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book clubs

I could sit and gaze at these pictures all day long. How FUN are they? And these sweet ladies have no idea how much their selections of my books for their monthly readings mean to me. Grab a cup of coffee and meet my favorite book clubbers. And if your group picks one of my books, drop me a note and send me a picture, will you?

The Cousins Virtual Book Club: August 2020

Last week, I had the sweetest email from four cousins who wanted to learn more about World War II. So they formed a virtual book club "solely dedicated to reading books set during those war years. Your trilogy was our first pick and we just finished the third book." Wow! Thank you so much! What a great idea for pulling the extended family together in times like these? I loved their letter (which you can read HERE), but especially the closing lines: "Your trilogy helped us get through Covid quarantine ... It brought us cousins closer together, even across state-lines." I can't tell you how happy that makes me! 

St. Louis, Missouri
St. Charles, Illinois

Check out this lovely group of ladies in St. Charles, Illinois who chose OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their March 2020 book selection. I'm honored, ladies!

Spring Hill, Florida

What an honor and thrill to see these students at Wider Horizons a Montessori College Prep School - reading OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their American Literature class! Thanks to Julie Maglio, their fabulous teacher for making this happen. Happy reading, class!

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Brighton, Michigan

I was pleased to join these lovely ladies in Brighton by phone for their February 2020 book club meeting! We chatted away like old friends, had a great discussion about OF WINDMILLS & WAR, and a whole lot of laughs along the way. Special thanks to Marilyn Van Tiem for the sweet invitation!

London, England

My first international book club visit! I had such a wonderful time via Skype with these amazing young women "across the pond" in London who chose OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their January 2020 selection. Special thanks to Stacey Ciauri for connecting us. So many great questions from members who live in London but are literally from all over the world - Sweden, Norway, Poland, Russian, and even a couple of California girls. What a fun group! Thanks for a great visit, ladies!

Nashville, Tennessee USA

Of course, a chat with the London Ladies Book Club calls for a cuppa, so I was prepared with my own cup of English tea. Yes, keep calm and carry on!

Hutchinson, Kansas

Sending a great big thank you to the ladies of the Emanuel Lutheran Church Book Club for choosing THE RUNAWAY PASTOR'S WIFE for their September 2016 book selection. What a fabulous group!

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Sparta, North Carolina

Say hello to the Page Turners Book Club, meeting at the Alleghany County Public Library in Sparta, North Carolina. Isn't that a great name for their club? I'm so pleased they read THE RUNAWAY PASTOR'S WIFE for their July 2016 book selection. Special thanks to Nancy Morrell for sending me such a beautiful photograph of your group!

Tustin, California

Hey there, California girls! These sweet ladies are from Tustin, California, which is next to Santa Anna in Orange County. I was so pleased to hear they chose OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their June 2014 selection. Thank you so much and what a great picture!

Winter Garden, Florida

Say hello to the lovely ladies of the Orlando Area Christian Women's Book Club, meeting in Winter Garden, Florida. They recently chose CONFESSIONS OF A PRAYER SLACKER for their group study. (Hey, is that Panera? I love Panera! Call me next time - I'll hop a flight and join you!) Thank you, ladies!

My First International Book Club!

How lovely are these wonderful ladies in Northern Ireland? They selected CONFESSIONS OF A PRAYER SLACKER for the first book for the very first meeting of their Christian book club. Thank you Tanya, Sharyn, Tara, Karen, and Britta - what an honor!

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Say hello again to the Village Bible Church Book Club who whose OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their May 2016 sutdy. This is the second time these fabulous ladies have selected one of my books. Thanks, ladies, and a special thanks to Debi Scherer for the great photograph!

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Check out these amazing ladies from Hot Springs Village, Arkansas who chose THE RUNAWAY PASTOR'S WIFE for their March 2014 book selection. Thanks to Linda Vickroy for asking about study questions. What a great group you have!

Charlotte, North Carolina

Hello again to the The Illustrious Literary Society! This time my friends discussed OF WINDMILLS & WAR at their September 2014 gathering. My baby ranked a 10! WOOT! Thanks, ladies - and thank you to your photographer, Debbie Woods!

North Augusta, South Carolina

I am so humbled and honored that these sweet ladies from the First Baptist Church in North Augusta, SC chose OF WINDMILLS & WAR for their March book club selection. Thanks, ladies! What a fabulous group you have!

Charlotte, North Carolina

I was so very blessed by these precious ladies of the Illustrious Literary Society in Charlotte, NC who chose TEA WITH EMMA for their book club gathering. Special thanks to my "twin" Debbie Woods for staying in touch and sharing all the fun ways your ladies celebrate the books you read each month. And I'm also happy to add a very special note the ILS were the first official book club that wrote to tell me they were reading one of my books. You all will always have a special place in my heart!

The Illustrious Literary Society
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