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Who: Anyone who enjoys reading and discussing books. Plot Twist is open to all ages and genders, diverse groups are awesome. Requirements: 1) Enjoy reading 2) Participate in our Meetups

What: We will read contemporary fiction written in this century. There are so many writers to entertain us that we will not read a series. If you enjoy Domestic Suspense, Thrillers, Mystery and Upmarket Fiction this club is a great fit.

When: We will meet on Sunday afternoons at 2pm.

Where: Local coffee shops and cafes.

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December Book Club — Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

Press Cafe

Hi everybody,

Great to see everyone yesterday at book club! For next month we were going to try out a different venue that has been recommended. We will be meeting at the Press Cafe, but still at the same time. It is located near the Trinity River walking trail, and has a lot of good parking.

The choices for December are: 1. One Day In December, 2. Comfort & Joy, 3. The Twelve Dates of Christmas, or 4. Winter Street

Please vote in the comments, and I will announce the winner on Friday.

Mini bios from Goodreads:

1. One Day in December by Josie Silver (393 pages)

Two people. Ten chances. One unforgettable love story.

Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn't exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there's a moment of pure magic... and then her bus drives away...

2. Comfort & Joy by Kristin Hannah (272 pages)

Joy Candellaro once loved Christmas more than any other time of the year. Now, as the holiday approaches, she is at a crossroads in her life; recently divorced and alone, she can’t summon the old enthusiasm for celebrating. So without telling anyone, she buys a ticket and boards a plane bound for the beautiful Pacific Northwest. When an unexpected detour takes her deep into the woods of the Olympic rainforest, Joy makes a bold decision to leave her ordinary life behind--to just walk away--and thus begins an adventure unlike any she could have imagined.

3. The Twelve Dates of Christmas by Jenny Bayliss (320 pages)

When it comes to relationships, thirty-four-year-old Kate Turner is ready to say "Bah, humbug." The sleepy town of Blexford, England, isn't exactly brimming with prospects, and anyway, Kate's found fulfillment in her career as a designer, and in her delicious side job baking for her old friend Matt's neighborhood café. But then her best friend signs her up for a dating agency that promises to help singles find love before the holidays. Twenty-three days until Christmas. Twelve dates with twelve different men. The odds must finally be in her favor . . . right?

Yet with each new date more disastrous than the one before--and the whole town keeping tabs on her misadventures--Kate must remind herself that sometimes love, like mistletoe, shows up where it's least expected. And maybe, just maybe, it's been right under her nose all along. . . .

4. Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand

In bestseller Elin Hilderbrand's first Christmas novel, a family gathers on Nantucket for a holiday filled with surprises.

Kelley Quinn is the owner of Nantucket's Winter Street Inn and the proud father of four, all of them grown and living in varying states of disarray. Patrick, the eldest, is a hedge fund manager with a guilty conscience. Kevin, a bartender, is secretly sleeping with a French housekeeper named Isabelle. Ava, a school teacher, is finally dating the perfect guy but can't get him to commit. And Bart, the youngest and only child of Kelley's second marriage to Mitzi, has recently shocked everyone by joining the Marines.

As Christmas approaches, Kelley is looking forward to getting the family together for some quality time at the inn. But when he walks in on Mitzi kissing Santa Claus (or the guy who's playing Santa at the inn's annual party), utter chaos descends. With the three older children each reeling in their own dramas and Bart unreachable in Afghanistan, it might be up to Kelley's ex-wife, nightly news anchor Margaret Quinn, to save Christmas at the Winter Street Inn.

Before the mulled cider is gone, the delightfully dysfunctional Quinn family will survive a love triangle, an unplanned pregnancy, a federal crime, a small house fire, many shots of whiskey, and endless rounds of Christmas caroling, in this heart-warming novel about coming home for the holidays.

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