With the kids heading back to school, now is the time to choose your book club selections for the fall. Planning has never been easier due to the abundance of group discussion questions available online.A popular go-to site is ReadingGroupGuides.com. By signing up for e-mail alerts, you’ll be the first to know when new guides are published. Also, register your group for exclusive book give-a-ways and sneak peeks of upcoming releases. Additionally, many publishers, such as Harper Collins, Random House, and Penguin Books, have guides available for download directly from their sites. Whether you belong to a moms’ book club or ever dreamed of starting one, here are five hot picks sure to get the ladies talking.
All You Can Ask For by Mike Greenberg is an incredible novel exploring the lives of three women who don’t really know each other, yet somehow their lives are intertwined. Written by the ESPN co-host of Mike and Mike in the Morning, this story oozes with drama and emotional chaos, which I am certain, your book group will love. Not to mention the fact that it is a book about women written by a man. For that reason alone, it is worth the read.
Forgiving Lies by New York Times bestselling author Molly McAdams is a romp of a read. Get ready to lose some sleep because this book is highly addictive, but it’s worth it. It’s the story of one hot undercover cop named Kash Ryan(love the name!) who crosses paths with Rachel, a woman with a wounded soul. An emotional tale of secrets and deception, I guarantee this title will score a ten with the gals.
The Prayer Boxby Lisa Wingate is a lyrical depiction of one woman’s emotional journey to start anew. When the town’s recluse Iola Anne Poole dies, Tandi lands a job cleaning out Iola’s mysterious Victorian home filled with rich history and lifelong secrets. Tucked among the treasures are boxes of prayer notes that nudge Tandi towards the road to redemption. Set in the rustic locale of the Hatteras Islands, North Carolina, this heartfelt story will nourish your soul.
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Songs of Willow Frost: A Novelis the highly anticipated second novel by Jamie Ford, the New York Times bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Alternating between 1934 Seattle and the roaring twenties, it’s the story of twelve-year-old Will Eng, an orphan in search of his mother. His emotional journey of hardship, angst, and hope lends itself to a discussion only a loving mother could understand.
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