‘Brims with laughs, love, family and friendship. You will love this heartwarming read!’ Trisha Ashley. Meet the Reading Group: six women in the seaside village of Little Sanderton come together every month to share their love of reading. No topic is off-limits: books, family, love and loss . . . and don’t forget the glass of red!
Grace knows that the holiday season is going to be different this year. No turkey, no tinsel, no gorgeously wrapped gifts under the tree . . . how on earth is she going to break it to her little boys that Christmas is effectively cancelled? And can she bear to tell anyone her embarrassing secret? Enter the Reading Group: Grace’s life might have turned upside down but there’s no problem they can’t solve.
The concept of The Reading Group is fantastic – each month, the ladies tackle one read, and each month we hear from one particular person in the group: December was Grace, January was Anne-Marie, February was Kate, and will likely continue in March, April & May. It’s a clever concept, with quick, easy plots to get you hooked.
December was a quick, fun read. I kinda felt a bit like I had whiplash, it went by so fast, but it’s a short, sweet introduction to The Reading Group, although I’m desperate to learn how it came together? What instigated it? How do they all know each other? But maybe we’ll learn that as the books go on. Grace’s story is filled with emotion, despite the fact it’s 20 pages long, and you can see immediately there’s something wrong, something not right in her life, and you want to know! The best part for me, by far, was the way all of the reading group rally round to help Grace, it gives you a proper sense of community and you can tell these girls are close, willing to help at a moment’s notice and bodes really well for the future books for sure!
January and February were more of the same – easy to devour plots, characters you absolutely adore and I can see this series being really, really big. They’re the perfect bite-sized reads, not too long, but not too short, such is the way with novella-sized books sometimes, when they’re only 10 pages long, but not here. I’m so looking forward to learning more about the reading group girls as the books progress.