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This book club provided an opportunity to discuss books with authors from 2009 - 2013. I like to think we were a group of daughters, sisters, wives, mothers, well... women finding time to meet while juggling daily life.

I hope you enjoy exploring The Manic Mommies Book Club Archives. We read 46 books over the years, with audio or written author discussions for each book read documented on this blog.

~ with kindness & gratitude, Mari

June Book Discussion - rescheduled to Jun 29th

Just a quick post to let everyone know that our June book club discussion will be delayed one week. 

If you won a copy of the book in the giveaway, you should have received it by now.  Everyone is buzzing about this one, such a fun book for summer!

Please feel free to leave a comment with questions/discussion topics (or email me).

Call now scheduled for June 29th at 8PM EST

Where:  (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 90383
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July 2011 Selection: Violets of March

Last summer, by pure coincidence, my family moved the same day Erin’s family moved to New York. Even though our paths don’t cross in real life I found comfort knowing someone else was going through something similar. I remember July passing by in a flash, spending every minute unpacking and get settled (thriving on order… this couldn’t happen fast enough for me).

This summer I’m determined will find time to unwind and relax, taking in all that summer has to offer on the east coast. With fairs to attend almost every weekend, fun runs, parades… summer will be a new experience (so different than in the Midwest). I hope everyone finds time to unwind this summer, taking time to read on the deck, enjoying an upcoming road trip, baseball, time at the cabin, the choices are many.

Our July book selection was just released and I’m thrilled to say it’s getting great reviews!

Click here to read an author interview with Nicole from Linus's Blanket.

Giveaway: We have 24 books to giveaway, visit the Manic Mommies website for details.  Giveaway closed

When: July 20th at 8PM EST
Where: Call-in details will be available a week before the call

Synopsis: A heartbroken woman stumbled upon a diary and steps into the life of its anonymous author.

In her twenties, Emily Wilson was on top of the world: she had a bestselling novel, a husband plucked from the pages of GQ, and a one-way ticket to happily ever after.

Ten years later, the tide has turned on Emily's good fortune. So when her great-aunt Bee invites her to spend the month of March on Bainbridge Island in Washington State, Emily accepts, longing to be healed by the sea. Researching her next book, Emily discovers a red velvet diary, dated 1943, whose contents reveal startling connections to her own life.

I encourage you to visit the author's website to learn more about her, read her blog, and to watch a book trailer that will leave you wanting more!