and finding hope, Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt is book one in the Thatcher Sisters series. Each novel can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. Get a copy of the novel to gift here.
About the story: New York editor Jen Gibbs is at the top of her game with her new position at Vida House Publishing—until a mysterious manuscript from an old slush pile appears on her desk. Turning the pages, Jen finds herself drawn into the life of Sarra, a mixed-race Melungeon girl trapped by dangerous men in turn-of-the-century Appalachia. A risky hunch may lead to The Story Keeper’s hidden origins and its unknown author, but when the trail turns toward the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a place Jen thought she’d left behind forever, the price of a blockbuster next book deal may be higher than she’s willing to pay.
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate, #1 New York Times bestselling author, is a compelling read for Southern fiction readers who love contemporary stories laced with mystery and whispers of the past. Get a copy of this novel to gift here.
About the novel: After her husband is killed working for a relief organization overseas, Ruth Neufeld travels to Wisconsin with her young daughters and mother-in-law to bury her husband. Sifting through memories of a marriage broken long before her husband died, Ruth finds solace in the beauty of the land and encounters the possibility of new love with Elam, whose gentle encouragement awakens hopes and dreams she thought she’d lost forever. But an unexpected twist threatens to unseat the happy ending Ruth is about to write for herself, and she must make an impossible decision: which path to choose if her husband isn’t dead after all.
Readers who enjoy Amish fiction and stories about marriage and motherhood will love How the Light Gets In, a contemporary women’s fiction novel by Jolina Petersheim. Get a copy of the novel to gift here.
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