The Blue Bottle Club - Book Review

This is my first Book Review on the Blog and that just might give you a clue about how much I like this book.

The Blue Bottle Club

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In the wake of the depression of 1929, four friends gather in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas Day to make a solemn pact.
Our dreams for the future, they whisper, as they place tiny pieces of paper holding their life wishes into the blue, cabin-shaped bottle.
Letitia dreams of marriage and children>
Mary hopes to be a painter.
Eleanor aspires to help those in need as a social worker.
Adora longs to be a Broadway actress.

Four girls, four dreams, and four futures sealed in a cobalt blue bottle.

Sixty-five years later, local news reporter Brendan Delaney stumbles upon the bottle, discovering the most meaningful story of her career and possibly the meaning missing from her own life.

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My Thoughts

I loved this book the first and second times I read it and it is one of the first books I recommend to other female friends.  My daughter also loved it.  

I have bought and read most of the books written by Penelope Stokes now and even bought her book  The Complete Guide to Writing and Selling the Christian Novel, which my daughter has since commandeered. 

Penelope Stokes has a gift of writing to involve the reader in the feelings and actions of the story and does not need to bring in sensationalism to do this.  

A group of girls who have dreams for the future and then a group of women who have matured and have lived a life .........  

No Spoilers Allowed!!

It is an uplifting & encouraging book.

One of those books that you don't forget the emotion or message it brings.

Such a popular book there have been several prints and different covers for this novel.

Below is a link to a list of some of her other books.

Books by Penelope Stokes


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  1. I know I always say this but I do need to read more - it's something I struggle to find the time to do. Thanks for the review thanks for linking up via www.mummy2monkeys.co.uk #GoldenOldies

    1. Hi Michelle, this has been my no.1 recommended book to ladies from the day I read it.

  2. Thank you for the recommendation and thank you for linking up with #readwithme x

  3. going to check it out more on goodreads. thanks!!!!

  4. Thanks so much for this, Sandra! I'm looking for some good summer reads, and I like to know what I'm getting into before I commit! This is so helpful!

  5. Im a sucker for a good book especially a good Christmas story. Ill have to check this out.

  6. You're the second person to recommend this book to me!

  7. Sounds intriguing, Sandra! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing a review and I'll be pinning!

  8. This looks like a book right up my alley - thanks for your review!

  9. Wow, Sandra, this book sounds wonderful! I am reading all of the time and if it's not on the computer then it's pulling a book off our library shelves. Even in our trailer the past four years, I had a small bookshelf... ;) Will have to see if our local library has this book!

    Barb :)

  10. This sounds like a very interesting read, I'm adding it to my list. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Thank you for the book review. I always love to hear about a book from someone who has read it and loved it. Maree

  12. Thank you for the great book review!