September 2019 - The Prisoner in the Castle; October 2019 - Jackdaws

The August Book Club meeting was another fun evening!  I hope you all are enjoying reading these books as much as I've enjoyed choosing them!  

As we discussed at the last meeting, since I am going to be out of town in September (I will be in Paris, London and the south of France shopping for new and wonderful things for the store!), we will be skipping our September meeting. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 1st. And, just to keep you all busy while I am gone, we will be reading two books! We will discuss both books at our next book club meeting in October. So get busy!


Here are the details: 
Where: 
Lavender Hill Designs
When: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Book One: The Prisoner in the Castle by Susan Elia Macneal

A series of baffling murders among a group of imprisoned agents threatens the outcome of World War II in this chilling mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Mr. Churchill’s Secretary.
November, 1942. World War II is raging, and former spy Maggie Hope knows too much: what the British government is willing to do to keep its secrets, who is lying, who the double-crossers are. She knows exactly who is sending agents to their deaths. These are the reasons Maggie is isolated on a remote Scottish island, in a prison known as Killoch Castle. When one of her fellow inmates drops dead in the middle of his after-dinner drink—he’s only the first. As victims fall one by one, Maggie will have to call upon all her wits and skills to escape—not just certain death . . . but certain murder. For what’s the most important thing that Maggie Hope knows? She must survive.


Book Two: Jackdaws by Ken Follett

D-Day is approaching. They don’t know where or when, but the Germans know it’ll be soon, and for Felicity “Flick” Clariet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain’s most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans’ ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe.

But when Flick and her Resistance-leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Code-named the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans—but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know—secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself. . . . 

Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.


​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 
info@lavenderhilldesigns.com or (843) 352-7042. 


Remember…the worst part about finishing a book is having to find another that is just as good or better than the last! 

Happy Reading, 
~ Tracey

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