Join us at Between the Covers Book Club to meet other romance readers in the community, chat about your favorite romances, and discuss the month's reading selection.

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All are welcome! We meet in the board room. Books are available for checkout, and additional copies may be available by emailing Jessica Buck at jessica.buck@escondidolibrary.org

Missed the meeting? A special Between the Covers Book Club meeting is held at Cypress Court the Third Wednesday of each month at 2:30PM to discuss the previous months book.

Questions? Email Librarian I, Jessica Buck

2020 Book Schedule:

01/02/2020 5:30-6:45pm      The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare
02/06/2020 5:30-6:45pm      The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
03/05/2020 5:30-6:45pm      The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott 
04/02/2020 5:30-6:45pm      What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
05/07/2020 5:30-6:45pm      The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz
06/04/2020 5:30-6:45pm      Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston


UPCOMING TITLES:

March 5, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott    

Starfish
March 5, 2020

A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice--inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.

At the height of the Cold War, two secretaries are pulled out of the typing pool at the CIA and given the assignment of a lifetime. Their mission: to smuggle Doctor Zhivago out of the USSR, where no one dare publish it, and help Pasternak's magnum opus make its way into print around the world. Glamorous and sophisticated Sally Forrester is a seasoned spy who has honed her gift for deceit all over the world--using her magnetism and charm to pry secrets out of powerful men. Irina is a complete novice, and under Sally's tutelage quickly learns how to blend in, make drops, and invisibly ferry classified documents.

The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story--the decades-long affair between Pasternak and his mistress and muse, Olga Ivinskaya, who was sent to the Gulag and inspired Zhivago's heroine, Lara--with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Pasternak's country estate outside Moscow to the brutalities of the Gulag, from Washington, D.C. to Paris and Milan, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail. And at the center of this unforgettable debut is the powerful belief that a piece of art can change the world

 

 

Starfish
April 2, 2020

April 2, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon

In an unforgettable love story, a woman’s impossible journey through the ages could change everything…

Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.

The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is connected to her own.

As tensions rise, Thomas joins the struggle for Ireland’s independence and Anne is drawn into the conflict beside him. Caught between history and her heart, she must decide whether she’s willing to let go of the life she knew for a love she never thought she’d find. But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?



May 7, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. The Vanishing by Jayne Ann Krentz

Starfish
May 7, 2020


Decades ago in the small town of Fogg Lake, “The Incident” occurred: an explosion in the cave system that released unknown gases. The residents slept for two days. When they woke up they discovered that things had changed — they had changed. Some started having visions. Others heard ominous voices. And then the scientists from a mysterious government agency arrived…

Determined not to become research subjects in an experiment that no one would explain, the people of Fogg Lake blamed the “hallucinations” on some local mushrooms cooked in a stew that everyone had eaten at a celebration. The story worked. The researchers left town. But now it has become apparent that the weird effects of The Incident are showing up in the descendants of Fogg Lake…

Catalina Lark and Olivia LeClair grew up in Fogg Lake and have been best friends for years. They now own an investigation firm, a business that allows them to use what they call their “other sight” to help solve cases. Things are going well until the night Olivia disappears. Cat frantically begins the search for her friend. When Slate Arganbright, an agent from a shadowy organization known only as The Foundation, shows up, she has no choice but to accept his help.

The duo discovers that someone is hunting the two people who witnessed a murder that took place in the Fogg Lake caves fourteen years ago. The killer was never caught. The witnesses were Cat and Olivia. Someone intends to make both women vanish.


 

Starfish
June 4, 2020

June 4, 2020 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?

When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius―his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual prince, Henry, across the pond. And when the tabloids get hold of a photo involving an Alex-Henry altercation, U.S./British relations take a turn for the worse.

Heads of family, state, and other handlers devise a plan for damage control: staging a truce between the two rivals. What at first begins as a fake, Instragramable friendship grows deeper, and more dangerous, than either Alex or Henry could have imagined. Soon Alex finds himself hurtling into a secret romance with a surprisingly unstuffy Henry that could derail the campaign and upend two nations and begs the question: Can love save the world after all? Where do we find the courage, and the power, to be the people we are meant to be? And how can we learn to let our true colors shine through? Casey McQuiston's Red, White & Royal Blue proves: true love isn't always diplomatic.