Tuesday morning, Book Club were enjoying Jan’s generous breakfast buffet ( now ! this was way beyond our recently adopted “tea, coffee and cookies” guideline!).
Big thanks to Jan for hosting!
Seven ladies were present to discuss The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins.
Book ratings again had a huge range. The ladies who had finished reading it rated it between seven and eight. The ones who didn’t get into it thought it was too “dark”, depressing and about issues (slavery and lesbian love affairs) they would rather not waste their time with or don’t enjoy reading about, gave it up to four points for good style of writing.
We all agreed that the book was fast to read, the plot easy to follow and the ending, perhaps unexpected, surprisingly sad .
A very good point was brought up by Jennifer; all the “darker, scandalous sidelines ” injected to the story most likely were encouraged by the publisher to make Collins’ debut novel perfect material for a motion picture script!
We also warmly welcomed our newest member Lindsay Todd, and hope to see many more new faces, as well as welcoming all our loyal “snow birds” back, to join the Tuesday morning book club meetings this coming season.
Kirsti has two paper copies of the September book available she would be glad to give them away to anyone interested to take a plunge in the Jamaican sugar plantations and the gothic and historical London of 1820’s.
Next up: (reading list)
October 29, 10 am
Ruth is hosting
Book: The Legacy of Elizabeth Pringle by Kirsty Wark.
November 26, 10 am
Barbara is hosting
Book : The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Happy Reading All!