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Friday, March 14, 2014

The Reading Circle


Book #14 Read in 2014
The Reading Circle by Ashton Lee

This book will be out on March 25, 2014 but I was lucky enough to receive a signed copy from the author.  I loved the first in this series, The Cherry Cola Book Club.  The second book, this one, was no different.

In this book, MauraBeth is still trying to ensure her library's survival, as the local councilman wants its location to build an industrial park.  MauraBeth tries to increase numbers in The Cherry Cola Book Club, but the councilman plants his own member to cause problems.  As if that is not enough to worry about, MauraBeth's growing relationship with teacher boyfriend Jeremy is hitting some snags.  However, MauraBeth is a librarian made of strong stuff and she engages in her struggles head on.

Once again, Lee does a great job writing female characters.  He creates voices for them that are interesting and believable.  He did have me a bit worry about Jeremy early on in this book but showing a different side to Jeremy made him a more complex character. 

I loved this book and cannot wait for book #3 in the series to come out.  I highly recommend this series to book lovers who love to read about books, libraries and interesting characters.

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