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Rebecca V.
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Reader, writer, etc.
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What If? in Women's Fiction
I've done a few features on WF now for Booklist , and this one was probably my favorite — not least of all because I'll admit to being a daydreamer. As much as I love my husband and my kids and my job... yeah, I spend a lot of time in daydream land working ...
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Booklist's Spotlight on Women's Fiction, 2017
Looks like it's time for my annual posts (sad but true!) again, with the Booklist March 1st issue being the Spotlight on Women's Fiction. First up, the Top 10! Top 10 Women’s Fiction: 2017 The top 10 women’s fiction reviewed in Booklist between March 1, 201...
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Sisters in Women's Fiction
When I do workshops on women's fiction, I always discuss the kinds of books that make up the genre, and different trends. Something we see a LOT of in WF is books featuring sisters, so for a recent "Core Collection" feature in the March 1, 2016 issue of Boo...
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Collection Development Tricks for Women's Fiction
My good friend (and readers' advisory blogger extraordinaire)  Becky Spratford recently ran a post about my work with women's fiction on her blog, RA for All .  In it, she shows off my Booklist feature article, " Rebecca's Rules, " and a link to the free Bo...
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BOL Review: Regrets Only by M. J. Pullen
Pullen’s debut, The Marriage Pact (2015), followed a group of Atlanta friends as they navigated their way through the dating world, led by main character Marci. This follow-up centers on Marci’s best friend, Suzanne, who seems to be in her glimmering prime....
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BOL Review: Opportunity Knocks by Alison Sweeney
Television actress Sweeney ( Days of Our Lives ) offers an insider’s perspective in this chick-lit offering. Alex is a green 25-year-old makeup artist in L.A., willing to take on any job she can in order to gain experience and build her base. She lucks out ...
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Meternity by Meghann Foye
Singleton Liz, an editor at a parenting magazine, is getting tired of taking on all the extra work from the moms in the office. She’s particularly annoyed that the editor who got the promotion Liz was in line for is constantly leaving work early so she can ...
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BOL Review: The Year We Turned Forty by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke
If you were offered the chance to go back in time 10 years and relive a year, would you? On the eve of their joint fiftieth-birthday party in Vegas, three friends meet a magician and get the chance to go back to the year they turned 40. Jessie wants to keep...
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BOL Review: The Marriage Pact by M. J. Pullen
In this charming cross between romance and chick lit, Marci Thompson is unhappy with the fact that, with her thirtieth birthday approaching, she is single, living in a studio apartment, and working a temp job. Oh, and having an affair with her married boss....
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BOL Review: Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
*Starred Review* Rachel and Andy meet when they are children and reconnect as teenagers, falling into a pattern of finding and losing one another again as adults. Rachel, who was born with a heart defect, is recuperating in the hospital yet again when she...
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