The Must-Read Books of Fall By Our Favorite Female Authors

most anticipated books of fall

After a long workday or a week spent in the office, there’s nothing better than settling into a comfortable spot with a warm drink and a great new book. If you’re looking for a fiction story to relax with this fall, these are the must-read new releases by women that we think you’ll love.  Here’s our Fall reading list.

The Proposal  by Jasmine Guillory

After dating an eccentric actor for a few months, young writer Nikole knows that the two aren’t anything more than a fun fling… and then he proposes at a Dodgers game on the big screen. Having to say “no” in front of the entire stadium, Nik finds herself in a position most would call awkward. But then Carlos comes to her aid, whisking her out of the stadium and away from the disappointed crowd, leading to a new friendship and the perfect rebound relationship. This sweet romance novel is an enticing story of two young lovers trying to find their own definition of love.

Family Trust by Kathy Wang

If you loved Crazy Rich Asians, you’ll love this new novel by Kathy Wang. Stanley Huang and his family are all busy handling their own day-to-day problems when Stanley is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. While the cancer was a shock to his two children, ex-wife and current wife, he’s prepared to leave the family the fortune he has amassed throughout the years even though his family doubts the real value of his “fortune.” Family Trust is a story about a diverse family with ambitions, goals and passions.

Chuckerman Makes A Movie by Francie Arenson Dickman

David Melman is a glorified bachelor who has recently been brought back down to Earth by his niece and nephew who convince him that it’s time to grow up and get serious about life. Signing up for a film-writing class, David begins putting together a film that recounts events from his childhood with his family. As he works on this project, he’ll find that his new creative outlet will also bring him a real shot at love and a new chance at success. Chuckerman Makes A Movie is a hopeful coming-of-age novel full of one-of-a-kind characters and humorous taglines.

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A Year of Extraordinary Moments by Bette Lee Crosby

Single mother and career woman Tracy is just beginning to get her life moving in the right direction when her son’s father shows up, ready to be the father he always should have been. But Tracy isn’t ready to give up her success and a budding romance with her son’s teacher. Having to separate her past feelings from what will benefit her family the most, Tracy will find that the fate of her family relies heavily on whether or not she takes the man from her past back. Bette Lee Crosby’s latest women’s fiction novel is a heartwarming read about a mother’s sacrifice and a second chance at true love.

Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

The bestselling author of Big Little Lies is back this fall with a book about one life-changing week at an isolated health resort. Nine strangers have just arrived at the Tranquillum House ready to take on their health problems and find a sense of renewal. Former writer Frances has a lot going against her when she enters the facility but is immediately captivated by her fellow patients. Taking up a friendly relationship with the owner of the sanctuary, Frances will quickly learn that there are things to be feared in this place and will have to decide whether she should stay or run for the hills.

Deepest Blue by Mindy Tarquini

Mindy Tarquini’s Deepest Blue is full of magic, fantasy and the cruel competition between two brothers. In a city that can only be seen at twilight, Matteo is preparing to take over the role of Legendary Protector, protecting the border of their fantastical home. But when his destiny as the protector is threatened by his brother, Matteo will have to form a new plan for his life and is finally given the opportunity to make his own success. Get lost in a new world with Deepest Blue this season.

The Night in Question by Nic Joseph

After an accident that severely disabled her husband, Paula is doing what she can to keep the two afloat, working two jobs and giving up her art career. But everything changes when she gives a ride to a famous rock star who’s on his way to visit his mistress. Leaving his phone in Paula’s car, she becomes enthralled with the celebrity’s life, attempting to blackmail him into giving her money and when a murder is committed, she’ll be thrown into a whirlwind of an investigation that she never expected. This page-turning thriller will have you hooked up until the shocking conclusion.

Valeria Vose by Alice Bingham Gorman

Mallie Vose is approaching her 40th birthday without much of a clue the direction her life is going. Now facing a cheating husband and a rocky divorce, Mallie will be on her own to make her own decisions for the first time since college. Picking up the life she left behind decades ago, Mallie will start to banish her routine of being the perfect mother and wife and start living for herself. Set in the American South in the 1970s, Valeria Vose is the story of a strong woman who had the bravery to take on the world despite the heartbreak she has endured.

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts by Therese Anne Fowler

Alva Smith was an incredible woman, carving out her own path for success and happiness after the devastation of the Civil War. Marrying into the wealthy Vanderbilt family, Alva began building her own family and her own career. The ultimate entertainer, home designer and well-connected mother and wife changed the way women were seen during the time period, using her fame to promote causes that meant something to her. This inspirational new novel is the perfect book for empowered women.

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Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton

Riley Hope is about to finish college and despite the fact that most elements of her life are perfect, she still finds herself heavily affected by a mental health problem. Trying to keep up a good face for those around her, Riley is brought into an entirely new world when she meets disastrous actor Ben. As the two embark on a casual and fun relationship, they’ll realize that they’re both running away from something and that secrets don’t stay hidden forever. This new romance novel takes a deeper look at the way we see life and the love we deserve.

River Bodies by Karen Katchur

If you’re a fan of crime fiction, River Bodies will be your favorite read of fall. Becca Kingsley has just returned to Pennsylvania to tend to her ill father but when word gets out that a body has been found in their small town, Becca knows she has to get to the bottom of the case. Taking the lead from her father’s years as police chief, she begins working with the lead detective on the case and what they find will have Becca questioning everything she’s ever known about the people in her hometown.

Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg

Readers who loved The Story of Arthur Truluv can’t get enough of this heartwarming new release from Elizabeth Berg. Having learned valuable life lessons from Arthur Truluv, Lucille is now ready to do the things she loves most in life. Teaching baking classes and making new friends, she can’t help but be happy with her new beginning. But when her neighbors endure an intense hardship, it gets Lucille thinking about the neighbors’ young son, Lincoln. Knowing that his parents are dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy, Lucille and her loving community all do their part in putting the family back together.

Can’t Decide?

They make great holiday gifts.  Why not get them all and pass on those that just won’t fit in your reading schedule? Give the gift of a great book!

Ms. Career Girl

Ms. Career Girl was started in 2008 to help ambitious young professional women figure out who they are, what they want and how to get it.

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