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October Book Club Picks

1 Oct

I cannot believe it is already October! Wish the weather would cooperate here in middle Georgia — it is still hot! I’m looking forward to cool, crisp mornings, hot chocolate and apple cider and snuggling under an afghan with a good book. I may have to settle for a ceiling fan and shorts for my October reading, but my two book clubs’ October selections will help with my when-is-Autumn-ever-going-to-arrive mood.

Here’s what we are reading this month. Have you read either of these books? We’d love to know what you thought.

By The Book — Midnight on The Mississippi by Mary Ellis 

unknownNew Orleans — Hunter Galen, a stock and securities broker, suspects his business partner, James Nowak, may be involved in embezzling their clients’ money, but he’s reluctant to jeopardize their friendship based on suspicion alone. After James turns up dead, Hunter realizes his unwillingness to confront a problem may have cost James his life.

Nicki Price, a newly minted PI, intends to solve the stockbroker’s murder, recover the missing millions from the client accounts, and establish herself in the career she adores. As she ferrets out fraud and deception at Galen Investments, Hunter’s fiancée, Ashley Menard, rubs Nicki the wrong way. Nicki doesn’t trust the ostentatious woman with an agenda longer than the Mississippi River. Ashley seems to be hiding something, but is Nicki’s growing attraction to Hunter—a suspected murderer—her true reason for disliking Ashley?

As they encounter sophisticated shell games, blackmail, and murder, Nicki and Hunter’s only option is to turn to God as they search for answers, elude lethal danger, and perhaps discover love along the way.

 

 

Page Turners — Book of Ages: The Life And Letters of Jane Franklin by Jill Lepore

unknownFrom one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians — a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin’s youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother’s fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator.

Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world.

Top 10 Tuesday — Fall TBR List!

27 Sep

Here in middle Georgia the calendar may say Fall, but it is still 90+ degrees outside! We are expecting a cold front on Wednesday night, meaning the temps will be in the mid 80s for the rest of the week. Pumpkin everything may be everywhere, but it does not feel like Fall here. I can take comfort in the fact that when Winter hits it won’t feel like Winter either! The folks at The Broke And The Bookish are hosting a Fall TBR Top 10 List this week. So while I wait for crisp, cool temps to arrive, I can enjoy some good reading. Iced pumpkin latte anyone?

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Top 10 Fall TBR List

Always with You by Elaine Stock

The Cautious Maiden by Dawn Crandall

A Day And A Life by Penelope Wilcock

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The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Kit Kat And Lucy by Lonnie Hull DuPont

Midnight on The Mississippi by Mary Ellis

The Name I Called Myself by Beth Moran

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The Princes of Albion by Jon and Thomas Hopkins

Tangled Webs by Irene Hannon

The Thirteenth Chance by Amy Matayo

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What are you reading this Fall?

 

Top 10 Tuesday! — Books I Want Santa to Bring

22 Dec

Thanks to The Broke And The Bookish for hosting Top 10 Tuesday. This week’s theme is books we want Santa to bring. Because I am an unrepentant bookaholic, it is hard to limit the list to just 10. The books on my list are upcoming selections for book club along with books that I want just because. To find out what others want Santa to bring, click HERE.

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Top Ten Books I Want from Santa

The Astronauts Wives Club by Lily Koppel

Chateau of Secrets by Melanie Dobson 

In The Unlikely Event by Judy Blume

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Midnight on The Mississippi by Mary Ellis

My Brother’s Crown by Mindy Starnes Clark and Leslie Gould

Sister Dear by Laura MacNeill

The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

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The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison

The Ties That Bind by Cindy Woodsmall

Water from My Heart by Charles Martin

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