North Hills Meeting - Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison

UPDATED PLACE:  We'll be meeting at Hal's Bar and Grill in their private room!  I haven't seen the room so I'm hoping it will work for us and maybe we can meet here every month and not have to compete with the noise in the main restaurant.   I'm hoping now that we have a place to meet more people will be signing up to come, but I'm going to have to limit our group to 15 this month.  See you next Wednesday!


For our first meeting of 2014, we will read Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison.  Here's a little bit about the book:

Twenty years ago, Allie Denty was the pretty one and her best friend Olivia Pelham was the smart one. Throughout high school, they were inseparable…until a vicious rumor about Olivia— a rumor too close to the truth—ended their friendship. Now, on the eve of their twentieth high school reunion, Allie, a temp worker, finds herself suddenly single, a little chubby, and feeling old. Olivia, a cool and successful magazine beauty editor in New York, realizes she’s lonely, and is finally ready to face her demons. Sometimes hope lives in the future; sometimes it comes from the past; and sometimes, when every stupid thing goes wrong, it comes from a prettily packaged jar filled with scented cream and promises. Beth Harbison has done it again. A hilarious and touching novel about friendship, Love’s Baby Soft perfume, Watermelon Lip Smackers, bad run-ins with Sun-In, and the healing power of “Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific.” Hope in a Jar: we all need it. 

If you've been a member of our group but have never come to a meeting, January would be the perfect time to join us.  I'm trying to find the "perfect" place for us to meet so I'm going to do a little research and I'll update the place on here as soon as possible.


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  • Kristi

    It will be my first meeting. I am looking forward to it!

    January 6, 2014

    • Janet

      February 19 - hope you like the book I suggested!

      February 13, 2014

    • Liselle

      Kristy - are you getting the invitations to the meetings? I don't want you to miss hanging out with us.

      February 13, 2014

  • Molly

    Sorry to miss you ladies tonight. Have been fighting a cold all week and staying in.

    January 15, 2014

  • Stacie

    Sorry I can't come, I have a pounding headache today :-(

    January 15, 2014

  • Kristi

    Sorry My friends mom died and I am going to the visitation. I will look forward to next meeting. Kristi

    January 14, 2014

  • Janet

    I am missing all of you right now! See you in February!!!

    January 14, 2014

  • Kim

    Just wanted to say Hi and Happy New Year--miss you guys!!!!

    3 · January 14, 2014

  • Brandi

    I didn't read the book :/ I would love to see you all anyway, but if the meetup reaches 15 and someone needs my spot, I'll give it up..

    January 11, 2014

  • Wendi

    I wont be able to attend either, but hope to be there next month! I read this book a while ago and reallyliked it, hope you all did too!

    January 11, 2014

  • Janet

    Sorry to miss you ladies!! But, I am sending 4 awesome book choices for our February book!!!! And I'll try really hard to bring some sunshine and warm weather back with me from FL!!!

    January 9, 2014

  • Erin T

    It won't let me RSVP even though I've paid my dues...but I'll be there (providing no more crazy school incidents!)!

    1 · January 8, 2014

    • Liselle

      Your RSVP is showing now. See you then!

      January 8, 2014

  • Liselle

    Kristi and Molly - Make sure you RSVP. See you then!

    January 8, 2014

  • Molly

    Hal's is fun and the food is great. The room's not big, but should work for us just fine. Looking forward to it!

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • jess r.

    I will be just getting home from Dallas but will be back for February's meeting. ..enjoy! I can't wait to see what the next book will be!

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Liselle

    I fixed it for you, Cheree. Hope we'll see you in February.

    December 24, 2013

  • Cheree

    I will not be attending on January 15th because I have a school event, but my rsvp won't seem to update correctly. Sorry!

    December 23, 2013

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