July Book Club Selections

1 Jul

According to my book clubs it could be Siblings Month! We are reading My Brother’s Crown by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould and Sister Dear by Laura McNeill, both Christian fiction, but from different genres. Have you read either of these books? We’d love to hear your thoughts.



UnknownFrance, 1685. Catherine Gillet knows her brother, Jules, wants to protect her from the sinister threats of the French crown. But Jules is involved in a potentially deadly enterprise, one connected with an encoded document. When his actions put the whole family at risk, will Catherine find a way to save them?

Virginia, present day. Renee Talbot, a direct descendant of Catherine’s, is fascinated by the document that’s been part of her family legacy for more than three centuries. Certain its pages hold hidden secrets, she takes a closer look—and makes a shocking discovery. But when memories of a childhood trauma are rekindled, she’s forced to seek answers of a different kind. Inspired by the faith and bravery of Catherine, can Renee find the truth and face her deepest fears at last?

From the authors of the Christy Award-winning The Amish Midwife comes an epic story of two women, centuries apart, each discovering her own hidden bravery, standing for what she believes in, and finding love in unexpected places.



41L7MvPxtlL._SX326_BO1,204,203,200_All Allie Marshall wants is a fresh start. But when dark secrets refuse to stay buried, will her chance at a new life be shattered forever?

Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish – time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows.

But Allie’s return home shatters the quaint, coastal community of Brunswick, Georgia. Even her own daughter Caroline, now a teenager, bristles at Allie’s claims of innocence. Refusing defeat, a stronger, smarter Allie launches a battle for the truth, digging deeply into the past even if it threatens her parole status, personal safety, and the already-fragile bond with family.

2 Responses to “July Book Club Selections”

  1. Suzanne Sellner July 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm #

    Both books are excellent. My Brother’s Crown features the Catholic and Protestant conflict in France in the 1680’s juxtaposed with a modern day plot and involves intrigue, romance, and history. Sister Dear has a modern day setting with lots of intrigue as well as a psychological study of the relationship between two sisters and other family members. I loved both of them.

    • rbclibrary July 2, 2016 at 7:31 am #

      I really like duel time line novels. Not sure how my book club will like this one though (Brother’s Crown). They tend to want an easily followed narrative. But I like to stretch them from time to time. 😉 The Georgia connection is appealing for Sister Dear. Many of us know Brunswick so it will be interesting hear what they think. I have read it, and agree that it is excellent. Thanks so much for your opinions!

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