CROSSCITY WOMEN’S BOOKCLUB
Do you LOVE to read?? So do we! We invite you to come and fellowship each month with new friends and a good book.
Bookclub is free and a monthly commitment is not required. We just ask that you read the book before you come and you bring it with you.
January‘s Bookclub selection is Angel’s Walking by Karen Kingsbury. Bookclub is meeting on Jan 31st from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
When former national baseball star Tyler Ames suffers a career-ending injury, all he can think about is putting his life back together the way it was before. He has lost everyone he loves on his way to the big leagues. Then just when things seem to be turning around, Tyler hits rock bottom. Across the country, Tyler’s one true love Sami Dawson has moved on.
A series of small miracles leads Tyler to a maintenance job at a retirement home and a friendship with Virginia Hutcheson, an old woman with Alzheimer’s who strangely might have the answers he so desperately seeks.
A team of Angels Walking take on the mission to restore hope for Tyler, Sami, and Virginia. Can such small and seemingly insignificant actions of the unseen bring healing and redemption? And can the words of a stranger rekindle lost love? Every journey begins with a step.
It is time for the mission to begin…
February‘s Bookclub selection is The Butterfly and the Violin by Kristy Cambron . Bookclub is meeting on Feb 28th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
A Mysterious painting breathes hope and beauty into the darkest corners of Auschwitz–and the loneliest hearts of Manhattan.
Manhattan art dealer Sera James watched her world crumble at the altar two years ago, and her heart is still fragile. Her desire for distraction reignites a passion for a mysterious portrait she first saw as a young girl–a painting of a young violinist with piercing blue eyes.
In her search for the painting, Sera crosses paths with William Hanover–the grandson of a wealthy California real estate mogul–who maybe the key to uncovering the hidden masterpiece. Together Sera and William slowly unravel the story behind the painting’s subject: Austrian violinist Adele VonBron.
A darling of the Austrian aristocracy of 1942, talented violinist, and daughter to a high-ranking member of the Third Reich, Adele risks everything when she begins smuggling Jews out of Vienna. In a heartbeat, her life of prosperity and privilege dissolves into a world of starvation and barbed wire.
As Sera untangles the secrets behind the painting, she finds beauty in the most unlikely of places: the grim camps of Auschwitz and the inner recesses of her own troubled heart.
March‘s Bookclub selection is Evidence of Mercy by Terri Blackstock . Bookclub is meeting on March 28th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
The plane crash nearly ended Lynda’s life. Was it an accident or sabotage? Lynda Barrett, a young lawyer, hates to sell her plane, but she can no longer afford to keep it. Enter Jake Stevens: wealthy, arrogant, and interested in buying Lynda’s beloved Piper. Together, he and Lynda embark on a test flight that ends in disaster–hurling them into a terrifying sequence of events. One thing becomes clear: Someone is out to get Lynda . . . someone who will not be satisfied until she is dead. This riveting novel takes the reader on a suspense-filled flight into a world where the dark side of human nature meets with a higher power . . . where love finds root in the midst of hatred’s savagery . . . and where terrifying and uncontrollable circumstances become the unlikely catalysts for forgiveness and faith. Evidence of Mercy is book one in the Sun Coast Chronicles by award-winning author Terri Blackstock. From absorbing legal drama to lightning-paced action, the Sun Coast Chronicles offers suspense at its finest, tempered with remarkable realism and penetrating insights into the human heart. Look for Ulterior Motives, Justifiable Means, and Presumption of Guilt at your favorite bookstore.
How often does the book club meet?
We meet once a month, usually on the last Thursday.
When and where do they meet?
We meet the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s Campus.
Shari Warkentin is leading this month’s group so look for her or text her once you arrive. 559-495-8426
What kind of commitment is required?
There is no set commitment. You may pick and choose the months you would like to participate.
What should I bring when I come?
It is helpful to have read that month’s selection before coming so that you can participate in the discussion. Please bring the book (or e-book) with you. It is a very casual and relaxed atmosphere—all women are welcome!