Over the next few weeks, months, years (or whenever the urge hits me), I will post a list of the books we’ve read over the last three years in the Should Be Book Club. Our group has had such a good time reading and discussing all these books, even the ones we didn’t particularly like. Maybe you’ll find one of your favorites in here, too.
So, here goes….
We started with one of my favorite books of all times “Redeeming Love” by Francine Rivers. (I keep an extra copy in my bookcase just to loan out.) It is the story of an 1840′s farmer who travels to California and, while in town for supplies, sees the woman God tells him to marry. Turns out, she’s a prostitute. Kind of puts a damper in his plans, but he follows God anyway. Francine has done a masterful job of illustrating the biblical story of Hosea. She’s an excellent storyteller, and the book is gripping from start to finish.
Quick disclaimer: Some of our senior readers were a little offput by some of the subject matter, so be aware that the storyline deals with some mature topics.
We followed that book with “Abduction” by Wanda Dyson. The main character is a born again, former psychic who is struggling with how to use her “gift” in the proper manner. A kidnapping/murder mystery that kept us guessing from start to the end, the story gave us some really good discussion material.
For our third choice, we went with something a little lighter. “The Potluck Club” by Shepherd and Evans was a fun read, full of good recipes. The story follows an eclectic group of women in a small town and explores their struggles with life and each other. Intelligent, yet humorous, this book is the first of three. As an added bonus on the day of our club, I brought vegetable soup made from a recipe in the book, and it was good!
Check back again for the next few installments. Better yet, come join us.
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