April Book Club Selection: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan

April Book Club Selection: The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life. In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. As the castaways battle the elements and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she’d found. Will she pay any price to keep it? * * * The Lifeboat is one of those books that takes you by surprise. I hadn’t heard of it, but once I picked it up, I didn’t want to put it down. Then I started checking around and found that it had...
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New Book Club Selection!

New Book Club Selection! Far From Here by Nicole Baart A She Reads Selection ~BOOK GIVEAWAY! SEE BELOW.~ “Pulsing with passion and saturated with lush language, Baart’s latest will leave an indelible mark.” ~Publishers Weekly “Nicole Baart is a huge talent who has both a big voice and something meaningful to say with it. Far From Here is a gorgeous book about resilient people living in a broken world, finding ways to restore hope and even beauty in the pieces.” ~Joshilyn Jackson, author of gods in Alabama and A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty  How long do you hold on to hope? Danica Greene has always hated flying, so it was almost laughable that the boy of her dreams was a pilot. She married him anyway and together, she and Etsell settled into a life where love really did seem to conquer all. But...
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New Book Club Selection!

New Book Club Selection! Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister A She Reads Selection ~BOOK GIVEAWAY! SEE BELOW.~ “Moving, touching, wonderfully written, inspiring to read.” -Garth Stein, author of The Art of Racing in the Rain At an intimate, festive dinner party in Seattle, six women gather to celebrate their friend Kate’s recovery from cancer. Wineglass in hand, Kate strikes a bargain with them. To celebrate her new lease on life, she’ll do the one thing that’s always terrified her: white-water rafting. But if she goes, all of them will also do something they always swore they’d never do-and Kate is going to choose their adventures. Shimmering with warmth, wit, and insight, Joy for Beginners is a celebration of life: unexpected, lyrical, and deeply satisfying. (Available...
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February Book Club Selection

February Book Club Selection The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh A She Reads Selection ~BOOK GIVEAWAY TODAY! SEE BELOW.~ I’m so pleased to share with you one of the best novels of the last year. I read The Language of Flowers in two days, passed it along to friends, and my book club just recently discussed it too — everyone has loved it. The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, aster for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it’s been more useful in communicating grief, mistrust, and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings. Now eighteen and emancipated from the system, Victoria has...
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A Sound Among the Trees – by Susan Meissner

A Sound Among the Trees – by Susan Meissner A She Reads Selection ~BOOK GIVEAWAY TODAY! SEE BELOW.~ A house shrouded in time. A line of women with a heritage of loss. As a young bride, Susannah Page was rumored to be a Civil War spy for the North, a traitor to her Virginian roots. Her great-granddaughter Adelaide, the current matriarch of Holly Oak, doesn’t believe that Susannah’s ghost haunts the antebellum mansion looking for a pardon, but rather the house itself bears a grudge toward its tragic past. When Marielle Bishop marries into the family and is transplanted from the arid west to her husband’s home, it isn’t long before she is led to believe that the house she just settled into brings misfortune to the women who live there. With Adelaide’s richly peppered superstitions and deep family roots at stake, Marielle...
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She Reads – “Composing Amelia”

She Reads – “Composing Amelia” A Novel by Alison Strobel *Book giveaway today!* Can a brand new marriage withstand the weight of generations-old baggage? Newlyweds Amelia and Marcus Sheffield are recent college grads trying to stay afloat in LA while searching for their dream jobs. Marcus hopes to become a mega-church pastor. Amelia has an esteemed music degree and longs to play piano professionally. The Sheffields are clearly city people. But when a small town church offers Marcus a job, the couple’s dedication to their dreams and each other is tested. After a risky compromise is made, Amelia falls into a dark emotional place, where she finds skeletons she’d fought hard to deny. In desperation, she calls out to God. But why can’t she find Him? While Amelia struggles, Marcus learns news that nearly crushes him....
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She Reads – The Violets of March

She Reads – The Violets of March Apologies to the guys in the audience – this post is mainly for the gals (but you can pass the info along to the females in your life). Today I’m introducing my readers to a nationwide book club for Christian women. It’s SHE READS and it’s a division of Proverbs 31 Ministries. If you love to read novels and you like discussing them with other like-minded women, this online book club is for you! Each month, the She Reads book club offers one current title as a featured selection. Readers have vast differences in taste, so diverse genres and authors are chosen, with a total of twelve books per year. She Reads intends to connect readers with novels that: inspire through excellent writing explore deep issues of faith initiate change in the reader’s life You can...
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