Jessica’s Book Club: June 2021.

OUR JUNE BOOK CLUB PIC IS The Good Sister! Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be . . […]

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OUR JUNE BOOK CLUB PIC IS The Good Sister!

Fern Castle works in her local library. She has dinner with her twin sister Rose three nights a week. And she avoids crowds, bright lights and loud noises as much as possible. Fern has a carefully structured life and disrupting her routine can be . . . dangerous.

When Rose discovers that she cannot fall pregnant, Fern sees her chance to pay her sister back for everything Rose has done for her. Fern can have a baby for Rose. She just needs to find a father. Simple.

Fern’s mission will shake the foundations of the life she has carefully built for herself and stir up dark secrets that she long thought were buried.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of June! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: May 2021.

Our May book club pic is Life’s Too Short! When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and […]

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Our May book club pic is Life’s Too Short!

When Vanessa Price quit her job to pursue her dream of traveling the globe, she wasn’t expecting to gain millions of YouTube followers who shared her joy of seizing every moment. For her, living each day to its fullest isn’t just a motto. Her mother and sister never saw the age of 30, and Vanessa doesn’t want to take anything for granted. But after her half sister suddenly leaves Vanessa in custody of her baby daughter, life goes from “daily adventure” to “next-level bad” (now with bonus baby vomit in hair).

The last person Vanessa expects to show up offering help is the hot lawyer next door, Adrian Copeland. After all, she barely knows him. No one warned her that he was the Secret Baby Tamer or that she’d be spending a whole lot of time with him and his geriatric Chihuahua. Now she’s feeling things she’s vowed not to feel. Because the only thing worse than falling for Adrian is finding a little hope for a future she may never see.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of May! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: April 2021.

Our book for April is The Kitchen Front! Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front […]

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Our book for April is The Kitchen Front!

Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses: The Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is holding a cooking contest—and the grand prize is a job as the program’s first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the competition would present a crucial chance to change their lives.

For a young widow, it’s a chance to pay off her husband’s debts and keep a roof over her children’s heads. For a kitchen maid, it’s a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For a lady of the manor, it’s a chance to escape her wealthy husband’s increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it’s a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of March! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: March 2021.

Spring is coming! For March, we’re doing a two part read! I’ve picked Love At First by Kale Clayborn, as well as her book Love Lettering! I read Love Lettering last year at this time and absolutely adored it. Love At First just came out this week, so for those of you who read through […]

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Spring is coming! For March, we’re doing a two part read!

I’ve picked Love At First by Kale Clayborn, as well as her book Love Lettering!

I read Love Lettering last year at this time and absolutely adored it. Love At First just came out this week, so for those of you who read through your local library and prefer books that have been out for awhile, I wanted to include Love Lettering too!

About Love At First:

Sixteen years ago, a teenaged Will Sterling saw–or rather, heard–the girl of his dreams. Standing beneath an apartment building balcony, he shared a perfect moment with a lovely, warm-voiced stranger. It’s a memory that’s never faded, though he’s put so much of his past behind him. Now an unexpected inheritance has brought Will back to that same address, where he plans to offload his new property and get back to his regular life as an overworked doctor. Instead, he encounters a woman, two balconies above, who’s uncannily familiar . . .

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About Love Lettering

Meg Mackworth’s hand-lettering skill has made her famous as the Planner of Park Slope, designing custom journals for her New York City clientele. She has another skill too: reading signs that other people miss. Knowing the upcoming marriage of Reid Sutherland and his polished fianc e was doomed to fail is one thing, but weaving a secret word of warning into their wedding program is another. Meg may have thought no one would spot it, but she hadn’t counted on sharp-eyed, pattern-obsessed Reid…

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of March! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: February 2021.

It’s a good one! So excited that our February book pick will be How To Fail At Flirting! I read this book last month and absolutely LOVED it. The name doesn’t do it justice! Here’s the scoop: One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down. […]

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It’s a good one!

So excited that our February book pick will be How To Fail At Flirting!

I read this book last month and absolutely LOVED it. The name doesn’t do it justice!

Here’s the scoop: One daring to-do list and a crash course in flirtation turn a Type A overachiever’s world upside down.

When her flailing department lands on the university’s chopping block, Professor Naya Turner’s friends convince her to shed her frumpy cardigan for an evening on the town. For one night her focus will stray from her demanding job and she’ll tackle a new kind of to-do list. When she meets a charming stranger in town on business, he presents the perfect opportunity to check off the items on her list. Let the guy buy her a drink. Check. Try something new. Check. A no-strings-attached hookup. Check…almost.

