January 2021 - Christmas on the Island
As the COVID cases are still high in the area, we have decided to hold the next few meetings through Zoom. Thank you to all who joined us earlier this month!
We want everyone to stay healthy for the holidays! I’ve chosen a bit lighter book this month, as we all tend to be so busy during the holidays. Hope you enjoy it!Please find below the information for December's book.
Here are the details:
Where: Lavender Hill Designs
When: Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
Book: Christmas on the Island by Jenny Colgan
On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy—yet incredibly festive and beautiful...
It's a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love—unless, of course, you've accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent Joel think she’s the bearer of glad tidings—or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter?
Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her?
Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget! And warm up your kitchen with bonus recipes for the Little Beach Street Bakery’s seasonal shortbread, Lanark Blue Scones, and Black Buns.
If you can’t make a book club meeting that’s fine. There’s always next month!
If you are planning to attend, please R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 352-7042.
I hope everyone stays well and heathy until our next meeting. Keep social distancing and washing those hands!
Remember...reading makes immigrants of us all. It takes us away from home, but more important, it finds homes for us everywhere.