Next Book - The Fever tree by Jennifer McVeigh

Having drawn comparisons to Gone with the Wind and Out of AfricaThe Fever Tree is a page-turner of the very first order.

In London she was caged by society.

In South Africa, she is dangerously free.

Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and emigrate to the Southern Cape of Africa. 1880 South Africa is a country torn apart by greed. In this remote and inhospitable land she becomes entangled with two very different men—one driven by ambition, the other by his ideals. Only when the rumor of a smallpox epidemic takes her into the dark heart of the diamond mines does she see her path to happiness. 


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  • Joy P.

    As I just suffered a death in the family I had to drag myself out the door. Am I glad I did! Caring women, great conversation and open hearts. Than you all for your contribution to my life. I left revitalized. Thank you Deb for creating this forum for fellowship.

    2 · December 19, 2013

    • Deb

      Thank you for trusting us during your time of grieving - love you and wish you peace - Deb

      1 · December 21, 2013

    • Joy P.

      Thanks all of you for your caring thoughts and kind comments. It helps during this supposed to be happy season. There should be a ban on losses during the holidays! Happier Holidays to you all! Joy

      December 21, 2013

  • Lori B.

    Had another wonderful night at the gallery. Being that I don't know anyone here in town, it is so nice to be able to get together and chat with so many intelligent women (and I always learn something new every month!) Have a wonderful holiday everyone and I look forward to next month's session.

    2 · December 19, 2013

  • Julianna V.

    Thank you Deb, Joy, Diana, Susan, Lori and Nancy for a fun holiday gathering last night! It was nice chatting with all of you. Lori the cookies were so delicious, you're an excellent baker. Safe travels and happy holidays to you all. See you in January.

    3 · December 19, 2013

  • Diana

    I am so ready to talk about the Fever Tree! Yes, I will gladly wait until next month and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow :)

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Julianna V.

    Deb, what would you think about defering the book discussion until January's meeting, and re-frame tomorrow's book club as a holiday gathering vs. book discussion? Not to run the train off the tracks, but if most of the group haven't had time to read it, given the holidays... just a thought! :-)

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Lori B.

    Well it looks like most of us are in the same boat; too busy with holiday happenings to read the book. Since that is the case, I will come for a nice evening gal chat. Count me in! I've got sweets to bring to add to your holiday calorie count.

    December 17, 2013

  • Deb

    For anyone who hasnt read the book but wants to come enjoy the compnay we would love to see you!

    December 17, 2013

  • Julianna V.

    Well, Lori and Dana, similar story here - I did not get around to reading the book! Too many conflicting obligations. However I am planning to be there Wednesday night just to enjoy the conversation. Looking forward to it. I'll bring some champagne, since it is the holidays after all!

    1 · December 16, 2013

  • Lori B.

    I was planning on reading the book and began the first 20 pages but had so much going on with finals and family coming and going that I just wasn't able to get to it. I won't be joining you after all. Happy holidays to everyone and I hope to see you in January.

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Deb, I got caught up in the holidays and have been working extra long hours and didn't have a chance to read this book. I won't be at the meeting on Wednesday. Apologies, we will see you next month. Happy Holidays!!

    December 16, 2013

  • Diana

    See you then!

    November 21, 2013

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