Jake makes her laugh and challenges Naya to rebuild her confidence, which was left toppled by her abusive ex-boyfriend. Soon she’s flirting with the chance at a more serious romantic relationship–except nothing can be that easy. The complicated strings around her dating Jake might destroy her career.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group towards the end of February! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: October 2020.

And it’s October! 6 months of our book club going strong! Here’s our October book pick… We will be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. I absolutely LOVE his books and am so excited to read this one along with you. Here’s the scoop: Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an […]

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And it’s October! 6 months of our book club going strong! Here’s our October book pick…

We will be reading Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. I absolutely LOVE his books and am so excited to read this one along with you.

Here’s the scoop: Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. 

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of October – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: September 2020.

Woohoo! Time for our September book! We will be reading One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London! I am so, so thrilled about this book – I’ve heard rave reviews! Here’s the scoop: Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a massively broken […]

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Woohoo! Time for our September book!

We will be reading One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London! I am so, so thrilled about this book – I’ve heard rave reviews!

Here’s the scoop: Bea Schumacher is a devastatingly stylish plus-size fashion blogger who has amazing friends, a devoted family, legions of Insta followers—and a massively broken heart. Like the rest of America, Bea indulges in her weekly obsession: the hit reality show Main Squeeze. The fantasy dates! The kiss-off rejections! The surprising amount of guys named Chad! But Bea is sick and tired of the lack of body diversity on the show. Since when is being a size zero a prerequisite for getting engaged on television?

Just when Bea has sworn off dating altogether, she gets an intriguing call: Main Squeeze wants her to be its next star, surrounded by men vying for her affections. Bea agrees, on one condition—under no circumstances will she actually fall in love. She’s in this to supercharge her career, subvert harmful beauty standards, inspire women across America, and get a free hot air balloon ride. That’s it.

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of August – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: August 2020.

I’m so excited for our August pick! We will be reading The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister. Many of you have recommended this book to me and I am SO excited to read it along with you. It sounds wonderful! Here’s the scoop: Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather […]

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I’m so excited for our August pick!

We will be reading The School of Essential Ingredients by Erica Bauermeister.

Many of you have recommended this book to me and I am SO excited to read it along with you. It sounds wonderful!

Here’s the scoop: Once a month on a Monday night, eight students gather in Lillian’s restaurant for a cooking class. Among them is Claire, a young woman coming to terms with her new identity as a mother; Tom, a lawyer whose life has been overturned by loss; Antonia, an Italian kitchen designer adapting to life in America; and Carl and Helen, a long-married couple whose union contains surprises the rest of the class would never suspect.The students have come to learn the art behind Lillian’s soulful dishes, but it soon becomes clear that each seeks a recipe for something beyond the kitchen. And soon they are transformed by the aromas, flavors, and textures of what they create….

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of August – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: July 2020.

I’m so excited to announce our July book club pick! We will be reading Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory! I am so excited as I absolutely looooove Jasmine’s other books. Here’s the scoop: Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But […]

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I’m so excited to announce our July book club pick!

We will be reading Party of Two by Jasmine Guillory!

I am so excited as I absolutely looooove Jasmine’s other books.

Here’s the scoop: Dating is the last thing on Olivia Monroe’s mind when she moves to LA to start her own law firm. But when she meets a gorgeous man at a hotel bar and they spend the entire night flirting, she discovers too late that he is none other than hotshot junior senator Max Powell. Olivia has zero interest in dating a politician, but when a cake arrives at her office with the cutest message, she can’t resist—it is chocolate cake, after all. Olivia is surprised to find that Max is sweet, funny, and noble–not just some privileged white politician she assumed him to be. Because of Max’s high-profile job, they start seeing each other secretly, which leads to clandestine dates and silly disguises. But when they finally go public, the intense media scrutiny means people are now digging up her rocky past and criticizing her job, even her suitability as a trophy girlfriend. Olivia knows what she has with Max is something special, but is it strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight?

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of June – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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Jessica’s Book Club: June 2020.

I’m excited to announce our June book club pick, Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner! I read a lot of books in May, but this was the stand out for me. I LOVED IT. Here’s the scoop: “Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for […]

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I’m excited to announce our June book club pick, Summer Longing by Jamie Brenner!

I read a lot of books in May, but this was the stand out for me. I LOVED IT.

Here’s the scoop: “Ruth Cooperman arrives in beautiful beachside Provincetown for her retirement, renting the perfect waterfront cottage while she searches for her forever home. After years of hard work and making peace with life’s compromises, Ruth is looking forward to a carefree summer of solitude. But when she finds a baby girl abandoned on her doorstep, Ruth turns to her new neighbors for help and is drawn into the drama of the close-knit community.”

We will discuss the book in our secret facebook group the last week of June – date to come! Follow jessica’s book club on IG and facebook for details throughout the month, and to see what else I’m reading. xo

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