Our book club began 10+ years ago (no one can quite remember exactly the year) when our kids were all students at the same elementary school. There are 12 of us, and while there have been a few additions and subtractions over the years, the core group is still pretty much the same. The big difference is that now, instead of talking about home room teachers and soccer tryouts, we’re talking about college choices and even weddings and babies.
Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, , she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse, and whether it’s possible to start over…
This was one of our lighter book picks, and it was pretty much universally enjoyed by all of us. (That’s kind of rare.)
A lemon meringue pie figures prominently in the plot at the end of the book, so I decided to attempt making one for the first time. I used this recipe from Better Homes & Gardens, although I did buy the refrigerated pie crust instead of making my own. (I’m adventurous but not THAT adventurous.)
A lemon meringue pie isn’t the easiest pie you’ll ever make, but it’s not quite as hard as I imagined either.
Our next book club pick is Killing Lincoln, quite a departure from this month’s pick.
What are you reading right now? Are you a book club member? Let’s talk books in the comments!
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