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What Women Want

A Novel

Fanny Blake

St. Martin's Griffin

A heartwarming debut brimming with humor, richly drawn characters, and a tender exploration of female friendship

Bea, Kate, and Ellen have always known they can depend on each other no matter what. And it’s a good thing, too, because each is finding the latest phase in life . . . a bit challenging. Bea’s contending with a new boss, power-hungry colleagues, and a difficult teenaged son, not to mention the anxieties of returning to the dating game. Stressed-out doctor Kate is coping with an empty nest and the realization that her marriage has lost its shine. And then there’s Ellen, a widow who has fallen head over heels in love with Oliver after devoting the past ten years to her children and art gallery. But the arrival of Oliver onto the scene stirs things up for the trio, and the long-term bonds of these three friends are put to the test like never before.A novel of love, life, and friendship, Fanny Blake’s What Women Want illuminates the challenges women face as they try to determine what they want—but instead come to appreciate what they need.

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Praise for What Women Want:

“Fanny Blake is a wonder. Put on the tea, ring up the girls and have a party. Here's a novel to savor and share with your girlfriends, sisters and mothers. Fanny writes with hilarity, warmth and truth about how to navigate the tricky waters of womanhood. I loved it.” —Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia and The Shoemaker's Wife

What Women Want is like having a long, funny, and fascinating conversation with your very best friends and becoming deeply involved in their lives, families, and love affairs.” —Penny Vincenzi, #1 internationally bestselling author of More Than You Know, Sheer Abandon, The Best of Times, and the Lytton Family Trilogy

“A novel of female friendships, changed expectations, and shifting priorities. Readers who enjoy the works of Erica Bauermeister and Liane Moriarty will relate to this witty and realistic portrayal of modern female friendship.” —Booklist

“Women take heart: Here is a novelist who understands exactly the comedy, absurdities, and frustrations of your lives. A delicious read.” —Elizabeth Buchan, bestselling author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and The Good Wife Strikes Back

“Full of insight with a sharp wit, this is about real women in realistic situations, entertaining and thought provoking.” —Katie Fforde, internationally bestselling author of Recipe for Love, Love Letters, Wedding Season, and Wild Designs

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  • Fanny Blake

  • Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and nonfiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She is the author of What Women Want and the forthcoming Women of a Dangerous Age. She lives in London.

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