DO YOU LOVE TO READ?

So do we! We invite you to come and fellowship each month with new friends and a good book. Book Club is free and a monthly commitment is not required. We just ask that you read the book before you come and you bring it with you. Once a month in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus. 2021 BOOKCLUB LIST

January 27th

Love and the Silver Lining, by Tammy L. Gray

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

This disaster may be just what she needed.

Darcy Malone’s dreams of mission work are dashed on the eve of fulfilling them: The Guatemalan school she was going to teach at has closed, and she’s already quit her job and given up her apartment. Stuck in her worst-case scenario, Darcy accepts an unexpected offer to move in with Bryson Katsaros’s little sister, despite the years of distrust between her and Bryson, the lead singer in her best friend Cameron’s band. But as she meets those close to Bryson, Darcy quickly discovers there is more to him than just his bad-boy persona.

Needing to find a purpose for all her sudden free time, Darcy jumps at the chance to care for and train a group of unruly dogs, with the aim of finding each a home before their bereaved owner returns them to animal control. But it’s Darcy herself who will encounter a surprising rescue in the form of love, forgiveness, and learning to let go.

February 24th

The Oath by Frank Perretti

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

An ancient evil. A long-forgotten oath. A town with a deadly secret. The result unfolds in this gripping thriller with over one million copies sold.

Something evil is at work in Hyde River, an isolated mining town in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.

Under the cover of darkness, a predator strikes without warning—taking life in the most chilling and savage fashion.

The community of Hyde River watches in terror as residents suddenly vanish. Yet, the more locals are pressed for information, the more they close ranks, sworn to secrecy by their forefathers’ hidden sins.

Only when Hyde River’s secrets are exposed is the true extent of the danger fully revealed. What the town discovers is something far more deadly than anything they’d imagined. Something that doesn’t just stalk its victims—it has the power to turn hearts black with decay as it slowly fills their souls with darkness.

March 31st

The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

A delightful new western romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Redeeming Love

1875. When Kathryn Walsh arrives in tiny Calvada, a mining town nestled in the Sierra Nevadas, falling in love is the farthest thing from her mind. Banished from Boston by her wealthy stepfather, she has come to claim an inheritance from the uncle she never knew: a defunct newspaper office on a main street overflowing with brothels and saloons, and a seemingly worthless mine. Moved by the oppression of the local miners and their families, Kathryn decides to relaunch her uncle’s newspaper―and then finds herself in the middle of a maelstrom, pitted against Calvada’s most powerful men. But Kathryn intends to continue to say―and publish―whatever she pleases, especially when she knows she’s right.

Matthias Beck, owner of a local saloon and hotel, has a special interest in the new lady in town. He instantly recognizes C. T. Walsh’s same tenacity in the beautiful and outspoken redhead―and knows all too well how dangerous that family trait can be. While Kathryn may be right about Calvada’s problems, her righteousness could also get her killed. But when the handsome hotelier keeps finding himself on the same side of the issues as the opinionated Miss Walsh, Matthias’s restless search for purpose becomes all about answering the call of his heart.

Everyone may be looking to strike it rich in this lawless boomtown, but it’s a love more precious than gold that will ultimately save them all.

April 28th

Someone Like You by Karen Kingsbury

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Science raises questions only love can answer in this moving and thought-provoking novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “heart-tugging and emotional” (Romantic Times Book Reviews) life-changing fiction.

One frozen embryo. Two families with life-long secrets. And a guy who never planned to fall in love again.

Maddie Baxter West is shaken to the core when she finds out everything she believed about her life was a lie. Her parents had always planned to tell her the truth about her past: that she was adopted as an embryo. But somehow the right moment never happened. Then a total stranger confronts Maddie with the truth and tells her something else that rocks her world—Maddie had a sister she never knew about. Betrayed, angry, and confused, Maddie leaves her new job and fiancé, rejects her family’s requests for forgiveness, and moves to Portland to find out who she really is.

Dawson Gage’s life was destroyed when London Quinn, his best friend and the only girl he ever loved, is killed. In the hospital waiting room, London’s mother reveals that London might have had a sibling. The frozen embryo she and her husband donated decades ago. When Dawson finds Maddie and brings her to Portland, the Quinns—her biological parents—welcome her into their lives and hearts. Maddie is comforted by the Quinns’ love and intrigued by their memories of London, who was so much like her. Is this the family and the life she was really meant to have?

Now it will take the love of Dawson Gage to help Maddie know who she is…and to help her find her way home.

May 19th

The Printed Letter Bookshop by Katherine Reay

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

Books. Love. Friendship. Second chances. All can be found at the Printed Letter Bookshop in the small, charming town of Winsome.

One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.

While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls.

When Madeline’s professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt’s beloved shop? And even if she has, the women’s best combined efforts may be too little, too late.

June 30th

Called to Battle by J. Henry Watson

Thursday, 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus.

For fans of best selling mystery and suspense novels comes a supernatural thriller about a pastor, a lawyer and a police officer who are swept up into a battle between spiritual forces of good and evil.

When Jim Conwell answered the call to pastor a small community church, he never dreamed it would toss him into the fight of his life.

The unsuspecting town of Whittenville, nestled in the scenic mountains of New England, once had everything going for it. But now, the winds have changed; sin has become rampant and drug dealers rule.

Dark powers lurking in the shadows threaten to destroy anyone standing in the way of their plans. The evil hits its mark when the police discover Jim with a smoking gun in his hand and the body of a church member on the floor. Jim soon finds himself at the epicenter of a courtroom drama that is fought not only in the natural, but also in the spiritual realm.

The opposition is ruthless, but with Jim’s guidance and godly wisdom, a small team of ordinary people come together with only their faith and willingness to fight the good fight. Victory seems impossible, but with God’s power made accessible to them, they just might be able to reclaim the battlefield. But will it be enough to win the war?

This gripping murder mystery, inspired by real events in the author’s life, offer keen insight into spiritual warfare, the reality of evil, and the power of prayer. If you enjoy a great legal thriller or suspense novel from Christian fiction authors like Ted Dekker, Frank Peretti and Joel Rosenburg, don’t miss this heart-pounding novel from J. Henry Watson.