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December Mystery Booxies picks are:
Fiction Book of The Month
Heather Marshall's captivating novel, "Looking for Jane," weaves together the stories of three women whose lives are intertwined by a long-lost letter, a mother's unwavering love, and a clandestine network of women fighting for reproductive rights. Set in both the present day and the turbulent 1970s, the narrative follows Beth, a young woman grappling with an unexpected pregnancy, as she uncovers her late mother's involvement in Jane, an underground abortion service that operated in Toronto.
Through Beth's journey, the novel delves into the complexities of abortion access, the impact of societal stigma, and the resilience of women facing adversity. Marshall masterfully portrays the courage and compassion of the Jane volunteers, who risked their own safety to provide safe and compassionate care for women in need. As Beth pieces together her mother's past, she uncovers a legacy of strength and determination that inspires her to confront her own challenges.
"Looking for Jane" is a poignant and thought-provoking exploration of women's struggles for reproductive freedom, set against the backdrop of a pivotal era in Canadian history.
Crime/Thriller Book of The Month
In Sally Hepworth's captivating novel, "Darling Girls," three sisters - Alicia, Jessica, and Norah - find their lives entangled in a web of secrets and long-buried truths when a shocking discovery shatters their idyllic childhood memories. The narrative delves into the sisters' tumultuous past at Aurora House, a foster home run by the enigmatic Miss Fairchild, where their seemingly idyllic upbringing is overshadowed by a dark secret.
As the sisters grapple with the repercussions of their past, their relationships are tested and their individual narratives intertwine to reveal a complex tapestry of love, betrayal, and the enduring power of sisterhood. Hepworth masterfully explores the depths of human emotion, exposing the hidden scars that can linger long after childhood experiences have faded.
"Darling Girls" is a gripping and thought-provoking exploration of the enduring impact of childhood trauma, the resilience of sisterhood, and the lengths to which we will go to protect those we love.
Non-Fiction Book of The Month
In Adam Grant's insightful and groundbreaking book, "Hidden Potential: The Science of Achieving Greater Things," he challenges traditional notions of success and unveils the surprising factors that truly determine whether we reach our full potential. Drawing on groundbreaking research and compelling real-world examples, Grant argues that we often underestimate the power of original thinkers and reimagineers, those who dare to challenge the status quo and pursue unconventional paths to success.
Grant delves into the traits and behaviors that distinguish these hidden gems, exploring the qualities of originality, resilience, and the willingness to embrace risk. He reveals how organizations can create environments that foster innovation and nurture the potential of their brightest minds.
"Hidden Potential" is a paradigm-shifting exploration of the science of success, challenging the notion that high achievement is solely determined by IQ or conformity. Instead, Grant emphasizes the importance of curiosity, adaptability, and the courage to challenge conventional thinking. This insightful book offers a fresh perspective on maximizing individual and organizational success, inspiring readers to embrace their own hidden potential and create a world where originality thrives.
Romance Book of The Month
In Kate Stewart's heartwarming and humorous novel, "The Plight Before Christmas," Clark Griswold's annual holiday meltdown takes on a whole new meaning for protagonist Sarah, who finds herself facing a string of misfortunes just before Christmas. From a recent breakup to a broken toe and a missed promotion, Sarah's spirits are at an all-time low, and she's far from feeling the festive cheer.
Seeking solace in the familiar comforts of her childhood home, Sarah reluctantly accepts her mother's invitation to spend Christmas with her extended family at their rustic cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains. However, her escape from reality is quickly thwarted by the arrival of her ex-boyfriend, Jake, who has also been invited to the festivities.
As the snow falls and the family gathers around the crackling fireplace, Sarah and Jake are forced to confront their unresolved feelings and the lingering pain from their past relationship. Amidst the chaos and awkward encounters, Sarah rediscovers the true meaning of Christmas – the joy of family, the power of forgiveness, and the possibility of second chances.
With its blend of festive cheer, heartwarming moments, and relatable characters, "The Plight Before Christmas" is a delightful holiday romance that reminds us that even in the midst of life's challenges, the spirit of Christmas can bring about unexpected transformations and rekindle the flames of love.
YA Book of The Month
In Diana Urban's captivating young adult mystery novel, "Lying in the Deep," readers are plunged into a world of intrigue and suspense aboard the Semester at Sea-inspired Campus on Board cruise ship. Jade, a young woman seeking to escape the heartbreak of a recent betrayal, embarks on a journey of self-discovery and adventure, only to find herself entangled in a web of secrets and lies.
As Jade navigates the complex social dynamics of the ship, she becomes increasingly suspicious of her fellow passengers, each harboring their own hidden motives and agendas. When a mysterious death shatters the illusion of tranquillity, Jade is drawn into the investigation, determined to uncover the truth behind the tragedy.
With every twist and turn, Jade's suspicions intensify, leading her to question the very foundations of her newfound friendships and romance. Amidst the breathtaking backdrop of exotic locales, Jade must confront her own demons and navigate the treacherous waters of deception, betrayal, and the search for justice.
"Lying in the Deep" is a captivating tale of suspense, friendship, and self-discovery, keeping readers guessing until the very end.
Products of The Month
This month, we chose festive products to bring you closer to the festive season while you enjoy your reading.
Alcohol Option: We chose for you Prosecco from our friends at Tread Softly and Gingerbread Caramel Chocolate from Loco Love. Organic and Vegan and Yum
Alcohol - Free Option : We chose for you a Classico Sparkling from our friends at Lyres with also Gingerbread Caramel Chocolate from Loco Love
and of course, every Mystery Booxies comes with 2x tea pyramids from Teadrop and a sparkling water from Calm & Stormy.
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