Four Women’s Fiction Books Explore Diverse Family Dramas


“Wild Boar in the Cane Field” by Anniqua Rana

(She Writes Press)

(NAPSI)—This poignant and compelling story depicts the tragedy that can affect the lives of those who live in South Asia—and demonstrates the heroism anyone is capable of even in the face of traumatic realities.

Baby Tara is found, abandoned and covered in flies. Saffiya, her adoptive mother, and Bhaggan, Saffiya’s maidservant, are victims of the men in their village community, and the two women struggle and live short but complicated lives. The only way for the villagers to find solace is through the rituals and superstitions of ancient belief systems. A quest for happiness and acceptance in a feudal, patriarchal world. Purchase at

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“The Wonder of Now” by Jamie Beck (Montlake Romance)

Moving on has never been harder—or so perfectly unpredictable.

Peyton Prescott would give anything for the carefree life she knew before breast cancer changed everything. But instead of using her second chance to move forward, she’s stuck promoting the memoir her brother convinced her to write, thus reliving the very battle she wants to forget.

If she hopes her European book tour will allow her to enjoy revisiting her favorite travel-writing destinations, she’s wrong: her PR whiz is too consumed with his own goals to consider her needs.

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Mitch Mathis has relied on discipline to achieve his goals, and with his new firm’s success riding on Peyton’s book launch, he must keep her on task. They’re here for business, not pleasure. And Mitch won’t let unbridled desire harm his professional reputation—not again. Purchase at

“Maggie’s Ruse: A Novel” by Anne Leigh Parrish (Unsolicited Press)

Maggie and Marta Dugan, twenty-seven-year-old identical twins, live the good life in New York on their stepfather’s money. Each has a glamorous calling. Maggie paints; Marta appears onstage. Success, though, eludes them.

One afternoon, Maggie is seized by a wild impulse to masquerade as Marta when a friend of hers drops by. The ruse is quickly discovered when Marta returns from another shopping spree, a rift between the sisters ensues, and they go their separate ways.

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But living apart proves harder than either thought. Each carries the other firmly within her. Can they come back together? Buy at

“Revelation” by Bobi Gentry Goodwin (She Writes Press)

Angela Lovelace is a well-trained social worker: she has been working for Child Protective Services and has never “frozen” when strong emotions take the body hostage. But after she sees her father’s tattered picture on the apartment wall of a little boy whose addict mother just died, she must learn how to overcome the numbness—and sets out to uncover the truth.

While Angela conducts her investigation, she finds her family and personal life spiraling down into brokenness. Told from multiple perspectives across generations, “Revelation” explores how untreated mental illness and family secrets can impact each and every family member—and the importance of perseverance, love and hope. Buy at

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