Elizabeth Berg. Everything she writes is wonderful. Her books appeal to women, but they're not shallow--very little shoes and shopping. Her books are about real women (30's-50's) coping with real life, but with much humor along the way. I'd try Open House, The Year of Pleasures, Talk Before Sleep, or Never Change.
I have read and enjoyed most of the books recommended above but you might also want to try some of Nicholas Sparks books. I own every book he has ever written and I love them all. The Lucky One, Nights in Rodanthe, The Choice, Message in a Bottle and The Wedding are just a few of his books that are written about 30+ characters and they all have wonderful story lines. Enjoy!
Its not an un-developed market. It is a passed over market. A generation of micro cultures is less profitable than the following generation's mono culture or the previous generations bi culture. X gets the shaft.
Could I suggest my novel "40 Something"? It's about twelve friends, most of them in their 40's... their peculiar friendship and other relationships... You might wish to have a look. Let me know. Thank you Pasquale M Palmieri 40 Something
Give me a few months and I'll finish the sequel to my 20-something novel, Growing up Beautiful. I happen to find writing about 30-40 year old's a blast. It's that stage of life where everything that can go wrong usually does. :) Growing Up Beautiful
I was so happy to find this thread! I am always looking for age appropriate book recommendations. I think I can safely say I am over the hunger games, twilight, teeny bopper era that has monopolized the book market. Thank you for doing this :) I have a fantastic book recommendation (one I just recently read). The book is called "Until Brazil" by author Bethe Lee Moulton. It was a book that I couldn't put down and made me smile through-out. The best comparison would be "Eat Pray Love." It's about a woman, Beth, who is facing a bit of a rut in life...job isn't going anywhere...married but restless. She decides to go on a business trip to Brazil in hopes of a promotion and in doing so falls in love with the culture, the lifestyle and the people! A book of personal transformation and there is even an unexpected love story. I love books about travel (especially with a female that I can relate to!). I hope you give it a chance - http://www.untilbrazil.com/ Thanks for sharing the books you love :) Spread the happiness!Until Brazil