Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Her Books Presents: Book Club Picks

Welcome to Her Books…the place to sample great books written by women, for women.
With Book Club Picks, we’re giving you a delicious sample of eight Book Club Favorites sure to provide lively discussion at your next meeting. These are books from the authors you love, books that will touch your heart, lift your spirits, make you smile and sometimes send chills down your spine.
The books we’ve chosen are all winners—best-selling, award-winning stories, books that have proven themselves to be discussion-worthy. And…this is a big plus, ladies…every one of these books also offers a ready-made list of discussion questions you’ll find on the author’s website.
So get started…read through the samples to discover your next favorite author and book club selection.
If looks could kill, her daughter would be a goddess whose stare withered Megan into dust in the hallway. All from the glance of a ten year old.
“Why, Mom? Why won’t you let us walk?” Alexis half-turned on the stairs, hands on her hips as she challenged a rule they had created two years ago.
Megan closed her eyes and pinched the top of her nose. Drops of water from the end of her high ponytail dripped down the back of her neck. She’d rushed through her shower.
“Alexis, you know why,” she said. Her head throbbed. Great. It was only eight in the morning and she already had a headache. Megan headed to the kitchen for aspirin and water.
“But you let us walk home . . .” Alexis followed her.
“Yes, with an adult. Not alone. Sorry, but you are not walking to school by yourself. Honestly, Alex. Why do you have to push this? And today of all days.” With last night’s attempted abduction plastered all over the news there was no way another one of her daughters would be kidnapped. Not this time.
The afternoon Safe Walks program she’d started was going well, but she couldn’t round up enough volunteers to help in the mornings. She hoped by next year she would. Until then, she would continue to drive her daughter to school. It was the least she could do.
“What’s the big deal? Dad trusts us enough to walk home.”
Megan swallowed the pills and leaned against the counter. “I’m not Dad.”
The look of defiance on her daughter’s face dissolved before she walked out of the kitchen and headed back up the stairs. Megan shook her head.
“Stop arguing and just get ready,” she called over her shoulder. The thud of Alexis’s feet as they stomped up the stairs sounded along the hardwood floor.
“And change into a pair of pants without holes in the knees,” she said before Alexis had the chance to slam her door.
Megan grabbed her glass of water and headed into Peter’s office.
His desk was a mess. Books were piled up in one corner, stacks of bills and house appraisals in the other. His laptop had been moved to the edge of his desk so he could read the morning news. Peter sat there, his fingers splayed through this hair.
“Did you know about this?” He leaned back in his chair and held up the front page for her to see.
The headline captivated her attention: Missing. A ball of steel dropped in Megan’s stomach. Oh God, please let that little girl be okay. Her heart raced at the thought of another family having to experience their nightmare.

Samples to Savor: Book Club Picks, presented by Her Books:
Discover your book club’s next page-turner and spark fascinating conversations with your friends in this free sampling from eight bestselling authors. You’ll find rich prose, evocative plots, compelling characters and surprising twists from:
Finding Emma by Steena Holmes Composing Myself by Elena Aitken Spare Change by Bette Lee Crosby The Scandalous Ward by Karla Darcy The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi The Promise of Provence by Patricia Sands Broken Pieces by Rachel Thompson Depraved Heart by Kathleen Valentine
About the Author(s): Bestselling authors Steena Holmes, Elena Aitken, Rachel Thompson, Patricia Sands, Christine Nolfi, Kathleen Valentine, Bette Lee Crosby and Karla Darcy provide readers worldwide with contemporary fiction and nonfiction releases ranging from historical romance to literary.
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Genre - Women's Fiction
Rating – PG
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  1. Sounds like a nice book to read for a book club! great excerpt too!
    Kitty Iecvan

    1. It is, Kitty. We've also been reading the full versions of the book and these ladies are fantastic writers.