This was supposed to publish last Tuesday…don’t know what happened.
I picked up The Peach Keeper because in my great agent search, I’m still figuring out where my book falls. When looking at some agents’ client/book lists, I see that women’s fiction is another way to say romance. The covers are chick lit-y or the descriptions center around the romance. When looking at other agents’ lists, I can see that women’s fiction has a broader meaning. They talk about wanting books for book club discussions or wanting to read strong female characters or needing books dealing with female issues (which makes me think of tampon commercials, but anyway…).
The Peach Keeper was a fun, easy read. More along the lines of a chick-lit or light romance than what I would consider women’s fiction. I enjoyed it as a light book before I delve into some of the darker books on my nightstand. I think Julia is darker, but both books share female protagonists who dig into their families’ pasts.
I’m not sure what genre the agent thought this book fell into, so my grand scheme of how to pin down an agent may fizzle.