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The Cape Coral Bookies is made up of women of all ages and backgrounds who love books! We don't commonly hold our meetings at restaurants, as we've found them to not be conducive to a good discussion for a large and lively group. For this reason, meetings are usually held in a meeting room at the library (although we are always open to ideas regarding alternative locations).

The Cape Coral Bookies meet at 10 AM the 1st Saturday of each month for a little socializing and to discuss the selected book of the month. Even if you haven't had time to read the book, or found you didn't like the book and didn't finish it, we still encourage you to attend. We've found that some of our best discussions have been over those books which some members were not so fond of.

Once you join the group, contact the co-organizer Kathleen via Meetup chat.

Happy reading!!!

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The July book discussion will be: The Magnolia Inn by Anne-Marie Meyer. Maggie is thirty-six, recently divorced and embarrassingly unemployed. With a bank account nearing zero she does the only thing she can think of: make a business proposition to her gorgeous and successful estranged mother. To Maggie’s utter surprise, her mother agrees. Any funds she can create off the sale of the dilapidated family inn on the island of Magnolia would be hers to invest. So Maggie packs her few belongings and heads off to Rhode Island to make her dreams come true. Clementine has been stuck in Magnolia her whole life. The moment her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she knew she could never leave. And it was unrealistic for her to rely on her older brother, Archer, who can't seem to outrun the ghosts of his past. So when Maggie blows into town, both Clementine and Archer find themselves intrigued by the new move-in. When they stumble upon an old photograph of Maggie’s grandmother buried up in the attic, Maggie can’t help but be drawn to a woman she’s never met. In an attempt to feel closer to a family she never knew, a book club is revitalized. The Red Stilettos Book Club. What starts out as an act of desperation, soon becomes exactly what the women of Magnolia island were looking for, a sisterhood.

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The July book discussion will be: The Magnolia Inn by Anne-Marie Meyer. Maggie is thirty-six, recently divorced and embarrassingly unemployed. With a bank account nearing zero she does the only thing she can think of: make a business proposition to her gorgeous and successful estranged mother. To Maggie’s utter surprise, her mother agrees. Any funds she can create off the sale of the dilapidated family inn on the island of Magnolia would be hers to invest. So Maggie packs her few belongings and heads off to Rhode Island to make her dreams come true. Clementine has been stuck in Magnolia her whole life. The moment her father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s she knew she could never leave. And it was unrealistic for her to rely on her older brother, Archer, who can't seem to outrun the ghosts of his past. So when Maggie blows into town, both Clementine and Archer find themselves intrigued by the new move-in. When they stumble upon an old photograph of Maggie’s grandmother buried up in the attic, Maggie can’t help but be drawn to a woman she’s never met. In an attempt to feel closer to a family she never knew, a book club is revitalized. The Red Stilettos Book Club. What starts out as an act of desperation, soon becomes exactly what the women of Magnolia island were looking for, a sisterhood.

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The August book discussion will be: The Guardians by John Grisham In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.

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The August book discussion will be: The Guardians by John Grisham In the small Florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night. The killer left no clues. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. But no one was listening. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. Cullen Post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. With Quincy Miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought.

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