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6 Books To Bring On Your Girls-Only Weekend Getaway

As you’re preparing for your weekend getaway with your favorite gal pals, it’s essential that you bring some great books to dive into while on vacation. Be sure to check out these six women’s fiction novels to top off your relaxing escape.

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The Absence of Evelyn by Jackie Townsend

Haunted by her sister Evelyn’s ghost, Rhonda travels to a palazzo in Rome to confront Marco, the man her sister loved so dearly. But then she discovers that Marco has vanished. Yet Olivia, Rhonda’s daughter, travels to northern Vietnam after being summoned by the missing Marco even though they have never met. All four of their lives, bound together across three continents, will change forever as truths are revealed. The Absence of Evelyn is a compelling testimony of the diversity of love and family ties.

The Saturday Evening Girls Club by Jane Healey

Evading tradition for four young immigrant women in the 1900's does not come easy. But with the support from one another and their Saturday Evening Girls Club, a social pottery making group that offers a momentary escape from their hectic daily lives, these women are able to turn their hopes for a better future into the ultimate American Dream. A beautifully written and refreshing reminder of the importance of friendship, The Saturday Evening Girls Club is a can't-miss summer read.

Speed of Life by Carol Weston

When Sofia first lost her mother, her friends were very supportive. But after a year they think it’s time for her to move on with her life. Yet, Sofia can’t seem to get back into the swing of things without her mom. When she decides to write to the advice column, Dear Kate, she receives an almost instant reply and the two start emailing each other. Sofia starts spilling all the thoughts and emotions she’s been bottling up, even some very embarrassing ones. But one day Sofia discovers a secret that complicates her life even more.

City of Friends by Joanna Trollope

After losing her job as Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London, Stacey Grant feels like her life is over. She tries to adjust to the much less hectic life with no big meetings or professional achievements. Instead, she’s at home all day lounging with the dog and her sick mother. Luckily her friends Beth, Melissa and Gaby are there to usher her through this difficult change. But when Stacey’s stagnant state causes a betrayal that was supposed to remain under wraps, each of their friendships will be tested.

I Liked My Life by Abby Fasiaschi

Author Abby Fabiaschi debuts with a heartbreaking tale about Maddy, a beloved wife, mother and friend commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and daughter Eve grief-stricken and searching for answers. As the two recant the last moments of Maddy’s life, they are faced with some disturbing truths. But Maddy isn’t quite ready to leave her family just yet. Watching from beyond the grave, she attempts to find someone to replace her. When she discovers Rory, the woman she considers a perfect replacement, she wonders if this will trigger the healing necessary for her family to move on.

And Then There Was Me by Sadeqa Johnson

Bea and Awilda have been best friends since they were fourteen years old. Outgoing Awilda helped Bea to break out of her shell of shyness and introduced her to her husband, Lonnie, while in college. He promises to love and cherish her for the rest of their lives, but he continuously breaks that vow when he cheats on her again and again. Now Bea is dealing with self-esteem issues, a secret addiction and the dissatisfaction of their New Jersey upper-class suburb. Bea thinks things cant get any worse until she uncovers the truth about the ultimate betrayal and attempts to save herself while her life hangs on by a thread.

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