Friday Morning Bookclub

April 9, 2013

The Friday Morning Bookclub Gives Another Piece Of My Heart 3.5 Omelets

Another

Amazon readers gave Another Piece Of My Heart 3.9 Stars

Goodreads readers gave Another Piece Of My Heart 3.6 Stars

Andi learned the hard way that it is not easy raising someone else’s children. So much to discuss!

Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green – Reviews, Discussion

April 1, 2013

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March 14, 2013

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Andi always wanted children so when she marries Ethan, a divorced man with two children she is thrilled. They would be one happy family!   Little does she know all the problems involved with raising someone else’s children, especially a teen age girl.

Another Piece of My Heart may be considered chic lit but it brings up many relevent topics.  More and more marriages are ending in divorce and “statistics show that approximately one-third of all weddings in America today form step families.” When I think back to when my children were growing up I remember thinking more than once how difficult it must be to raise someone else’s children. There were days when I wanted to disown my own, how could I possibly expect someone else to live with this? And my kids were pretty good! Image marrying into a family with a problem child or just a child having trouble dealing with the break up of their parents!

Jane Green is the author of twelve best sellers. “I’ve always drawn from the themes of my life, and with a blended family myself, I started to look at other blended families, particularly the ones that came with real challenges. I remember reading that once you marry someone with children, you are destroying the myth carried by all children of divorce: that their parents will reconcile.”

Thank you Reading Group Guides and St Martin’s Press for providing us with copies of this thought-provoking and thoroughly discussable book!

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February 10, 2013

This Month’s Book’s: American Dervish By Ayad Akhtar and Another Piece Of My Heart

Yes, this month we are attempting to read TWO books!

American

American Dervish is the story of Hayat, a young Pakistani- American boy growing up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the 80’s. It is a glimpse into the life of a family torn between assimilation and holding on to their beliefs and customs. The story, told from Hayat’s  point of view is a fascinating one. If you enjoy audio books, this is a  good one.  American Dervish is read by the author himself, a first generation Pakistani, American from Milwaukee. Ayad Akhtar’s voice really brings this eye-opening story to life!

Another

This month’s bonus book is Another Piece Of My Heart by Jane Green. Our book club was fortunate to be selected to receive copies of Green’s newest book. Another Piece Of My Heart “explores the complications of a woman marrying into a ready- made family, and the true meaning of motherhood.” Andie, a 37-year old interior designer, turned “home-stager” does not know what she is getting herself into when she marries Ethan, the love of her life who has two children from a previous marriage. Yes, it is definitely Chic- Lit, but with today’s many blended families…it is well worth the read. I read this book over the weekend!

Please join us in reading American Dervish and Another Piece Of My heart! Two very different yet entertaining reads!

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