Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Review: The Rejected Writers' Book Club by Suzanne Kelman

The Rejected Writers' Book Club
by Suzanne Kelman 

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: ebook
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Librarian Janet Johnson is puzzled when she is invited—and practically dragged—to her first meeting of the Rejected Writers’ Book Club. This quirky group of women would much rather celebrate one another’s rejected manuscripts over cups of tea and slices of lemon cake than actually publish a book. But good friends are exactly what Janet needs after moving to the small town of Southlea Bay, Washington. Just as the ladies are about to raise a teacup to their five hundredth rejection letter, they receive bad news that could destroy one member’s reputation—and disband the group forever. To save the club, Janet joins her fellow writers on a wild road trip to San Francisco in search of the local publisher who holds the key to a long-buried secret. As they race to the finish line, they’ll face their fears—landslides, haunted houses, handsome strangers, ungrateful children—and have the time of their lives. 

Kritters Thoughts:  A bunch of ladies have found a common bond as they love to write, but have received all sorts of rejection letters from all sorts of publishers.  They have now found joy in the rejection and have plans when they hit a certain number of letters, but a publisher is threatening to end the joy.  The ladies must go on a road trip to confront this publisher and change their mind!

Janet Johnson is the main character in this book and she recently moved to this small, quiet town in Washington State in hopes to change the rhythm of her life.  She takes a job as the librarian and this job will bring her into the book club and will send her on the craziest of adventures.  What was supposed to be a road trip for just her to visit her newly pregnant daughter ends up being so much more.  

I typically like road trip books for their antics, but for me this one was just ok.  There were a few moments where I thought the ladies got into a little too much and was ready for them to get to their destination and for that to be the story, so I may have rolled my eyes a few times.  I really loved the senes that took place as they get to San Francisco and get to complete their mission.  

I will be reviewing the next two books in this series in the next two days.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Ebook 2020 Challenge: 94 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Netgalley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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