CROSSCITY WOMEN’S BOOKCLUB
Do you LOVE to read?? So do we! We invite you to come and fellowship each month with new friends and a good book.
Bookclub 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.
December’s Bookclub selection is Chasing Sunsets by Karen Kingsbury. Bookclub is meeting on December 19th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the second novel in the Angels Walking series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life: the dramatic story of a woman desperate to find deeper meaning in her life.
Growing up in a comfortable home, Mary Catherine wanted for nothing. Though she loves her wealthy parents, their lifestyle never appealed to her. Instead, Mary Catherine pursues meaning through charity work, giving away a part of herself but never giving away her heart.
Now Mary Catherine lives in Los Angeles with her roommate, Sami, and volunteers at a local youth center with baseball coach Tyler Ames and LA Dodgers pitcher Marcus Dillinger. Despite Mary Catherine’s intention to stay single, she finds herself drawing close to Marcus, and their budding romance offers an exciting life she never dreamed of. That is, until she receives devastating news from her doctor. News that alters her future and forces her to make a rash decision.
Inspirational and moving, Chasing Sunsets is the story of one woman’s deep longings of the soul, and the sacrifices she’s willing to make in search of healing.
January’s Bookclub selection is Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury. Bookclub is meeting on January 30th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes the third novel in the unforgettable Angels Walking series about divine intervention and the trials and triumphs of life for a group of friends.
Despite needing a heart transplant and against the advice of her doctor, Mary Catherine moves to Uganda to work at a brand new orphanage. Whatever time she has left, Mary Catherine wants to spend it helping children—especially since there will be no children of her own. The only problem is Major League Baseball player Marcus Dillinger, the man she never meant to fall in love with. Neither Marcus nor Mary Catherine’s other friends—Tyler Ames and Sami Dawson—know just how serious her heart condition is.
Still, Marcus is sure in the depths of his soul that something isn’t right. Ultimately his correspondence with Mary Catherine leads him on a desperate life-or-death mission to rescue her and get her to a US hospital before time runs out. Meanwhile, Sami and Tyler struggle with issues of their own. In a season when Tyler plans to ask Sami to marry him, the very core of their relationship is in jeopardy.
The team of angels walking is busier than ever in this epic battle between life and death. A Brush of Wings is a poignant tale of love, sacrifice, and the power of faith.
February’s Bookclub selection is Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson. Bookclub is meeting on February 27th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
What happened to Brigitte Berthold?
That question has haunted Daniel Knight since he was thirteen, when he and ten-year-old Brigitte escaped the Gestapo agents who arrested both their parents. They survived a harrowing journey from Germany to England, only to be separated upon their arrival. Daniel vowed to find Brigitte after the war, a promise he has fought to fulfill for more than seventy years.
Now a wealthy old man, Daniel’s final hope in finding Brigitte rests with Quenby Vaughn, an American journalist working in London. He believes Quenby’s tenacity to find missing people and her personal investment in a related WWII espionage story will help her succeed where previous investigators have failed. Though Quenby is wrestling her own demons–and wary at the idea of teaming up with Daniel’s lawyer, Lucas Hough–the lure of Brigitte’s story is too much to resist. Together, Quenby and Lucas delve deep into the past, following a trail of deception, sacrifice, and healing that could change all of their futures.
March’s Bookclub selection is The Advocate by Randy Singer. Bookclub is meeting on March 26th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s campus
At the trial of Christ, Theophilus, brilliant young “assessore” raised in the Roman aristocracy, stands behind Pontius Pilate and whispers, “Offer to release Barabbas.” The strategy backfires, and Theophilus never forgets the sight of an innocent man unjustly suffering the worst of all possible deaths–Roman crucifixion.Three decades later, Theophilus has proven himself in the legal ranks of the Roman Empire. He has survived the insane rule of Caligula and has weathered the cruel tyrant’s quest to control the woman he loves. He has endured the mindless violence of the gladiator games and the backstabbing intrigue of the treason trials.Now he must face another evil Caesar, defending the man Paul in Nero’s deranged court. Can Theophilus mount a defense that will keep another innocent man from execution?The advocate’s first trial altered the course of history. His last will change the fate of an empire.
How often does the book club meet?
We meet once a month, usually on the last Thursday.
When and where do they meet?
We meet the last Thursday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Frappe House on CrossCity’s Campus.
Shari Warkentin is leading this month’s group so look for her or text her once you arrive. 559-495-8426
What kind of commitment is required?
There is no set commitment. You may pick and choose the months you would like to participate.
What should I bring when I come?
It is helpful to have read that month’s selection before coming so that you can participate in the discussion. Please bring the book (or e-book) with you. It is a very casual and relaxed atmosphere—all women are welcome!