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The Women’s Fiction Review is a collaborative effort on the part of authors and readers to bring the best of Women’s Fiction to others.  What we do is simple: We read and review novels in the Women’s Fiction wheelhouse.  Our goal is to bring this interesting, reflective genre to the readers who are looking for it.  We’ve found  this classification of literature to be sorely under-represented, or worse yet, not represented at all when it comes to review blogs.  We’d like to change that.

What is Women’s Fiction: 

Women’s Fiction tends to be an ambiguous category of literature, although Wikipedia defines the genre as:

“An umbrella term for women centered books that focus on women’s life experience that are marketed to female readers, and includes many mainstream novels, It is distinct from Women’s writing, which refers to literature written by (rather than promoted to) women. There exists no comparable label in English for works of fiction that are marketed to males.”

The Romance Writers of America organization defines women’s fiction as, “a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship.”

The following are the sub-genres of Women’s Fiction we read and review for this site:

  • Contemporary Fiction
  • Literary Fiction
  • New Adult
  • Romance
  • Chick-lit
  • Up-Market – “book club books”

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