Samantha Gust

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A Palm Beach Scandal

For readers who appreciate modern and sensitively written stories about family, especially sisters. It also won’t hurt if readers enjoy lots of designer brand mentions.
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I Was Told It Would Get Easier

Recommended for fans of mother-daughter fiction with both lighthearted and serious moments.
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Thin Girls

Recommended for readers who like well-drawn, character-driven stories but can also handle detailed descriptions of eating disorder behavior. [See Prepub Alert, 12/2/19.]
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One To Watch

A long and entertaining if overstuffed novel about reality TV, romance, fat-shaming, and self-esteem that will appeal to rom-com fans and likely strike a chord with plus-size readers.
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Siri, Who Am I?

Despite the story’s few flaws, the desire to know Mia’s story propels readers to keep turning the pages.

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Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies

A can’t-miss title for fans of chick lit and modern women’s fiction.
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So We Can Glow: Stories

Though uneven, several entertaining stories make these collections best for voracious short story fans.
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Perfect Tunes

Gould’s second novel (after Friendship) is essentially about how parenting can be rewarding but also challenging; the music angle alluded to in the title is secondary. The character development is uneven, and the parenting angle is often tedious, but fans of women’s fiction about young mothers, daughters, and life dreams might enjoy it.

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