February 2017 Book Club Selections

1 Feb

February is the shortest month of the year, but we are never short of good books to read! Here are the two novels my book clubs are reading this month. Have you read them? We’d love to know what you thought.


By The Book — My Sister’s Prayer by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould.

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Celeste Talbot is usually such a sensible young woman—until she falls for an English soldier reassigned to the Colonies. Leaving her Huguenot family behind, she sets sail for America, only to realize that her younger sister Berta has been kidnapped and forced on board the very same ship. Whom can Celeste trust? The dashing soldier? Or the vigilant carpenter who remains by their side in the perilous New World?

Virginia, present day

Madeline “Maddee” Talbot has her hands full when she agrees to take in her younger sister Nicole following a serious car accident. The young women grew apart when Nicole fell into drug addiction, and Maddee prays this will be the start of a better life for her sister. But as they investigate a trauma from their childhood, Maddee must keep a diligent eye on Nicole—and the shadowy figure watching them from afar.

From the Christy Award-winning team of Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould, My Sister’s Prayer tells an epic tale of two women compelled to protect their sisters, confront their fears, and navigate the muddy waters of betrayal to find true love.

Page Turners — Doc by Mary Doria Russell (currently $1.99 for Kindle!)

511ffqgk9plBorn to the life of a Southern gentleman, Dr. John Henry Holliday arrives on the Texas frontier hoping that the dry air and sunshine of the West will restore him to health. Soon, with few job prospects, Doc Holliday is gambling professionally with his partner, Mária Katarina Harony, a high-strung, classically educated Hungarian. In search of high-stakes poker, the couple hits the saloons of Dodge City. And that is where the unlikely friendship of Doc Holliday and a fearless lawman named Wyatt Earp begins — before the gunfight at the O.K. Corral links their names forever in American frontier mythology — when neither man wanted fame or deserved notoriety.

8 Responses to “February 2017 Book Club Selections”

  1. Suzanne Sellner February 1, 2017 at 6:34 am #

    While I haven’t read Doc, I have read My Sister’s Prayer and highly recommend it. Rich in historical details, My Sister’s Prayer seamlessly merges the stories of these two parallel sets of sisters from different time periods in an exciting novel of suspense, romance, and faith. Enjoy!

    • rbclibrary February 1, 2017 at 8:02 am #

      Great to hear it Suzanne. We really enjoyed book 1.

  2. RobbyeFaye February 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    More to add to my TBR!
    Thanks for the recommendations.
    God’s Blessings!!

    • rbclibrary February 2, 2017 at 7:47 am #

      Always glad to help! 😉

      • RobbyeFaye February 3, 2017 at 12:24 am #

        I appreciate the help, even if my poor pile has devolved into multiple teetering stacks, LOL!

      • rbclibrary February 3, 2017 at 1:24 pm #


  3. Sue February 2, 2017 at 11:19 pm #

    Listened to DOC a few years ago. Really made Doc Holliday and that time come alive.

    • rbclibrary February 3, 2017 at 1:25 pm #

      I am so glad to hear that. We are going out of our comfort zone with this book.

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