The Blue Bottle Club

The Blue Bottle Club

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by Penelope J. Stokes
     
 

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In the wake of the depression of 1929, four friends gather in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact. “Our dreams for the future,” they whisper, as they place tiny pieces of paper holding their life wishes into the blue, cabin-shaped bottle. Letitia dreams of marriage and children; Mary hopes to be a painter; Eleanor aspires to help those in need

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In the wake of the depression of 1929, four friends gather in a cold, dusty attic on Christmas day to make a solemn pact. “Our dreams for the future,” they whisper, as they place tiny pieces of paper holding their life wishes into the blue, cabin-shaped bottle. Letitia dreams of marriage and children; Mary hopes to be a painter; Eleanor aspires to help those in need as a social worker; Adora longs to be a Broadway actress. Four girls, four dreams, and four futures sealed in a cobalt blue bottle. Sixty-five years later, local news reporter Brendan Delaney stumbles upon the bottle, discovering the most meaningful story of her career and possibly the meaning missing from her own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595540515
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/11/2005
Edition description:
Repackaged
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.12(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.89(d)

Meet the Author

Penelope J. Stokes is the critically acclaimed author of The Blue Bottle Club, The Amethyst Heart, The Amber Photograph, The Treasure Box, The Wishing Jar and The Memory Book. She holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance Literature and was a college professor for 12 years before leaving the classroom to write full-time. Stokes resides in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, North Carolina. Visit her website at www.penelopejstokes.com.

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Blue Bottle Club 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amazing read. It takes you on a soul searching journey with a mix and history and religion. I would highly recommend this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book I couldn't put it down I laughed and cried I didn't want it to end
Guest More than 1 year ago
Your Dreams, God's Dreams for You -- that seemed to sum up for me what this book covered. The dreams God has for you may be the same as what you think they should be, but if not, remember God has something better in mind for you. Ms. Stokes did a wonderful job of portraying four old women reflecting on their lives and the young TV reporter, Brendan, needed to hear their story for herself as much as for her viewers. I recommend this story to anyone who likes a thoughtful, reflective story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Whether you are religious or non religious, you'll enjoy the encouragement this little book offers to the reader. The author has it correct. Life does change, and it's a good thing to adapt. Sweet read too!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Stokes took the lives of four elderly women and allowed them to be opened up by a young journalist. The result? Heartache, tears, and spiritual awakening for all of the characters. I enjoyed the book and the development of the characters, even though Stokes' writing is not quite up there with other Christian writers such as Francine Rivers, Lynn Austin, and Terri Blackstock. I do plan to read more of Stokes' work. Pick up this one if you want a good, easy read with a good spiritual message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book will open parts of your heart you didn't know were closed. friendships and awarnesses will be quicken in your spirit. you will be blessed by reading this precious novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first picked up the book, I thought it would be predictable. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't entirely predictable, but the bigger surprise was how it affected me. The book prompted me to ask the same questions of myself that the main character was struggling with. This book is not just a girlfriend book about dreams, it really provokes some soul searching. This book has so much more to offer than just a nice story. I really enjoyed this book, and the unexpected personal bonus was worth the weekend I spent reading The Blue Bottle Club.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you liked the Ya Ya sisterhood book, you'll love this book. It was uplifting to see how each of them found their spirituallity, without the author shoving it down your throat or it seeming contrived. The characters are all likeable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an elementary reading teacher in the Midwest and I truly enjoy religious based books. This book was shared with me by a neighbor. I am so happy she shared it with me. It was so uplifting both spirtually and emotionally. I cried at the end because it touched me so.
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The Nook version was not edited well at all. I have never seen so many typos, grammatical errors and missing words and phrases. Please fix this ASAP. We pay for these and expect a standard of quality to be met
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Enjoyed the story lines coming together. Reminds you not to give up on dreams.
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LouieD More than 1 year ago
A lovely story of 4 girlfriends - the author does an excellent job of unfolding each personality and painting a beautiful picture in words of each young girl and then of each life now in their 80's. I was impressed how Penelope Stokes told each story of their faith and love in such a special believable way. Such beautiful ladies and so different in many ways. I would highly recommend this book - - who wouldn't enjoy way the news reporter connected the friends together after sooooo many years.
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