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North Hills meeting - St. Anne's Day by Janice Lane Palko

UPDATED LOCATION - WE ARE MEETING AT THE KING'S RESTAURANT OFF THE WEXFORD EXIT OFF OF 79.  THE ADDRESS I ENTERED ON HERE IS WHAT THEY HAVE ON THEIR WEBSITE.  WE'LL BE IN A MEETING ROOM AND THE RESERVATION IS UNDER THE NAME LISELLE.

WE ARE LIMITED TO 15 PEOPLE SO RSVP SOON!

EXCITING NEWS - THANKS TO AUNT JANET, THE AUTHOR WILL BE JOINING US THAT NIGHT!  SO BRING YOUR QUESTIONS TO ASK HER. 

Our book choice for September is St. Anne's Day by Janice Lane Palko.  This book is set in Pittsburgh and written by a Pittsburgh author.  If you plan to get this from the Carnegie library, you may want to reserve it soon.  There are only 5 copies available.  Another option is to get it on Kindle or Nook for only $2.99.

About the book:

Can a woman who has given up on true love find it with a man who fears it?

Betrayed by love and out of a job, Anne Lyons is forced to accept a position as a private duty nurse for an elderly spitfire recovering from heart surgery.  When she meets the woman's handsome son, an instant attraction is ignited.  The man may be the city's most eligible bachelor, but his flirtatious, playboy ways remind her too much of her former lover.  Gerry McMaster goes through lovers faster than a premenstrual woman goes through chocolates and makes no apologies for it.  To escape the life that took his father's and threatens his, he's avoided love at all costs.  Then he meets Anne, and suddenly he's fighting feelings he's run from for years.

Peg McMaster has been praying to St. Anne, the patron saint of housewives, to find a suitable wife for her son before she dies, and she believes that Anne's arrival on the Feast of St. Anne, is the answer to her prayers.  She puts her matchmaking skills to the test to bring these two together in this charming tale that readers have described as hilarious and heartwarming.

About Janice Lane Palko:

Janice Lane Palko grew up in Pittsburgh and is the author of the romantic comedy St. Anne’s Day. A writer for more than 15 years, she is currently the executive editor of Northern Connection and Pittsburgh 55+ magazines, where she also pens a column and contributes regularly to the magazines’ content. She work has also appeared in publications such as The Reader’s Digest, Guideposts for Teens, Woman’s World, The Christian Science Monitor, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. In addition, she her articles have been featured in A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration and A Cup of Comfort for Expectant Mothers and Chicken Soup for the Single’s Soul. Janice has won several awards for her writing including the prestigious Amy Foundation Award of Merit and has a bachelor’s degree in Writing & Literature from Union Institute & University. One of the inspirations for St. Anne’s Day was the St. Anne prayer that her social studies teacher, Sr. Jane Frances, taught to the class so that all the girls would find prom dates. And they did! 


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  • Sudy

    Really liked the book and loved that the author was available to come to the meeting.

    September 18, 2014

  • JoAnn

    Last month I was still within the 30 day trial. Susan Lee actually had to mark me paid in the system. See you all Wednesday.

    September 15, 2014

    • Liselle

      I didn't know there was a 30 day trial. See you Wednesday!

      September 15, 2014

  • JoAnn

    I finished the book and really did enjoy it. Definitely a Chick Lit book with relatable location as I passed through Lawrenceville for two years visiting my daughter in Bloomfield. I will be returning it to the Moon library tomorrow in case anyone is having difficulty locating it through the inter-library options. Hopefully the confirmation of my dues being paid in cash at the Robinson meet-up on August 26 will be posted soon so I can RSVP. Thanks. JoAnn Gales

    September 4, 2014

    • Janet

      Have you tried to RSVP again yet???

      September 12, 2014

    • Liselle

      JoAnn - Since you were able to RSVP last month you should be able to RSVP now.

      September 13, 2014

  • Brandi

    I was just going to rsvp so I could bring the little man for a short visit at the beginning, but I see the author is attending. I don't want to interrupt a vip book club!

    September 12, 2014

    • Janet

      Next month??!!!! I am anxious to hold that sweet baby boy of yours!!!!!

      September 12, 2014

    • Brandi

      You can also come visit anytime! I don't live far from Cranberry :)

      September 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really enjoying this book. Has a location been decided on? Thanks!

    September 2, 2014

    • Janet

      Rachel - haven't seen your RSVP yet!?

      September 12, 2014

  • Janet

    I just finished the book (and ordered A Shepherd's Song, also by Ms Palko. Looking forward to our meetup!!!!

    September 12, 2014

  • Janet

    I sure hope more of you will be able to read the book and join us. It's going to be a very special meetup - it's a unique opportunity to have the AUTHOR be part of the discussion!!!

    September 8, 2014

  • Liselle

    I'm sorry it's taking so long to come up with a location. I hope to have a place by Monday! Thanks for your patience!

    September 5, 2014

  • Janet

    Reply from our September author: Hi Janet!

    I'm so excited. I love meeting my readers, and we always have such a good time discussing the book. September 17 I'm free. Just let me know where and when. Thanks again!

    Janice

    1 · August 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be out of town for this one. See you in October!

    August 23, 2014

  • Liselle

    Great idea!

    August 23, 2014

  • Janet

    I just Facebook messaged the author to see if she might be able to join us!!!

    August 23, 2014

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