Saturday, July 25, 2015

July 2015 BOOK Family Matters

A Lakeside Book Club begins in Chapala at the Hotel Villa San Francisco, one block up from the Braniff House.  We plan to meet on the 2nd Thursday each month beginning July 9, 2015 at 2:00 PM. This Ladies Tea setting is elegant and we will all ENJOY meeting new people and: a perky selection of Teas, coffee, juice, fruit, fresh muffins, and cookies. The Villa San Francisco will set up our tables and serve us for 100 pesos each.  Our first DIGITAL book is available on AMAZON for only $2.99 USA. A light and fun mystery. "Family Matters" by author Laurinda Wallace.  In the lobby a grand piano is available for a quick warm-up tune under a beautiful chandelier. The PLOT: If you think your family is dysfunctional, welcome to Gracie Andersen's cast of characters. It takes place in the fictional town of Deer Creek, New York.  Gracie is a young
widow who runs a dog kennel called "The Milky Way".  Her uncle bequeaths her an odd gift immediately following her aunts funeral which prompts her to investigate the untimely death of her cousin. With Haley, her black Lab, Gracie pursues a trail of clues.  --- Our first book is a delightful WHO DUNNIT, a quick and easy read that cannot offend because any sort of obscenity is absent.  We can laugh together at any similarities within our own cast of family members and share our likes and dislikes about how this fictional tale turns out.  Future authors that are considered for this Book Club include Lynn Austin.  A free book this month on AMAZON entitled "Candle in the Darkness" by Lynn Austin.  It is a riveting fiction full of history.  A mind gripping tale of a woman caught in a nation split apart and torn between the one she loves and a truth she cannot deny.  Caroline Fletcher is a daughter of a wealthy slave-holding family from Richmond, Virginia.
She was raised to believe slavery is God-ordained, but she becomes aware of its cruelty and injustice.  Her awakening is sparked by the love and devotion of the slaves who tirelessly care for her.  Her dad and fiance fight for the Confederacy and their long held tradition of slavery.  Does Caroline's loyalty remain with her family values, or is she changed and compelled to fight for justice?  Is her passion emboldened to make a difference, or does she recline and choose NOT to risk rejection and difficulty so as to keep the peace within her family?  This book is also worthy of a summer read and perhaps a Tea Party discussion. All the snowbirds who have left for the summer are welcome to join us in the Fall.  Lakeside also has some interesting authors to meet, read and discuss.  Even if you are not interested in the book of the month, please join us for tea!!!  A hot cup of tea ministers to the soul...
just as sweet music or a great book lightens your spirit.... so please JOIN us and delight in the refreshing atmosphere of words shared among wonderful friends.  It is magical to depart from reality for a brief moment for a savory meal of words spun together for our pure PLEASURE.  Let us inhale deeply the good medicine of laughter and the joyful noise of women chattering about something fresh, like a new song....that sets our mood up, in tune with a HOPE that outlasts any temporary burdens we may bear. Invite a friend who needs a lift!  If you do not have an IPAD or a KINDLE, you can download the KINDLE READER onto your desktop, then order the book online at AMAZON and read on your desktop computer.  MUST RSVP to Barb at:  Read the book, or simply come for the female friendship in a lovely spot.  There are some ladies who will flutter in and out of this book club due to other obligations, so this group will remain flexible and embrace each one whenever they can attend.


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  2. As of April 27, 2015 the women who have submitted their kinship RSVP include:
    Marcee S, Dallas Deena, Donna Jewel, Betty G, Ruthie B, Betty B, Gayle H, Phyllis M, Judy H, Bobbi W, Bonnie G, Deanne B, Lorene C, Amy, Marlyn S, Cosala Amiga, Barbara H and....

  3. As of June 11, 2015 19 have confirmed to join us.

  4. As of June 25, 2015 24 ladies confirmed to join us.

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