Friday, May 14, 2010

June Book Club Selection

The Measure of a Lady by Deanne Gist is going to be our book club selection for June. This book is historical christian fiction with some romance, which takes place during the San Fransisco Gold Rush. After reading the book and talking to others who have previously read it, I felt this would be a perfect "summer" read. :)

Here is a description of what the book is about:

"Rachel Van Buren arrives in Gold Rush San Francisco with two wishes: to protect her younger siblings and to return east as soon as possible. Both goals prove more difficult than she could imagine as her brother and sister are lured by the city's dangerous freedom and a missionary-turned-gambler stakes a claim on her heart. Rachel won't give up without a fight though, and soon all will learn an eloquent but humorous lesson about what truly makes a lady.

Speak Politely. Even when you're the only respectable woman around, protesting the decadence of a city lost to gold fever.

Dress Modestly. Wear your sunbonnet at all times. Ensure nobody sees your work boots muddied by the San Francisco streets.

Remain Devoted to Family. Protect your siblings from the lures of the city, even against their wishes.

Stand Above Reproach. Most difficult when a wonderful man turns out to be a saloon owner.

Rise Above Temptation. No, not even just a little kiss ....

When these rules become increasingly difficult to uphold,
can Rachel Van Buren remain a beacon of virtue in a city of vice?" (end quote)

This book is 320 pages long with a couple notes from the author telling you about the research she did for the novel to try to make it historically accurate. Many thanks go to book club member Christy Bledsoe for recommending this book. It is a book that can keep you turning the pages pretty fast, It's an easy read that I did not want to put down.

Kathy will be in touch with you all soon about a pre-order. I checked the $5 book store yesterday (5/13) And they did not have this book at this time.

We do hope to see some of you who haven't been in a long time attend a meeting soon. We miss your company and input. The June meeting will be Saturday June 26th.

**Don't forget the May meeting is coming up soon on May 22nd at 8:30 am - 10 am in Swift's new building, classroom 4. Feel free to bring your friends and family! We ask that you RSVP back to this e-mail and let me know if you will or will not be attending the May Meeting. I really appreciate it***

Happy Reading!

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