5 Novels with Strong Female Leads

28 Sep 2023

5 Novels with Strong Female Leads

These stories unfold with fierce heroines at their helm, navigating challenges, defying norms, and leaving an indelible mark on the narratives. From the realms of fantasy to the intricacies of historical fiction, each novel invites you to witness the strength and complexity of women who chart their own destinies.

A Murder in Ashwood (The Avenging Angel Detective Agency™ Mysteries)

by Robert Brighton

Release Date: June 27, 2023

In this immersive mystery, fledgling detective Sarah Payne faces down psychopaths, hired killers, and corrupt officials—to solve an inconvenient murder. Sultry widow Alicia Miller has scores of her own to settle, vowing to get even with the men who have tried to ruin her. Spectacularly naughty, brimming with period detail, the novel exposes the dark underside of the Gilded Age. A BookLife Pick!

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Mistress of Hathi

by Phillip Barea

Release Date: July 6, 2023

Mistress of Hathi is a story of love, adventure, intrigue and death. From an impossible birth, and through outrageous fortunes, follow the different incarnations of Lady Damira as she survives and thrives in a land where women have no visible role in society. Forced out of her simple life, she becomes consumed with vengeance and power.

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Under a Gilded Sky

by Imogen Martin

Release Date: September 15, 2023

1874: In the wilds of Missouri, one woman’s struggle for survival takes an unexpected turn the day that an injured stranger arrives at her door. This unforgettable story shows the true resilience of a young woman’s spirit when faced with the fight to make a life for herself.

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The Mother’s Secret

by Kate Hewitt

Release Date: September 14, 2023

An emotionally gripping and totally unputdownable story about the complexities of love, female friendship and betrayal. This page-turning read will stay with you long after the final page, and is perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Liane Moriarty and Susan Lewis.

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The Scenic Route

by Christina Baker Kline

Release Date: September 1, 2023

Driven by desperation to hit the road, a woman sees her life come into view in a powerful short story about starting over by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Exiles.

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