There are a lot of preconceived notions about women and how they handle relationships. With the ever-evolving society we have, women have learned to adapt and cope with the reality that not everything is as good as a fairy tale, especially when it involves taking care of the ones they love. If you’re one of those people who wants to know more about how women have mastered the art of doing anything for their loved ones, then you’re on the right page as we have prepared some of the best women fiction books about family life and relationships just for you!

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Despite the Devil, by Shawna James

Stephanie is attracted to Andrew Simmons, a smart, tall, and gorgeous man who is very inclined to sports. The cherry on top was Andrew being interested in her too. As their relationship grows, Andrew’s past starts to haunt him. Andrew hoped that starting a family would help him move on, but the hope soon vanished when on every turn he makes, he sees his past chasing him down.

With the ugly decisions they have made before, Andrew and Stephanie could only wish that they could build a happy family together without having to worry about the repercussions of their past mistakes. Will the two experience a happily ever after, or will their past prevent them from living peacefully together?

Recipe for a Perfect Wife, by Karma Brown

Despite having a profession in publicity, Alice Hale did not think twice of leaving it behind to become a writer and follow her husband in the outskirts of New York. But as soon as they arrived, she found herself alone in a big house. The story gets interesting when Alice finds an old cookbook, stacked away in a box in the house’s basement, which sparks her interest with the previous owner: A housewife back in the 1950s named Nellie Murdoch.

As Alice flips through the pages, she unravels the ominous side of Nellie’s life which includes her marriage and some unsent letters for her mother. With Nellie’s story increasing Alice’s anxiety upon the piling pressure of her own marriage, Alice then decides to be in full control of her life and hides a few secrets herself in order to protect her well-being. What events will take place inside the Hale household?

The Great Alone, by Kristin Hannah

Coming home from the Vietnam War could change a man. Ernt Allbright, a former POW, had made a rash decision of moving his whole family to Alaska when his last job failed. Caught in her family's difficult state, thirteen-year-old Leni has hoped that coming to a new land will give them a chance at life.

The Allbright household thought that everything was going smoothly during the first few days in Alaska. However, the moment winter came, and darkness engulfed the peaceful land, everything went downhill. As Ernt’s delicate mental health begins to worsen through the days, Cora, his wife, has realized that it is up to her to protect her family from the ugly truth behind Alaska’s enchanting beauty.

Open House, by Katie Sise

A great domestic thriller from the author of “We Were Mothers”.

A long time missing woman Emma McCullough, and her sister who couldn't accept the fact that she lost her sister. This tragic mystery shatters Haley life, but the first evidence after ten years finally found. The puzzle pieces slowly come together, to reveal the whole story.

This Is Not How It Ends, by Rochelle B. Weinstein

A contemporary friendship fiction.

The story begins with the meet of Charlotte and Philip, it seems they always know each other, there is a strong bond between them. But the relationship changes over time and Charlotte feels the feelings aren't the same on Philip's side. There are a lot of sudden events ahead of Charlotte, will she stuck in the past, or begin a new future?


Women have their way of handling matters, whether it is about their family life or relationships. These stories are only a few of the best women fiction books about how women take matters into their hands when the urge to protect their dearest ones, even themselves, arises. If you’re up for a rollercoaster ride to learn more about women’s bravery, then one or two of these stories are the one for you.