January Book Club
Hello again! Welcome back to book club. I hope that you all enjoyed the last two books. This month is going to be good as well. I have picked two novels this month so that it would be a bit lighter during the holiday! Check them out…
BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS
The Rumor// “Nantucket writer Madeline King couldn’t have picked a worse time to have writer’s block. Her deadline is looming, her bills are piling up, and inspiration is in short supply. Madeline’s best friend, Grace, is hard at work transforming her garden into the envy of the island with the held of a ruggedly handsome landscape architect. Before she realizes it, Grace is on the verge of a decision that will irrevocably change her life. Could Grace’s crisis be Madeline’s salvation? As the gossip escalates, and the summer’s explosive events come to a head, Grace and Madeline try desperately to set the record straight–but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it.“ – Amazon
I have always LOVED this author and since I was going on a Caribbean cruise this month, I thought this would be the perfect book for the trip. For some reason I have always associated Elin Hilderbrand’s books with my annual beach trips for I felt like this would be the best book for the trip.
EDIT: I will of course add an edit once I finish the book and let you know what I think!
First Comes Love // “Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious, relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing, Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes, their delicate bond splinters.
Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands. On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.
As the anniversary of their tragedy looms, and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover that they need each other more than they knew—and that in the search for true happiness, love always comes first..” – Amazon
Whenever I saw this at the library, I instantly knew I would love this book. And I was definitely right. I had just finished the book and thought it would be a perfect addition to book club. Check it out and let me know what you think. I surely loved it!
Thanks again for reading with me every month! I hope you enjoy all of these selections just like I do. I have heard so many great things about these books so I hope that they are as good as the reviews.
If you have an recommendations or books you would be interested in reading, please leave a comment below! I would love to hear all of your suggestions! Book club is all about our community so do not hesitate! Also, if you are looking for more books, be sure to check out my Book Club page!