This group is for Women Who enjoy travelling through stories, and books become friends and markers of our lives. This book club is for women who like to escape a bit through reading stories which inspire, encourage, expand and elevate us. We will be hosting this club at Downtown Sacramento's only Independent Bookstore, Capital Books on K St., and they offer a 10% discount on our club book orders so please support them since we will meet in their Secret Window Space upstairs. Buy local with great people!
Hello Readers, pack your sunblock, shades and cute hats because our second book we're reviewing will take us on a voyage- The Jetsetters by Amanda Ward. I am ready to get away, are you? We are planning this talk to be online through webex until we can meet in person. Registrants will receive sign-in instructions for your laptops.
We'll meet at 7:00 and greet each other for 15 minutes then review questions and chat until 8:00-8:30.
Feel free to have your tropical drinks or smoothies with tiny umbrellas at the ready.
Again please allow your email to receive notifications so I can send group email updates with the link.
Capital Books has ordered some books and will give us 10% off for our club! Thanks friends!
A little preview for you and can't wait to see you in May!-
When seventy-year-old Charlotte Perkins submits a sexy essay to the "Become a Jetsetter" contest, she dreams of reuniting her estranged children: Lee, an almost-famous actress; Cord, a handsome Manhattan venture capitalist who can't seem to find a bride; and Regan, a harried mother who took it all wrong when Charlotte bought her a Weight Watchers gift certificate for her birthday. Charlotte yearns for the years when her children were young and she was a single mother who meant everything to them. When she wins the cruise, the family packs all their baggage—literal and figurative—and spends ten days traveling from sun-drenched Athens through glorious Rome to tapas-laden Barcelona on an over-the-top cruise ship, the Splendido Marveloso. As lovers new and old join the adventure, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the Perkins family is forced to confront the defining choices in their lives. Can four lost adults find the peace they've been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back to each other?
In the vein of The Nest and The Vacationers, Ward has created a delicious and intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate the seas of adulthood to cruise—we can only hope—toward joy. (less)