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Book of the Month is a monthly book subscription service. Each month their panel of Judges selects a limited number of exceptional books to offer to their members. They announce their New Selections on the first of the month, and members have six days to decide which book (or books) they would like to receive. They ship books to all of their members at the same time, so members can read and participate in their discussion forum as a group.
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Book of the Month ships via USPS on the 6th day of each month.
Books always come neatly packed and in perfect condition. The jackets contain a BOTM logo, and the back shows the month the book was selected.
This month’s selections all looked great (they always do), but I am going to talk about Then She Was Gone.
❃ Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell: I couldn’t get this book started (or finished) quickly enough. It was well-written and had a plot twist I did NOT see coming. The story was very dark and maybe a little far-fetched (there are still some details I would love some clarification on), but, overall, this was a great read. The book was mainly narrated by the main character, Laurel, but an assortment of chapters were told in the voices of the sub-characters which gave a lot of insight into why / how things happened. I highly recommend this one!
Ellie Mack was the perfect daughter. She was fifteen, the youngest of three. She was beloved by her parents, friends, and teachers. She and her boyfriend made a teenaged golden couple. She was days away from an idyllic post-exams summer vacation, with her whole life ahead of her.
And then she was gone.
Now, her mother Laurel Mack is trying to put her life back together. It’s been ten years since her daughter disappeared, seven years since her marriage ended, and only months since the last clue in Ellie’s case was unearthed. So when she meets an unexpectedly charming man in a café, no one is more surprised than Laurel at how quickly their flirtation develops into something deeper. Before she knows it, she’s meeting Floyd’s daughters—and his youngest, Poppy, takes Laurel’s breath away.
Because looking at Poppy is like looking at Ellie. And now, the unanswered questions she’s tried so hard to put to rest begin to haunt Laurel anew. Where did Ellie go? Did she really run away from home, as the police have long suspected, or was there a more sinister reason for her disappearance? Who is Floyd, really? And why does his daughter remind Laurel so viscerally of her own missing girl?
Did you get Book of the Month this month? If so, what book(s) did you select? What genre is typically your favorite?
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