The top 10 women’s fiction from the last 12 months (reviewed in Booklist between March 15, 2013, and March 1, 2014) cover the spectrum: chick lit to tearjerkers, heavy issues to lighthearted comedy. One of the main appeal factors of this category is that sense of recognition the target audience—yes, women—gets from identifying with the heroines, and these novels deliver something for just about anyone.
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The Apple Orchard, by Susan Wiggs.
The Bookstore, by Deborah Meyler.
A Fall of Marigolds, by Susan Meissner
Golden State, by Michelle Richmond.
Ladies’ Night, by Mary Kay Andrews.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe, by Jenny Colgan.
Sweet Salt Air, by Barbara Delinsky.
Time Flies, by Claire Cook.
Who Asked You?by Terry McMillan.
The Whole Golden World, by Kristina Riggle.