Throwback Thursday: The Romance Readers' Book Club

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Throwback Thursday – this is an event hosted by me! It used to take place weekly, but is now once a month on this blog. It is the time to recognize those older books… an older book you’ve always wanted to read, or one that you have read and love; maybe one from your childhood; or review an older book -- how about even a classic! Leave a comment here and feel free to take an icon and use it on your blog! Also feel free to do this on as many Thursdays as you like. =)

This month's throwback is:

The Romance Readers' Book Club by Julie L. Cannon
Published December 18, 2007

A southern tale of a teenage girl who opens a Pandora's box of passion and guilt

Bored with her sheltered life on the family farm in Rigby, Georgia, fifteen- year-old Tammi Lynn Elco senses things can change when she acquires a stack of forbidden romance novels. Eluding the watchful eye of her Granny Elco, Tammi forms a secret book club with two girlfriends and her eccentric Aunt Minna, reading about weak- in-the- knees passion and sharing their own stories of love and heartache. When Rigby is seized in an economically damaging drought, local preachers are quick to proclaim sin as the reason for the devastation, forcing Tammi and her fellow book club members to come to terms with the emotions they're feeling and the strict expectations of the community surrounding them. "Dixie Diva" Julie L. Cannon has written a heartfelt coming- of-age tale with true southern flair.

I am not a romance reader. At all. But I adored this little gem when I read it a few years ago! I think anyone who loves reading will enjoy this one. It was fun to revel in their love for these books and being a part of their book club. I have good memories from reading this... definitely check it out!


Zibilee said...

I have this book on my shelf and I have never heard anyone mention it before! It does sound like a great read, so I am going to have to check it out before too long. I am glad to hear that you loved it. Hopefully, I feel the same!

Jenny said...

It's been a while since I read it but I thought it was a really cute/fun book at the time!

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