April Book Club Selections

2 Apr

It’s April in the South — budding and blooming trees and warm temps. Perfect weather to sit on the porch and read a book. My book clubs are reading women’s fiction this month — Why The Sky Is Blue by Susan Meissner and The Long Highway Home by Elizabeth Musser. Have you read either of these books? We’d love to know what you thought.


What options does a Christian woman have after she’s brutally assaulted by a stranger . . . and becomes pregnant? That’s the heartrending situation Claire Holland faces. Happily married and the mother of two when she is attacked, Claire begins an incredible journey on the painful pathway to trusting God “in all things”.

When Claire’s husband, Dan, confesses he can’t be a father to the expected child, Claire’s decision to put the baby up for adoption creates a sense of tremendous loss for Claire. Later, unexpected circumstances turn this seeming loss into victory.

This wonderful first novel isn’t a love story . . . but a life story, presenting the twin themes trusting God in tragic circumstances and reaping the rewards that eventually come with sacrificial loving.


Sometimes going home means leaving everything you have ever known. When the doctor pronounces “incurable cancer” and gives Bobbie Blake one year to live, she agrees to accompany her niece, Tracie, on a trip back to Austria, back to The Oasis, a ministry center for refugees that Bobbie helped start twenty years earlier. Back to where there are so many memories of love and loss. Bobbie and Tracie are moved by the plight of the refugees and in particular, the story of the Iranian Hamid, whose young daughter was caught with a New Testament in her possession back in Iran, causing Hamid to flee along the refugee Highway and putting the whole family in danger. Can a network of helpers bring the family to safety in time? And at what cost? Filled with action, danger, heartache and romance, The Long Highway Home is a hymn to freedom in life’s darkest moments.


8 Responses to “April Book Club Selections”

  1. Carrie April 2, 2017 at 8:33 am #

    i love The Long Highway Home – it will make a great book club read!


    • rbclibrary April 2, 2017 at 8:37 am #

      Musser is a favorite of ours — always great discussions. BTW, she will be in the US for ten months starting in the fall and . . . she wants to meet with my 2 book clubs! Squee!! So excited!!

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      • Carrie April 2, 2017 at 8:51 am #

        Aaaaaaa!!!! I may have to make another trip to Atlanta area around then 😉


      • rbclibrary April 2, 2017 at 10:25 am #

        We’re a bit south of Atlanta, but I’ll make it worth your while. 😉

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  2. Barbara H. April 2, 2017 at 7:23 pm #

    I haven’t read these books, but I love these two authors, so hopefully I’ll get to them some time.


    • rbclibrary April 3, 2017 at 3:55 am #

      I’ve already read Meissner’s book. I think it may have been her first novel. It is great. Both authors are favorites of my book clubs.


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